May 14, 2020: Maine Sangha News

Welcome, Maine Sangha,

While the physical center is closed, our community continues to be at the core of all that we do. In order to care for each other, we are offering a variety of ways to stay connected. With the power of virtual options such as Zoom, we are able to keep us connected for practice, study, and gathering. IIf you are looking for ways to connect with the community, please check the website, as well as your emails, for updates on events. Let us use this time to come together and to keep our connections strong and meaningful.

Please join us online!

PROGRAMS AND CLASSES CURRENTLY OFFERED ONLINE.

This week’s programs now online.  More will be added in the coming days.

 

Find the Zoom link to call on Program Registration Page.

 

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD ONLINE

Community Open Sitting Thursdays- 6:30-7:30 PM- Topic: Thursday Evening- Community Sitting Meditation
Time: Mar 26, 2020, 06:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/326417896

Community Open Sitting– Sundays, 9:00- 10:00 AM Topic: Sunday Community Sitting Meditation
Time: Mar 29, 2020, 08:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/438206348

Heart of Recovery Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM  The program will take place online. Please email: [email protected] and the link to the video conferencing call will be emailed to you.

**If you are new to zoom, please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the session so that we may address any issues you may have with connecting to the program.

If you would be more comfortable connecting with a person directly rather than visiting our website for information, please contact us at: [email protected] We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.

 

THIS WEEK :

Thursday, May 14, 2020

6:30 PM Thursday night Community Meditation Practice – Online

Sunday, May 17, 2020

9:00 AM Sunday Community Meditation Practice. – Online
10:30 AM Coffee and Conversation: Community Connections

Monday, May 18, 2020

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery Online

Thursday, May 21, 2020

6:30 PM Thursday night Community Meditation Practice – Online

Sunday, May 24, 2020

9:00 AM Sunday Community Meditation Practice. – Online
10:30 AM Coffee and Conversation: Community Connections

WEEKLY CLASSES:

Entering the Mahayana Path- ONLINE

with Shastri Christopher St. John & Eunice St. John

May 27th—June 24th

 

OPEN COMMUNITY WEEKLY SITTING PRACTICE:

Thursday night ‘OPEN MEDITATION’- Online: Zoom- video conferencing 

6:30- 7:30 PM May 7, 14, 21, 28     June 4, 11, 18, 25

Sunday Open Meditation – Online: Zoom- video conferencing  

9:00 – 10:30 AM May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31    June 7, 14, 21, 28

 

Heart of Recovery, Monday evenings 6:30-7:30 PM – Online: Zoom Video Conferencing

 

SHAMBHALA  SUNDAY GATHERINGS @ ShambhalaOnline-

Weekly at 3:00 PM ET

This week:

Sunday Gathering – Community Gathering with Ani Pema Chödrön

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020

Teacher: Pema Chödron
Pre-registration is required.
 

KARME CHOLING OFFERINGS:

Online Practice Events at Karme Choling

April 6 – June 30 Join the Karme Choling staff for practice sessions online. These free practice sessions include: White Tara, Sadhana of Mahamudra, Shambhala Sadhana and more.
 

LIVESTREAM: Chaos Is Extremely Good News: Mudra & Digital Embodiment *

May 16 with Dr. Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Greg Heffron
 

May 23

 

ADDITIONAL  OFFERINGS of NOTE AROUND the MANDALA

The Wish Fulfilling Jewel: Money & Sacredness

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

May 15th—May 17th

Shambhala Training Level One: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Fleet Maull

May 22nd—May 23rd

Groundless Courage: Teaching on Death, Dying and the Bardos (Online)

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

May 22nd—May 24th

Practicing in the Dark Age—An Online Conversation

with Acharya Richard John

May 30th

Three Yanas of the Great Eastern Sun: Part III

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

June 1st—June 15th

 

SHAMBHALA ONLINE PROGRAMS 

New Class start soon:

Course 1/ Spring 2020
The First Noble Truth: Meeting Suffering with Maitri 
Teachers: Acharya Susan Chapman and Acharya Fleet Maull 

This course offers an exploration of the nature of suffering from the perspective of the Four Marks of Existence–Impermanence (anicca), Suffering (dukkha), Selflessness (anatta) and Nirvana/Peace (nibbana)–and how we can meet suffering with maitri (unconditional friendliness).  The acharyas will also guide students in the exploration and practice of Mindfulness of Body, the first of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. 

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