May 5, 2022: Maine Shambhala Sangha Newsletter

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.

If 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.

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.

Please join us online.


Brunswick Portland Community Classes and Gatherings:

 Lojong Slogans — A Deeper Dive

Please join us as we gather weekly to read, contemplate, meditate, and discuss one lojong slogan per week, using a guide authored by Judy Lief, Working with the Slogans of Atisha: A Practical Guide to Leading a Compassionate Life. Lojong is a Tibetan word which literally means “mind” (lo) “training” (jong). It is sometimes translated as “heart cultivation.”  The lojong slogans were brought from India to Tibet by renowned teacher Atisha in the 11th century; they became more widely known in the 12th century when the 59 slogans were summarized into Seven Points of Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa.

We will meet seven Tuesdays, May 3rd to June 14th, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm by zoom only.


SAVE THIS DATE!  An evening with Judy Lief: Cultivating a Dharmic Life – June 8


Compassion for Ukraine –Tonglen Gathering

Note: Beginning May 1st, Sessions will be offered on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. 

Hosted by Shambhala Online

Date: Begins Friday, March 4th, 30 minute session + Discussion.  Daily at 11:00 AM EST

Zoom link: Zoom Link for ALL Sessions



Open Brunswick Portland Community weekly sitting practice:

Thursday night ‘OPEN MEDITATION’- Online: Zoom- 

6:30- 7:30 PM          May 5, 12, 19, 26

Sunday Morning Meditation – Online Zoom-

9:00 – 10:30 AM    May 8, 15, 22, 29


Karme Choling Programs:

Online Practice Events at Karme Choling

Online practice sessions are free of charge. If you are able, please consider making a donation, which will allow us to continue offering community-building programs such as these.

Online: How To Lead Strategically — Discovering & Deepening with Zhuge Liang

May 7 – July 9 with Suzann Duquette and Jane Arthur

Online Introduction to Mudra Space Awareness

May 15 with Tai Pimputkar

Tent Volunteer Weekend

May 19-22 Basic accommodations and meals are FREE for the weekend.

Celebrating Community – A Time to Reconnect

June 3 – 9, with Melanie Klein and Alexander deVaron


Shambhala Online:

Compassion for Ukraine – Daily Tonglen Gathering

Note: Beginning May 1st, Sessions will be offered on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week.

11:00 AM EST    Zoom Link for ALL Sessions

Shambhala Garden Share

Now collecting creative contributions for the first episode on May 31st.


Shambhala Online Weekly Sunday Offerings:


Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022 (15:00 -16:00 EST)

Join us for a Maitri Bhavana Practice as a way for our worldwide community to come together to practice for the wellbeing of others each month. “Maitri Bhavana Second Sunday” includes a brief talk, a discussion period, and Maitri Bhavana practice. Maitri Bhavana is a regularly scheduled mahayana practice for the seriously ill, or for major global turmoil and disasters. It contains tonglen practice and may be done by anyone.

Shambhala Sunday Gathering – Fear, Fearlessness, and Money

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022 (15:00 -16:00 EST)

Fear is such a common experience around money. Whether we are just starting out or in the prime of our working years or facing retirement money is an important resource.


 Sakyong Lineage Courses: click here for complete Listings – Including:

        Six  Talks on the Protector Principle and Protectors

        World of Gesar

        The Path to Auspiciousness – A course on the Verses of the Eight  Auspicious Noble Ones

         Meeting Shambhala – An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

         Shambhala Lineage Supplication: A Short Course