October 15, 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.

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!

PROGRAMS AND CLASSES CURRENTLY OFFERED ONLINE.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ATTENDING PROGRAM AT THE CENTER

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ATTENDING PROGRAM AT THE CENTER

 

 

Community Open Sitting Thursdays- 6:30-7:30 PM- Topic: Thursday Evening- Community Sitting Meditation
Time:  06:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting:  JOIN HERE

Community Open Sitting– Sundays, 9:00- 10:30 AM Topic: Sunday Community Sitting Meditation- followed by Coffee and Conversation Time: 08:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting JOIN HERE

DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER SUNDAY COMMUNITY PRACTICE IS OFFERED BOTH ONLINE AND AT THE CENTER. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IF YOU ATTEND AT THE CENTER.

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.

 

THIS WEEK :

Thursday, October 15, 2020

6:30 PM Thursday night Community Meditation Practice – Online

Sunday, October 18, 2020

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

Monday, October 19, 2020

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery Online

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

6:30 PM Contemplative Circle for People Identifying as Men: A Buddhist Perspective- ONLINE

Thursday, October 22, 2020

6:30 PM Thursday night Community Meditation Practice – Online

Sunday, October 25, 2020

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

 

WEEKLY CLASSES:

Contemplative Circle for People Identifying as Men: A Buddhist Perspective- ONLINE

with Frank Sanfilippo

October 21st—November 11th

2nd Noble Truth — The Origins of Suffering, Part I: The 5 Skandhas Teachers- ONLINE

with Judi Soule

November 10th—December 15th

 

OPEN COMMUNITY WEEKLY SITTING PRACTICE:

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

6:30- 7:30 PM    October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November 5, 12, 19, 26 December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

*September 3rd sitting will be offered on zoom as well as at the Brunswick Center

Sunday Open Meditation – Online: Zoom- video conferencing  

9:00 – 10:30 AM    October 4, 11, 18, 25 November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 December 6, 13, 20, 27

*October Sunday Community Practice Sessions will be offered on zoom as well as at the Brunswick Center

 

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

 

Karme Choling Practice Session Offerings

Online Practice Schedule

Our 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.  

Evening Practice: 

This practice takes place every evening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
 
Sitting Meditation: 5:30
Maitri Bhavana: Last Monday of the month at 5:45 p.m.
Maitri Bhavana — “Say Their Names,” for those specific people of color who have died as a result of systemic oppression: All other Mondays.
Tonglen Practice: 5:50 – 6 p.m.
Protector and Closing Chants: 6:10 p.m.
White Tara: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 – 6 p.m., followed by sitting meditation.
Green Tara: Thursday from 5:30 – 6 p.m., followed by sitting meditation.
Sadhana of Mahamudra: Every new moon at 5:30 p.m. 
Zoom Room links will be updated periodically and sent to everyone who is registered.
Register here for the Evening Practice Zoom Room link. 

Sadhana of Mahamudra:  

The Karmê Chöling staff practices the Sadhana of Mahamudra every new moon at the regular evening practice session from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Check the 2020 Moon Schedule for the next Sadhana of Mahamudra gathering.
Zoom links will be updated periodically and sent to everyone who is registered.
The Zoom Room link for the Sadhana of Mahamudra practice is the same as the link for evening practice, which you can register for here

Shambhala Sadhana Practice:

The Karmê Chöling staff practices the Shambhala Sadhana on the morning of the full moon. Practice is from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time. 
Check our 2020 Moon Schedule for the next Shambhala Sadhana gathering.
Zoom links will be updated periodically and sent to everyone who is registered.
Register here to receive the Zoom Room link for Shambhala Sadhana.  

White Tara Practice:

Join the Karmê Chöling Staff in the healing practice of White Tara every Tuesday from 5:30 – 6 p.m., followed by our regular evening sitting session. 

Register here to join the practice and receive the Zoom Room link

 

Boston Friday Night Talks:

Friday Night Talk: Trusting the Path of Nontheism

October 16th with John Rockwell

This talk and discussion will explore our personal experience of what and who we trust, particularly on a spiritual path. All are welcome.

Friday Night Talk: She who Brings Peace to the World

October 23rd with Laura Simms

How stories heard and imagined cultivate our innate compassion, appropriate for both adult and family audiences. A magical evening of storytelling!

Karme Choling Programs:

Mudra Space Awareness: Gesture Practice for Intense Times- Online

October 24 – 25 with Dr. Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Greg Heffron
Confidence in groundlessness? Explore Mudra, a unique mind-body discipline of intensification postures and sensory awareness exercises for these intense times.

ONLINE: Open Sky: Level 5 of the Heart of Warriorship *

October 31 – November 1
In this culminating program, we learn that communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness sharpens. We find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy.

ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: The Art of Leading-Embodied Presence

November 7 – 8 with Suzann Duquette and Jane Arthur
Based on a book by Eva Wong: Leadership is more about being than doing. Just as by being virtuous, a leader attracts virtue, so trustworthiness attracts commitment and integrity from others.
 

ONLINE: HOW TO LEAD STRATEGICALLY: The Art of Leading – Strategic Wisdom

December 5 – 6 with Suzann Duquette and Jane Arthur
Based on a book by Dr. Eva Wong: The art of leading has elegance and beauty. It requires subtlety and knowing how to read people, who to trust and not trust, and how to make use of people’s potentials.

Dakini Wisdom: Revealing the Feminine in Tibetan Buddhism- Online

December 12-13 with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
Through an exploration of feminine principle, symbolized by the dakini, the sky-dancing goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, we may access our own vast wisdom beyond gender–and yet discover new meaning in our embodied, passionate lives as women and men.
 

Shambhala Online Courses:

Meeting Shambhala—An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

Teacher: Walker Blaine
This course is a progressive exploration of the core elements of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, which is the union of warriorship and Buddhism.
 

Touching the Earth – Humanity at a Crossroad: Parts I and II

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Teacher: Richard Reoch
A two-session public event on October 17 and November 14 presented by the Touching the Earth Collective and hosted by Shambhala Online: “Humanity at a Crossroad: Laudato Si’ and the Shambhala Principle. A conversation hosted by Richard Reoch.

Shambhala Online Weekly Sunday Offerings:

White Tara Live Practice Session – October 18

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Sunday Gathering – Patience and Gentleness: Tools for our Time (In Italian)

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Daniele Bollini
Roman emperor and philosopher Aurelius defined gentleness as the greatest delight, while patience, according to Buddhist tradition, helps us to melt aggression into open space. We will explore the relationship between these two principles.
 

Sunday Gathering – In League with the Beings of the Future (in French with English interpretation)

Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020
Teacher: Catherine Eveillard
Our generation’s crime against the future beings on earth will be too terrible to be believed, unless it is already acknowledged by us.” This sentence of the great Buddhist scholar and Deep ecology woman and activist, Joanna Macy, has been haunting me.

 

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