Fall Meditation retreat in Rockland

with Shastri Christopher St John & Eunice St John

November 5th (2017)

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    Room: Rockland
    with Shastri Christopher St. John & Eunice St. John
    Sunday, 11/5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    *Half-day option available.*
    We are delighted to offer this fall meditation retreat with senior teachers Shastri Christopher St. John and Eunice St. John. Our invitation to you: come practice, get to know your mind and heart, and explore the practice of peace. We hope you can join us.
    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with tea and a light breakfast. The practice starts at 9 a.m. The morning includes shamatha meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation, and sharing/discussion. There will be a simple potluck lunch from noon to 1 p.m. with vegetarian soup provided. Registration for the afternoon begins at 12:45 p.m. The afternoon practice includes shamatha yoga, sitting and walking meditation, and one-on-one meditation instruction for those who are interested. There will be a closing talk and discussion at 3 p.m., followed by a reception.
    Level: open to everyone, including beginners and experienced practitioners; students in any tradition are welcome.
    Suggested donation: $75 for the day, $35 for half-day or pay-what-you-can. Donations in any amount are graciously accepted. 
    Registration: early registration is recommended to save your space and it also helps the staff plan for the program; contact Rachel at [email protected] or 594-1694. 
    Shastri Christopher St. John and Eunice St. John have both been practicing, studying and teaching in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition since 1982. Eunice served as Director of the Brunswick Shambhala Center from 2000-2005. Christopher has been Resident Director of Shambhala Training at the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center since 1995. He was named Shastri by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2016.
    A program of Rockland Shambhala, under the auspices of the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center.