Dharma Talk Series- Rockland

October 5th—December 7th (2018)

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    Room: Rockland
    with Shambhala Buddhist teachers
    Thursdays, October 5, November 2, and December 7, 6-8 p.m.
    "Buddhism is a living tradition, passed from teacher to student, as a set of pragmatic instructions and techniques for cultivating sanity and brilliance in ourselves and our world." - Shambhala International
    Join us for our fall dharma talk series with three Shambhala Buddhist teachers. The evenings will include meditation practice, a dharma talk, discussion, and time for visiting. Tea and snacks will be served. We look forward to seeing you and sharing in this living tradition together.
    Thursday, October 5, 6-8 p.m. Kathy Monahan, Meditation & The Kitchen Sink
    How does the practice of meditation relate to our everyday lives? Shambhala teachings are grounded in the view that everyday life is sacred and that meditation is a natural human activity. This talk will look at the interplay of the two, and how we might view whatever we do, on or off the cushion, as part of our spiritual path. 
    Karen Monahan became a Vajrayana student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2016 and currently serves as the Director of Practice and Education for the Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center. She is a lifelong Mainer, having grown up in Aroostook County, and has lived in the Portland area for many years. She is a Meditation Instructor, Assistant Director for Shambhala training levels, and has been facilitating and leading Shambhala book study groups and classes for a number of years. Karen has worked as a legal advocate and researcher in justice policy, addressing issues related to poverty and family violence. She is an avid amateur birder, fierce Scrabble player, and devoted (and willing-to-be-silly) grandmother.
    Thursday, November 2, 6-8 p.m. Bryan Mendiola
    Thursday, December 7, 6-8 p.m. Kit St. John
    Everyone is welcome.
    Donations appreciated. Suggested: $15-20

    A program of Rockland Shambhala, under the auspices of the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center.