This Week in Maine Shambhala: April 19, 2018

Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

Classes and weekend retreats for Winter 2018 can be found here. More to come.

Our website offers a lot of information regarding local offerings, information about meditation, Shambhala International, our structure, contacts and more.
However, if you would be more comfortable connecting with a person directly, please contact us at [email protected] We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.

 FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

        * Please note below the changes in location on various weekly gathers.

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

Thursday, April 19, 2018

7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, April 20, 2018

7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Saturday, April 21, 2018

8:30 AM Qigong Levels 1 & 2- Rockland

Sunday, April 22, 2018

8:30 AM Qigong Levels 1 & 2- Rockland
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
10:30 AM OPEN MEDITATION- Sundays in Rockland
3:00 PM People of Color Meditation Group: Feeling the Body, Healing the Heart

Monday, April 23, 2018

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland- Cancelled
Heart of Recovery will be moving to a new location starting next week (April 30th). 

Monday evenings 6:30pm -7:30pm. HopeGateway, 509 Forest Ave, Portland, Maine.

For more information, contact Seth at [email protected]

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

6:00 PM Fearlessness in Everyday Life – in Rockland

Wednesday,  April 25, 2018

7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland- canceled

Thursday, April 26, 2018

7:00 PM Ordinary Wisdom: A Meditation Group for the Young and Young at Heart- Portland- PAUSED

    *This gathering will be started up again in the fall.

7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, April 27, 2018

7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland- canceled
7:00 PM Drala- in Brunswick

Saturday, April 28, 2018

8:30 AM Drala- in Brunswick

Sunday, April 29, 2018

8:30 AM Drala- in Brunswick
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland- canceled
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick – CANCELLED
10:30 AM OPEN MEDITATION- Sundays in Rockland

2018 WINTER SCHEDULE

(Please see the website for all details.  )

Click on any of the program titles to go to the page to register.

OPEN WEEKLY SITTING PRACTICE

 

Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

April19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

 

Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick *Sunday open sitting is canceled in Brunswick, on retreat weekends. Please check the calendar.

Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland

April 22, 29 May 6,13,20,27

 

Heart of Recovery, Monday Evenings 6:30-7: 30 PM in Portland

April 30- at HopeGateway

 

 

COMMUNITY GATHERINGS

 

People of Color Meditation Group: Feeling the Body, Healing the Heart

March 11th—June 24th

We come together as people of color to foster a space of safety, awareness, community, and healing. Continue »

 

Ordinary Wisdom: A Meditation Group for the Young and Young at Heart- Portland- PAUSED

This gathering will begin in the fall again.

Ordinary Wisdom: A Meditation Group for the Young and Young at Heart When so many societal norms, expectations, and values have changed and come into question, how do young people understand their place and purpose? No age limit; topics aim 20s and 30s
 

DHARMA TALKS

 
 

WEEKLY CLASS SERIES 

Social Meditation- in Rockland

with Maggie Karoff & Beverly Feldt

March 12th—April 30th

Fearlessness in Everyday Life – in Rockland

with Shastri Christopher St John

April 17th—May 15th

Fear is rampant in our world. On a societal level, we experience uncertainty about the future of our planet and our civilization. On a personal level, fear can manifest as anything from a nagging sense of self-doubt to a static background of anxiety. 
 

WEEKEND RETREATS 

Drala- in Brunswick

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova April 27th—April 29th

In Brunswick. Through exploring the depth of perception one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. 
 

Shambhala Level III: Warrior in the World- in Rockland

with Shastri Veit Weber

May 4th—May 6th

Shambhala Training Level III, Warrior in the World, is the part of our path that draws upon our newfound strength and insight to help us negotiate the larger world of relationships, work, and life in general.
 

IKEBANA: The Art of Flowers in Brunswick

with Shastri Ellen Rook

May 5th

Japanese flower arranging, also called Ikebana, can be practiced as a contemplative art. Continue »
 

Warrior in the World- Shambhala Level III- in Brunswick

with Bryan Mendiola

May 18th—May 20th

 

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS 

 

SHAMBHALA TRAINING

July 14   9:00 AM-12:00 PM-

Coordinator and Staff  Training

July 14 12:30- 2:30 PM 

Shambhala Educators (Shambhala Guides and Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors)

 

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:  

 
 
 
Skylake Center:

Contemplative Ecology: Renewing our Earth Connection- April 20 – 22, 2018

With Donna Williams

Join us in the forests of Sky Lake Shambhala Meditation Center. We’ll reconnect with our senses in this landscape of trees and rocks and experience the restorative effects 

June 22 – July 21

Karme Choling:

Dathün: A Month of Meditation- Karme Choling

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attend one, two, or all four weeks.

June 22 – 30

Weekthün (Dathün: Week 1)

June 22 – July 7

Half Dathün (Dathün Weeks 1-2)

July 7 – 21

Half-Dathün (Dathün: Weeks 3-4) *

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Learn the Art of Japanese Archery – Kyudo First Shot at Karme Choling

June 29 – July 1 with Lucy Halverson
Kyudo, the Way of the Bow, is one of the oldest arts of the Japanese tradition of contemplative warriorship. The practice of kyudo begins with first shot and the cultivation of beginner’s heart.

Embodying Earth Energy

July 6 – 8 with Shastri Donna Williams
Tune into the natural environment and restore energetic balances with sensory practices, qigong, and mindfullness-awareness meditation. Reconnect with your body and drink in the restorative powers of trees, river, rocks, and forest of Karme Choling.

Teaching from the Heart

July 24 – 28 with Acharya Noel McLellan
A program for school teachers to discover how we are with our students is as important as what we teach. In this retreat we explore meditation, teachings, and contemplations that help us to connect to the richness in our lives.
 

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