This Week in Maine Shambhala: August 2, 2018

Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

Classes and weekend retreats for Summer 2018 can be found here.

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 We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.


When you register online for a Shambhala course, program, or other activity, you will now notice a “Consent to processing of your personal data.” This statement describes how Shambhala uses your data and informs you of your rights regarding that data. Please read through this carefully, especially the first time you encounter it and check all boxes appropriately.  Please note:  You MUST check the box that asks if you wish to receive the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center email newsletter each time you register, or you will be removed from the newsletter mailing list.  These consents are being requested of all participants in Shambhala programs worldwide to ensure conformance with European Union requirements. (Shambhala International’s servers are located in Europe). Thank you for your cooperation and patience with this process.



THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

Thursday,August 2, 2018

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

Friday,August 3, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

9:00 AM Sit/Walk/Write: A Contemplative Retreat

Sunday, August 5, 2018

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
10:30 AM OPEN MEDITATION- Sundays in Rockland

Monday, August 6, 2018

6:30 PM Social Meditation – Rockland
6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland NEW LOCATION

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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

Friday, August 10, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018

6:00 PM Sadhana of Mahamudra- Community Practice in Brunswick

Sunday, August 12, 2018

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
10:30 AM Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland



(Please see the website for all details.  )

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


Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  September 6,13,20,27

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

August 5, 12, 19, 26 September 2, 9, 16, 30

Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland

 August 5, 12, 19, 26 September 2, 9, 16, 30

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

Location: at HopeGateway



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

These gatherings will resume in the fall.



Sit/Walk/Write: A Contemplative Retreat

with Shastri Ellen Rook

August 4th

Inspired by Natalie Goldman’s recent book The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language, join us for a morning meditation, movement and writing retreat.


Sadhana of Mahamudra- Community Practice in Brunswick

August 11th

Sadhana of Mahamudra. Chanting liturgy composed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on occasion of new moon.

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

August 26th

All community members are welcome to attend the Shambhala Sadhana full moon gatherings! Please join us for the Shambhala Sadhana, a practice composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on the basic goodness of self, others, and society.




 Karme Choling:

Five Wisdom Energies: Feminine and Masculine Dynamics

September 16 – 22 with Irini Rockwell
Through experiential practices, we will unlock societal perceptions of the feminine and masculine principles toward discovering natural brilliance in the darkness of confusion.

Half-Dathün: Two Weeks of Meditation

September 26 – October 11 with Shastri Shelley Heinz and Shastri Gary Heinz
Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attendance of both weeks is required.

Relax, Renew and Awaken

October 19 – 22 with Madge Rossinoff
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in the rolling green mountains of Northern Vermont and learn contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life.

The Mind of Communication: Discovering Peace in our Relationships

October 26 – November 1 with Greg Heffron
Move beyond the fear that polarizes communication in relationships, the workplace and society. Train in mindful communication to heal divisions and highlight truth.

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