This Week in Maine Shambhala: July 19, 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 Welcome@MaineShambhala.org. We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SHAMBHALA’S USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA:

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.

 FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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

Friday, July 20, 2018

No Activities

Saturday, July 21, 2018

No Activities

Sunday, July 22, 2018

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

Monday, July 23, 2018

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

No Activities

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

No Activities

Thursday, July 26, 2018

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

Friday, July 27, 2018

6:00 PM SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

Saturday, July 28, 2018

No Activities

Sunday, July 28, 2018

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

 

2018 SUMMER 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

July 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

July 22, 29; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland

 July  22, 29; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

Location: at HopeGateway

 

COMMUNITY GATHERINGS

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

These gatherings will resume in the fall.

 

WEEKEND RETREATS 

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.

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS 

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

July 27th

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.

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.

SHAMBHALA TRAINING

 

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:  

 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.

 

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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