This Week in Maine Shambhala: May 10, 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 [email protected] We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.

 FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

no activities

Saturday, May 12, 2018

no activities

Sunday, May 13, 2018

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
10:30 AM OPEN MEDITATION- Sundays in Rockland
10:00 AM People of Color Meditation Group: Feeling the Body, Healing the Heart- New Location

Monday, May 14, 2018

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland NEW LOCATION

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

6:00 PM Fearlessness in Everyday Life – in Rockland

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

no activities

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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

Friday, May 18, 2018

no activities

Saturday, May 19, 2018

no activities

Sunday, May 20, 2018

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
10:00 AM People of Color Meditation Group: Feeling the Body, Healing the Heart- NEW LOCATION-
10:30 AM OPEN MEDITATION- Sundays in 

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

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

 May 6,13,20,27

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

Beginning at new location: May 7- at HopeGateway

 

COMMUNITY GATHERINGS

 

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

March 11th—June 24th

We come together weekly 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 

Joyful Discipline: A Meditation Retreat

with Bryan Mendiola

June 3rd

Join us for a day of practice exploring joyful discipline and the path of the Bodhisattva Warrior. In the morning, we will delve into the discipline of meditation as a way to more fully connect to ourselves and discover how “discipline brings joy.” 
 
 

 

 

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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