This Week in Maine Shambhala: May 17, 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.

 FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

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 

Monday, May 21, 2018

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

No activities

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

No activities

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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

Friday, May 25, 2018

No activities

Saturday, May 26, 2018

No activities

Sunday, May 27, 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 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

May 17, 24, 31 ; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 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.

May 20,27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland

 May 20,27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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. 

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

 

Senior Buddhist teacher Judith Lief speaks on ‘ Wakefulness in Everyday Life’

with Judy Lief – June 13th

Judith L. Lief is the compiler and editor of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, based on thirteen years of lectures given by Chogyam Trungpa at the Vajradhatu Seminaries, advanced programs for his senior students.

WEEKLY CLASS SERIES 

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.” 
 

 

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

May 29th

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 Midsummer Celebration

June 23rd

Save the Date!

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

June 28th

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

July 12th

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

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

July 14   9:00 AM-12:00 PM-

Coordinator and Staff  Training

“volunteer opportunity for those who have completed at least Shambhala Training Level III”

July 14 12:30- 2:30 PM 

Shambhala Educators – by invitation only

 

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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