This Week in Maine Shambhala: September 13, 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.

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FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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

Friday, September 14, 2018

7:00 PM Shambhala Level IV: Awakened Heart in Rockland

Saturday, September 15, 2018

8:30 AM Shambhala Level IV: Awakened Heart in Rockland

Sunday, September 16, 2018

8:30 AM Shambhala Level IV: Awakened Heart in Rockland
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
10:30 AM OPEN MEDITATION- Sundays in Rockland

Monday, September 17, 2018

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

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

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

Friday, September 21, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

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

2018 AUTUMN 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

September 13,20,27  October 4, 11, 18, 25

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

September 16, 30  October 7, 14, 21, 28

Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland

September 16, 30  October 7, 14, 21, 28

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 

Shambhala Level IV: Awakened Heart in Rockland

September 14th—September 16th

SHAMBHALA LEVEL I: ART OF BEING HUMAN in Rockland

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova

October 26th—October 28th

SHAMBHALA LEVEL V: OPEN SKY in Rockland

with Shastri Christine Heming

November 30th—December 2nd

Meek/Perky in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John & Shastri Ellen Rook

January 25th—January 27th (2019)

 

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS 

Sangha Retreat: Meditation, Celebration, and Community Gathering

September 29th—September 30th

Sangha Retreat Sept. 29-30: Meditation, Celebration, & Community Gathering.
This weekend is a work in progress with details of schedule to follow soon. 

Sadhana of Mahamudra- Community Practice in Brunswick

with Sarah Chandler

October 8th

Sadhana of Mahamudra- Community Practice in Brunswick

with Sarah Chandler

November 7th

Sadhana of Mahamudra- Community Practice in Brunswick

with Sarah Chandler

December 7th

SHAMBHALA TRAINING

 

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:  

 Karme Choling:

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

September 7 – 9 with Shastri Bill Brauer

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II *

September 9 – 11 with Shastri Bill Brauer

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III *

September 11 – 14 with Shastri Bill Brauer

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.

Learn the Art of Japanese Archery: Kyudo First Shot

October 12 – 14 with Grace DiNapoli
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.

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.
 

Making Your Way Back Home – Shambhala Training Levels IV – V *

November 2 – 8 with Shastri Bill Brauer
The last 2 of 5 levels of the Heart of Warriorship, a seminal path of training rooted in the ancient meditation practices & wisdom teachings of the Shambhala tradition & created for the challenges of our modern, everyday existence.

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV *

November 2 – 5 with Shastri Bill Brauer

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V *

November 5 – 8 with Shastri Bill Brauer
 

The Four Dignities – The Shambhala Sacred Path *

November 2 – 9 with Shastri Donna Williams
The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the four dignities (Meek, Perky, Outrageous, and Inscrutable).

Meek – The Shambhala Sacred Path *

November 2 – 4 with Shastri Donna Williams

Perky – The Shambhala Sacred Path *

November 4 – 6 with Shastri Donna Williams

Outrageous and Inscrutable – The Shambhala Sacred Path *

November 6 – 9 with Shastri Donna Williams
 

Weekthün: A Week of Meditation

November 15 – 23 with Shastri Bill Brauer
Open to everyone – beginners to advanced practitioners! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this deep meditation retreat.
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