This Week in Shambhala: April 27, 2017

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Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

We invite you to check out our classes and retreats in Brunswick, Portland and Rockland.
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 as [email protected] We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.

HIGHLIGHTS:

(Registration is highly recommended for all.)

 
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SERVICE AS PATH

The Winter/ Spring Season schedule has been posted online.

There are a number of wonderful weekend retreats scheduled. If you have completed Level III training, we invite you to consider staffing one of the weekends. You would also need to have already completed the Level that you are interested in staffing. Please contact the coordinator of the program as listed on each of the Event Pages directly.
Thank you for your willingness to service our sangha through this very rewarding opportunity.

THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

Thursday, April 27, 2017

5:30 PM Open Meditation- in Rockland
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, April 28, 2017

7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland
7:00 PM Ikebana: The Art of Flowers in Brunswick

Saturday, April 29, 2017

8:30 AM Ikebana: The Art of Flowers in Brunswick

Sunday, April 30, 2017

9:00 AM Ikebana: The Art of Flowers- Rockland
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland
10:30 AM Open Meditation- in Rockland

Monday, May 1, 2017

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

6:00 PM Rockland Shambhala Open House
6:30 PM Joy in Everyday Life in Brunswick
6:30 PM Glimpses of Mahamudra – in Portland

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Thursday, May 4, 2017

5:30 PM OPEN MEDITATION- Thursdays in Rockland
6:00 PM Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick
7:00 PM Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, May 5, 2017

7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Saturday, May 6, 2017

No Activities

Sunday, May 7, 2017

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland
10:30 AM OPEN MEDITATION- Sundays in Rockland
5:30 PM SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice- PORTLAND

2017 SPRING SCHEDULE

(Please see the website for all events running through June)

PRACTICE, STUDY, AND CONVERSATION IN COMMUNITY (Drop-ins Welcomed):

 Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

May 4th

Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

May 4th

Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. Sit. Study. Engage.- Portland

May 11th

Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

June 1st

Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

June 1st

Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. Sit. Study. Engage.- Portland

June 8th

SPRING SERIES CLASSES:

Save the Dates 6:30-8:30 PM May.

 

Joy in Everyday Life in Brunswick

with Shastri Angela Lutzenberger

April 25th—May 23rd

Glimpses of Mahamudra – in Portland

with Shastri Christopher St John

May 2nd—June 5th

SPRING RETREATS

for April, May, and June 

 

IKEBANA: The Art of Flowers in Brunswick

with Shastri Ellen Rook

April 28th—April 29th

IKEBANA: The Art of Flowers- Rockland

with Shastri Ellen Rook

April 30th

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Level III in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John

May 19th—May 21st

Mindful Living Retreat: A Day of Meditation in Rockland

with Shastri Angela Lutzenberger

June 11th

 

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS:

Save the Dates

Rockland Shambhala Open House

May 2nd

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice- Portland

May 7th

Sangha Soup Potluck in Rockland

May 14th

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

June 9th

MI, TEACHER and GUIDE TRAINING:

TBD

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:

At Karme Choling: 

 

QiGong Levels 4-5 *- April 28 – May 2

with Sophie Leger
A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity.

Ziji Collective Regional Retreat: Civilization Architect Gathering- May 4 – 7

with Shastri Nick Kranz
Join society-focused and mindfully inspired people from cities around the region to explore social action without aggression. This program is open to anyone interested in this work, aged 16 and older.

Summer Arts Dathün: A Month of Meditation- June 23 – July 22

with Lance Brunner
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.

Enlightened Society Assembly *- August 12 – 21

with Acharya Martin Janowitz and Acharya Susan Chapman
The Enlightened Society Assembly (Sutrayana Assembly) is a Shambhala mahayana program that emphasizes the view of the intrinsic goodness of all beings, practices that rouse bodhichitta and confident activity that engages fully in the world.
 

At Providence:

Three Jewels Weekend – Refuge / Bodhisatva Vows

with Acharya Mitchell Levy- April 28th—April 30th

The Three Jewels’ is open to anyone who is curious and interested in exploring the topic of refuge, but who is not at the point of making a formal commitment as well as those ready to take the refuge vow. The three jewels consist of the buddha as the exam Continue »

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