This Week in Shambhala: April 6, 2016

Building a Culture of Kindness.

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“True happiness is always available to us, but first we have to create the environment for it to flourish.” – SMR

FEATURED PROGRAMS:

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WARRIOR IN THE WORLD; LEVEL III

with Dr. Brian McCorkle

April 29th—May 1st

In Brunswick.Through daring and gentleness we open to a clear perception of the world and its feedback. Continue »

OPEN POSITIONS in SANGHA:

Are you interested in service as practice and contributing to community?
These are a few of the currently open volunteer positions:

-Administrative Assistant
-Publicity Coordinator
-Membership Assistance
-Volunteer Assistance

See our Volunteer page for more opportunities.
Please contact Kathy Bither if you are interested in learning more about one of these positions. [email protected]. Thank you.

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

Thursday, April 7, 2016

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

Umdze: Chris Brett

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In- Thursday Evenings in Portland

Friday, April 8, 2016

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

Umdze: TBD

Saturday, April 9, 2016

9:00 AM Shambhala Meditation: Proclaiming Basic Goodness (rebroadcast) IN BRUNSWICK

Sunday, April 10, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze:

Frank Sanfillipo

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick: CANCELLED
9:00 AM Shambhala Meditation Instructor Gathering IN BRUNSWICK

Monday, April 11, 2016

6:00 PM Governing Council or Executive Committee Monthly Meeting
6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

No Activities

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

9:00 AM Yarmouth High School 9th grade students: IN BRUNSWICK
6:30 PM WHO AM I? THE BASIC GOODNESS OF BEING HUMAN
7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Umdze: Rob Martin

Thursday, April 14, 2016

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In- Thursday Evenings in Portland
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Umdze:Kathy Meade

Friday, April 15, 2016

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

Umdze:Kudra MacCaillech

Saturday, April 17, 2016

No Activities

Sunday, April 18, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland 

Umdze:Caroline Wagner

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: TBD

ONGOING CLASSES:

Heart of Recovery- Monday Evenings 6:30-7:30pm in Portland 
The Heart of Recovery is an on-going, weekly meeting for people grappling with strong addictions of any kind – be they substances such as drugs and alcohol or harmful, habitual patterns.

Dharma Drop-in, Thursday 7pm-8:30pm

Thursday night dharma drop in, is thrilled to be hosting a fantastic series of teachings by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  These teachings will take the form of short videos followed by contemplations, discussion and meditation!!!

Thursday’s 7-8:30 in Portland. As alway your welcome to drop in anytime for as long or short as you would like! Hope to see you!

Please feel free to email Keely Anderson with questions [email protected]

The series is called :
Skillful means and wisdom on the Buddhist path.
By the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

This is the schedule we will be following :
4/7 Discipline and Patience
4/14 Exertion and Meditation
4/21 Prajna
4/28 Vajra-Like Samadhi

All are welcome.
Donations appreciated.

SPRING OFFERINGS:

Shambhala Meditation: Proclaiming Basic Goodness (rebroadcast) IN BRUNSWICK- April 9th

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Acharya Noel McLellan April 9 All are invited to join for this rebroadcast of the international event with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, who offers the transmission (empowerment and permission to practice) for Shambha Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Instructor Gathering IN BRUNSWICK-April 10th

All meditation instructors, assistant directors, teachers, and Shambhala guides are invited to this day-long program on Shambhala meditation. Attendance at the preceding Saturday program is strongly recommended but not required. Continue »

WARRIOR IN THE WORLD; LEVEL III: with Dr. Brian McCorkle- April 29th—May 1st

In Brunswick.Through daring and gentleness we open to a clear perception of the world and its feedback. Continue »

HOW CAN I HELP? THE BASIC GOODNESS OF SOCIETY-May 3rd—June 7th

with Christopher St John & Angela Lutzenberger-

In Brunswick. How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society explores our relationship with others and society, and our aspiration to help the world. Continue »

JOY IN EVERYDAY LIFE-May 3rd—May 31st

with Kathy Bither & Cathleen Miller

In Portland. An introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta- awakened heart/mind. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

WINDHORSE -May 13th—May 15th

with Shastri Diana Evans

In Brunswick. Study the practice of raising windhorse, which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement. Continue »

DRALA-June 10th—June 12th

with Frank Ryan & Susan Ryan

In Brunswick. Through exploring the depth of perception one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION-June 18th

Summer is a time of expansion and activity, of growth and richness. We celebrate together. Continue »

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:

The Power of Kindness –April 15 – 17

with Christine Sloan
Join us for an exploration of the power of kindness and how we can cultivate a culture of kindness. We will practice deep listening and tell our stories, and have time for reflection, dialogue, and sitting meditation. Learn More:

Shambhala Guide Training*- April 21 – 24

with Shastri Bill Brauer
This training is for students who have a strong personal practice and feel ready to help others on their meditative journeys. Speak with your meditation instructor and then Learn More:
“The principles of Shambhala Training are based on sanity and reality, as well as the gentleness of the Buddhist tradition. However, the Shambhala tradition has its own basis, its own footing. That basis is ourselves individually cultivating who we are, what we are, as human beings. That’s the first key idea: you shouldn’t be afraid of who you are.”–Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche 

The Spring 2016 Schedule can now be found on the website at: PROGRAMS OR donwnloaded here:

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