This Week in Shambhala: December 7, 2017

 

Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

Classes and weekend retreats are up on the website for Fall 2017.

We would like to invite you to review and begin to create space for when you will be joining us. Looking forward to seeing you this fall!

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, December 7, 2017

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

Friday, December 8, 2017

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

Saturday, December 9, 2017

12:30-2:30 pm Teacher/MI/Guide Gathering

3:00 PM SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

Sunday, December 10, 2017

9:00 AM Early Winter Meditation Gathering- Rockland
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland
10:30 AM Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland

Monday, December 11, 2017

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

6:30 PM Milarepa: Lessons from the Life and Songs of Tibet’s Great Yogi- in Portland
6:30 PM Wisdom in Everyday Life- in Brunswick

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

6:30 PM Meditation in Everyday Life- in Brunswick
7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Thursday, December 14, 2017

6:30 PM Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. – PORTLAND
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, December 15, 2017

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

Saturday, December 16, 2017

12:00 AM Children’s Day on Brunswick

Sunday,  December 17, 2017

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland
10:30 AM Open Meditation-  in Rockland

2017 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

Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

December 13, 20, 27

Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

December 7, 14, 21, 28

Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

December 8, 15, 22, 29

Sunday Meditation. in Portland 

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

Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland

December 10, 17, 24, 31

 

DHARMA TALKS

Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. – PORTLAND

October 12th—December 14th

Dharma Talk Series- Rockland

October 5th—December 7th (2018)

 

WEEKLY CLASS SERIES

 

January class listing coming soon

WEEKEND RETREATS

Winter Retreats listing coming soon.

WINTER RETREAT

Weekthun in Rockland

with Shastri Christopher St John & Eunice St John

December 26th—January 1st (2018)

 

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS:

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

December 9th

Children’s Day in Brunswick

December 16th

 

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:  

Karme Choling:

Heart of Recovery Retreat– December 26, 2017 – January 1, 2018

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan
An exploration of how meditation and mindfulness intersect with recovery from addiction and other harmful habitual patterns. This is a week-long journey of warriorship, gentleness, and bravery.

Dathün: A Month of Meditation– January 6 – February 5, 2018

with Acharya Richard John
Open to beginners! Deepen your meditation practice in this intensive month-long retreat. This dathün fulfills the group practice requirements for the Shambhala Buddhist path.

Shambhala Training: Golden Key *- February 4 – 7, 2018

with Shastri Donna Williams
Drawing wisdom from the Shambhala root text The Letter of the Golden Key, learn the practice of enriching presence.
 

Warrior Assembly *- February 10 – 21, 2018

Warrior Assembly is the culmination of the Shambhala Training Sacred Path program.

Qigong Levels 1-3– April 25 – 29, 2018

with Acharya Suzann Duquette
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.
 
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 
 
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