This Week in Shambhala: February 1, 2018

 

Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

Classes and weekend retreats for Winter 2018 can be found here. More to come.

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 [email protected] We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.

 FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

 

THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

Thursday, February 1, 2018

6:00 PM Dharma Talk in Rockland: Cultivating Compassion
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, February 2, 2018

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

Saturday, February 3, 2018

No Activities

Sunday, February 4, 2018

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

Monday, February 5, 2018

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick
6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick
6:30 PM True Perception: Exploring Dharma Art- in Portland

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick
6:30 PM Lojong- in Brunswick
7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Thursday, February 8, 2018

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, February 9, 2018

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Saturday, February 10, 2018

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick

Sunday, February 11, 2018

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
10:30 AM Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland
6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick

 

2018 WINTER 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

 February  7, 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 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

February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25

 

Heart of Recovery, Monday Evenings 6:30-7: 30 PM in Portland

February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26

Refuge Recovery – every Sunday, 6-7:30 p.m. in Rockland

February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25

 

COMMUNITY GATHERINGS

Ordinary Wisdom: A Meditation Group for the Young and Young at Heart- Portland

December 28th—May 31st (2018)

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

Dharma Talk: Cultivating Compassion- in Rockland

February 1st

On February 1, join Dr. John Baugher for a special evening inspired by his forthcoming book Cultivating Compassion: How Caring Can Change Who We Are (Shambhala Publications, Spring 2019).

The Art of Being Human: FRIDAY NIGHT TALK – in Brunswick

with Shastri Veit Weber

February 23rd

WEEKLY CLASS SERIES

Stillness and Simplicity Meditation Series- in Rockland

with Rachel Nixon & Julia Head

January 9th—January 30th (2018)

This January, join us for a kind-hearted journey into stillness and simplicity. Shamatha meditation offers an opportunity to pause and simply be with ourselves just as we are. 
 

True Perceptions: Exploring Dharma Art- in Portland

with Liz Korabek-Emerson & Karen Monahan

January 16th—February 13th (2018)

True Perception: Exploring Dharma Art “In dharma art, what we are trying to do is to tame our society, including ourselves.” –Chogyam Trungpa 

Lojong- in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

January 24th—February 28th (2018)

This class will use Chogyam Trungpa’s Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume II: The Bodhisattva Path section on the teachings on lojong, or mind training.

Art of Conversation Study Group- in Rockland

with Cindy Kava & Sydney Hall

February 20th—March 20th

From the ground of conversation arises the magic of our relationships. – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

WEEKEND RETREATS 

 

The Art of Being Human: Level I in Brunswick

February 23rd—February 25th (2018)

In Brunswick. This first-weekend retreat of the Way of Shambhala series introduces participants to the practice of sitting meditation and to the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship.
 

Shambhala Level II: The Birth of a Warrior- Rockland

March 16th—March 18th

The Birth of the Warrior weekend looks at how to recognize the habitual patterns that prevent us from opening to the experience of basic goodness
 

Qigong Levels 1 & 2- Rockland

with Beth Latchis

April 21st—April 22nd

Qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, nourishes internal organs, stimulates circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity.

 

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS 

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick

February 5th—February 14th (2018)

Mamo Chants: We will begin this year-end protector practice on Monday, February 5. These sessions are open to all practitioners.
 
 

SHAMBHALA DAY 2018 ~ Celebrating the First Day of the Year of the Earth Dog

February 16th (2018)

Stay tuned for details on our annual celebration of the Tibetan New Year! Save the date! 
 

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:  

Karme Choling:

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.
 

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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