This Week in Shambhala: February 18, 2016

Building a Culture of Kindness.

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NEWS:

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Shambhala Day had a wonderful turnout and Spirits were high!

The Sakyong’s talk is now on line. You will find it here:

Shambhala Day 2016

The new Lineage Thangka is amazing!

Read more on the day, the Transcript and Acharya Adam Lobel’s thoughts on the new Thangka here:

The Notion of Lineage

And an explanation of the various images themselves on the Thangka by the artist:

Nepal Epilogue: The Shambhala Lineage Thangka

There is still an opportunity to make a Shambhala Day Donation and the good news is you can do it on line here:

2016 Shambhala Day Giving

FEATURED PROGRAMS:

 BIRTH OF THE WARRIOR: LEVEL II with Angela Lutzenberger- March 4th—March 6th

In Brunswick. Looking directly at our habitual patterns of thought, emotions and gestures, we can arouse fearlessness and make more direct contact with basic goodness. Prerequisite: The Art of Being Human Continue »

CONTENTMENT IN EVERYDAY LIFE

with Sarah Chandler

March 8th—April 5th

In Portland. Through meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and meet life’s challenges with gentleness and bravery. Continue »

WHO AM I? THE BASIC GOODNESS OF BEING HUMAN

with Christopher St John & Eunice St John

March 9th—April 13th

In Brunswick. Who am I? How can I help? What is real? These questions are universal. They have arisen in some form across cultures and traditions throughout human history. Continue »

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~ Yoga for Sitters ~

with Marit Wilson

March 13th

Posture Work for Comfort and Longevity In Your Seat Continue »

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

 

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!

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, February 18,2016

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

Umdze: Kathy Meade

Friday, February 19, 2016

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

Umdze: Dan Rosenheck

Saturday, February 20, 2016

No Activities

Sunday, February 21, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze:

Caroline Wagner

 

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: Brenda Kelleher

1:00 PM MILAREPA DAY 

Monday, February 22, 2016

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

No Activites

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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

Umdze:Mary Jo Steckevicz

Thursday, February 25, 2016

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

Umdze: Ryan McMann

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

Friday, February 26, 2016

7:00 PM UNCONDITIONAL CONFIDENCE: RIGDEN WEEKEND
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Umdze: TBD

Saturday, February 27, 2016

8:30 AM UNCONDITIONAL CONFIDENCE: RIGDEN WEEKEND

Sunday, February 28, 2016

8:30 AM UNCONDITIONAL CONFIDENCE: RIGDEN WEEKEND
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze:

Matthew Alcorn

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick CANCELLED

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 :)!
2/18 Skillful Means Comes from the Echo
2/25 Renunciation (The Vomit Talk)
3/3 Sitting Meditation (No discussion, this baby is for real)
3/10 Meditation in Action
3/17 Introduction to Mahayana Vision
3/24 Transplanting Bodhicitta (Ice Cubes Talk
3/31 “Far-Gone” Practices and Generosity
4/7 Discipline and Patience
4/14 Exertion and Meditation
4/21 Prajna
4/28 Vajra-Like Samadhi

All are welcome.
Donations appreciated.

EARLY SPRING OFFERINGS:

MILAREPA DAY- February 21st

In Brunswick. Practice group chanting from the Rain of Wisdom, realizing songs of the Kagyu masters. All are welcome. Continue »

UNCONDITIONAL CONFIDENCE: RIGDEN WEEKEND with Acharya Eric Spiegel-February 26th—February 28th

In Brunswick. The Way of Shambhala I culminates in the Rigden Weekend. The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom of the Way of Shambhala culminate in unconditional confidence. Confidence that comes from genuineness and wakefulness instead of aggression Continue »

BIRTH OF THE WARRIOR: LEVEL II with Angela Lutzenberger- March 4th— 6th

In Brunswick. Looking directly at our habitual patterns of thought, emotions and gestures, we can arouse fearlessness and make more direct contact with basic goodness. Prerequisite: The Art of Being Human Continue »

CONTENTMENT IN EVERYDAY LIFE with Sarah Chandler -March 8th—April 5th

In Portland. Through meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and meet life’s challenges with gentleness and bravery. Continue »

WHO AM I? THE BASIC GOODNESS OF BEING HUMAN with Christopher St John & Eunice St John- March 9th—April 13th

In Brunswick. Who am I?… How can I help?… What is real?… These questions are universal. They have arisen in some form across cultures and traditions throughout human history. Continue »

TASTE OF SHAMBHALA: SUNDAY POTLUCK –March 6th

In Portland. Gather, share, eat. Join a community potluck and gathering after Sunday Meditation. Please bring a dish to share

SHAMBHALA ART FESTIVAL- March 20th

In Brunswick Celebration of Arts and the Spring Equinox. Continue »

WARRIOR IN THE WORLD: LEVEL III: IN ROCKLAND: with Shastri Veit Weber-April 1st—April 3rd

Bring the mindfulness and awareness of meditation practice into everyday life. Alive to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with a vulnerability that is fearless,

MEDITATION PRACTICE WEEKEND: April 2nd—April 3rd

In Portland. Full weekend of practice Continue »

PARINIRVANA OF CTRApril 4th

In Brunswick Anniversary of the death of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. All welcome. Continue »

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 »

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:

Art of Hosting: Social Practices for Enlightened Society –March 18 – 20

with Marguerite Drescher and Gabrielle Donnelly
The Art of Hosting is a global learning community drawing on a range of leading-edge facilitation, community engagement and change practices. Speak with your Meditation instructor and then Learn more

Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training* –March 18 – 20

with Shastri Henry Chapin
For those ready to embark on the path of teaching by learning to be a Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor. If youa re already a guide, speak with your meditation instructor and then Learn more about the program here.
“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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