This Week in Shambhala: February 8, 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 Welcome@MaineShambhala.org. We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.

 FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

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

Monday, February 12, 2018

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick
6:30 PM Lojong- in Brunswick- 2/7 class canceled due to weather
7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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

Friday, February 16, 2018

5:00 PM SHAMBHALA DAY 2018 ~ Celebrating the Year of the Earth Dog- in Brunswick
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Saturday, February 17, 2018

No Activities

Sunday, February 18, 2018

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

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

Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

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

Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

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

 

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

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

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

February 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

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

with Shastri Veit Weber

February 23rd

Dharma Talk: The Magic of the Present Moment – in Rockland

with Erika Bjorum

March 1st

Dharma Talk: Bravery & Freedom- in Rockland

with Shastri Christopher St John

April 5th

On April 5, join Shastri Christopher St. John for an exploration of bravery, on the cushion and in day-to-day life. What is your relationship with bravery?

WEEKLY CLASS SERIES 

 

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
 

Contentment in Everyday Life in Portland

with Sarah Chandler & Liz Korabek-Emerson

March 6th—April 3rd

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences 
 

Social Meditation- in Rockland

with Maggie Karoff & Beverly Feldt

March 12th—April 30th

Fearlessness in Everyday Life – in Rockland

with Shastri Christopher St John

April 17th—May 15th

Fear is rampant in our world. On a societal level, we experience uncertainty about the future of our planet and our civilization. On a personal level, fear can manifest as anything from a nagging sense of self-doubt to a static background of anxiety. 

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.
 

Windhorse- in Brunswick

with Mary Lang March 9th—March 11th

In Brunswick. “Raising windhorse is raising a wind of delight and power and riding on that energy. … … the personal experience of this wind comes as a feeling of being completely and powerfully in the present.”
 

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.

Drala- in Brunswick

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova April 27th—April 29th

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. 

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)

You are Invited to A Community Gathering to Celebrate Shambhala Day and the Year of the Earth Dog!
 

Contemplative Arts Cafe/Gathering in Brunswick

March 18th

Save the date. Details to follow

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:  

Karme Choling:

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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