This Week in Shambhala: January 21,2016

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Community is part of our practice.

Join us in the exploration & practice of community.

When we are gentle with ourselves, we are naturally gentle with others. ~
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

FEATURED PROGRAMS:

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Acharya Noel McLellan January 22nd—January 23rd All are invited to join for this international event with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, who will offer the transmission (empowerment and permission to practice) for Shambhala Medi 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:
-Adminstrative Assistant
-Publicity Coordinator
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, January 21

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

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

Umdze: Chris Brett

Friday, January 22

6:00 PM Shambhala Meditation: Proclaiming Basic Goodness- Brunswick

7:00 PM BIRTH OF THE WARRIOR: LEVEL II- Rockland

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

Umdze: Ryan McMann

Saturday, January 23

8:00 AM Shambhala Meditation: Proclaiming Basic Goodness -Brunswick

8:30 AM BIRTH OF THE WARRIOR: LEVEL II- Rockland

Sunday, January 24

8:00 AM Shambhala Meditation Instructor Gathering- Brunswick

8:30 AM BIRTH OF THE WARRIOR: LEVEL II- Rockland
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Weade Clarke

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick- CANCELLED

Monday, January 25

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, January 26

6:30 PM MEDITATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE– Portland

Wednesday, January 27

6:30 PM PEMA CHODRON:The Freedom to Choose Something Different- Brunswick

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

Umdze: TBD

Thursday, January 28

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

Umdze: Karen Rollins

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

Friday, January 29

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

Umdze: TBD

Saturday, January 30

10:00 AM MEMBERS ANNUAL ASPIRATION & POT LUCK EVENT– Brunswick

Sunday, January 31

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: Brenda Kelleher

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

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
Join us Thursday evenings for meditation and discussion. We will start with 35 minutes of meditation, then have a short reading and discussion. The readings will be varied from different materials. You can even bring your own short reading to talk about.
All are welcome.
Winter Offerings:
PEMA CHODRON:The Freedom to Choose Something Different – with Christopher St John- January 13th—February 17th
In Brunswick.
Ever feel triggered and stuck in a reactive tailspin despite all your efforts? Continue »
MEDITATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE– with Karen Monahan & Erika Bjorum- January 19th—February 16th
In Portland.
This first class in the Way of Shambhala series is for new meditators and offers the opportunity to deepen their experience and understanding of meditation. Continue »
BIRTH OF THE WARRIOR: LEVEL II– with Christopher St. JohnJanuary 22nd—January 24th
ROCKLAND- 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 »

SHAMBHALA MEDITATION: PROCLAIMING BASIC GOODNESS– January 22nd—January 23rd

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Acharya Noel McLellan January 22nd—January 23rd All are invited to join for this international event with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, who will offer the transmission (empowerment and permission to practice) for Shambhala Medi Continue »

MEMBERS ANNUAL ASPIRATION & POT LUCK EVENT -January 30th

In Brunswick. Members’ Event Join us as we celebrate our community and hear the news from the Center of the Mandala. Continue »

MEDITATION PRACTICE WEEKENDFebruary 6th—February 7th

In Brunswick. Full weekend of practice Continue »

SHAMBHALA DAY– February 13th

In Brunswick. Celebrate the Tibetan New Year. Continue »

MILAREPA DAYFebruary 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 »
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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