This Week in Shambhala: March 22, 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, March 22, 2018

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

Friday, March 23, 2018

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

Saturday, March 24, 2018

12;30- 2:30 PM: Shambhala Educators meeting

Sunday, March 25, 2018

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
10:30 AM OPEN MEDITATION- Sundays in Rockland
3:00 PM People of Color Meditation Group: Feeling the Body, Healing the Heart

Monday, March 26, 2018

6:30 PM Social Meditation- in Rockland
6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

6:00 PM Art of Conversation Study Group- in Rockland
6:30 PM Contentment in Everyday Life in Portland

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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

Thursday, March 29, 2018

7:00 PM Ordinary Wisdom: A Meditation Group for the Young and Young at Heart- Portland
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, March 30, 2018

6:00 PM Sacred Art Tour in Rockland
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Saturday, March 31, 2018

4:00 PM Sacred Art Tour in Rockland

Sunday, April 1, 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

March 28  April 4, 11, 18, 25

Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

March 22, 29  April 5, 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

March 16, 23, 29 April 6, 13, 20, 27

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

March 25 April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 6,13,20,27

 

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

March 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

 

 

COMMUNITY GATHERINGS

 

Re-Centering: A Whole Community Gathering

April 8th

As you may know, The Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center is moving. This early stage of change is an important moment for interested and dedicated practitioners to come together in community and infuse the project with all of our voices. The Governing Cou Continue »

People of Color Meditation Group: Feeling the Body, Healing the Heart

March 11th—June 24th

We come together as people of color to foster a space of safety, awareness, community, and healing. Continue »

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: 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 

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  

 
 
 

Birth of a Warrior- Shambhala Level II in Brunswick

with Shastri Ellen Rook

April 13th—April 15th

Deepening our meditation practice allows us to observe how we personally create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. These habits trap us and prevent us from experiencing the full potential of our lives. Continue »
 

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. 
 

IKEBANA: The Art of Flowers in Brunswick

with Shastri Ellen Rook

May 5th

Japanese flower arranging, also called Ikebana, can be practiced as a contemplative art. Continue »
 

Warrior in the World- Shambhala Level III- in Brunswick

with Bryan Mendiola

May 18th—May 20th

 

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS 

 

SHAMBHALA TRAINING

March 24 12:30-2:30 PM 

Shambhala Educators (Shambhala Guides and Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors)

July 14   9:00 AM-12:00 PM-

Coordinator and Staff  Training

July 14 12:30- 2:30 PM 

Shambhala Educators (Shambhala Guides and Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors)

 

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 

June 22 – July 21

Dathün: A Month of Meditation- Karme Choling

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attend one, two, or all four weeks.

June 22 – 30

Weekthün (Dathün: Week 1)

June 22 – July 7

Half Dathün (Dathün Weeks 1-2)

July 7 – 21

Half-Dathün (Dathün: Weeks 3-4) *

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Learn the Art of Japanese Archery – Kyudo First Shot at Karme Choling

June 29 – July 1 with Lucy Halverson
Kyudo, the Way of the Bow, is one of the oldest arts of the Japanese tradition of contemplative warriorship. The practice of kyudo begins with first shot and the cultivation of beginner’s heart.

Embodying Earth Energy

July 6 – 8 with Shastri Donna Williams
Tune into the natural environment and restore energetic balances with sensory practices, qigong, and mindfullness-awareness meditation. Reconnect with your body and drink in the restorative powers of trees, river, rocks, and forest of Karme Choling.

Teaching from the Heart

July 24 – 28 with Acharya Noel McLellan
A program for school teachers to discover how we are with our students is as important as what we teach. In this retreat we explore meditation, teachings, and contemplations that help us to connect to the richness in our lives.
 

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