This Week in Shambhala: March 31, 2016

Building a Culture of Kindness.

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“True happiness is always available to us, but first we have to create the environment for it to flourish.” – SMR

FEATURED PROGRAMS:

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Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast
6:30 pm Monday, April 4th, 2016. Brunswick Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St. Brunswick, ME

You are cordially invited to attend the annual celebration of the Parinirvana of Chögyam Trungpa, the founder of the Shambhala meditation lineage in the West. April 4th is the 29th anniversary of the parinirvana (death of an enlightened one) of Trungpa Rinpoche.
Practitioners at every level of meditation are invited to share in a liturgical feast celebrating our gratitude for the founder of our path of meditation and warriorship. The ‘feast’ practice includes offerings of food, drink, poetry and music in the context of reciting the Sadhana of Mahamudra, one of Trungpa Rinpoche’s earliest offerings of his wisdom to the West.

As we will be eating while seated on cushions in the shrine hall, whatever dish you bring for the feast is best if it works as a finger food. Offerings of Trungpa Rinpoche’s poetry, pith and direct teachings, your own songs of enlightenment and warrior inspiration are all also very much encouraged.

RSVP Please register at  Click Here to Register

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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 »

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, March 31, 2016

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

Umdze: Rob Martin

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

Friday, April 1, 2016

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

Umdze: TBD

7:00 PM WARRIOR IN THE WORLD: LEVEL III: IN ROCKLAND 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

8:30 AM WARRIOR IN THE WORLD: LEVEL III: IN ROCKLAND
9:00 AM MEDITATION PRACTICE WEEKEND – in PortlandUmdze:Weade Clarke

Sunday, April 3, 2016

8:30 AM WARRIOR IN THE WORLD: LEVEL III: IN ROCKLAND
9:00 AM MEDITATION PRACTICE WEEKEND- in Portland

Umdze:  Weade Clarke

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Caroline Wagner

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: Kit & Eunice St. John

Monday, April 4, 2016

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland
6:30 PM PARINIRVANA OF CTR in Brunswick 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

6:30 PM CONTENTMENT IN EVERYDAY LIFE  in Portland

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

6:30 PM WHO AM I? THE BASIC GOODNESS OF BEING HUMAN
7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Umdze:

Mary Jo Steckevicz

Thursday, April 7, 2016

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

Umdze: Chris Brett

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

Friday, April 8, 2016

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

Umdze: TBD

Saturday, April 9, 2016

9:00 AM Shambhala Meditation: Proclaiming Basic Goodness (rebroadcast) IN BRUNSWICK

Sunday, April 10, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze:

Frank Sanfillipo

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick: CANCELLED
9:00 AM Shambhala Meditation Instructor Gathering IN BRUNSWICK

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 :
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:

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:
“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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