This Week in Shambhala: May 11, 2017

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Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

We invite you to check out our classes and retreats in Brunswick, Portland and Rockland.
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 as [email protected] We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.

HIGHLIGHTS:

(Registration is highly recommended for all.)

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SERVICE AS PATH

The Winter/ Spring Season schedule has been posted online.

There are a number of wonderful weekend retreats scheduled. If you have completed Level III training, we invite you to consider staffing one of the weekends. You would also need to have already completed the Level that you are interested in staffing. Please contact the coordinator of the program as listed on each of the Event Pages directly.
Thank you for your willingness to service our sangha through this very rewarding opportunity.

THIS WEEK (Brunswick, Portland, Rockland):

Thursday, May 11, 2017

5:30 PM Open Meditation- Thursdays in Rockland
6:30 PM Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. Sit. Study. Engage.- Portland 
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, May 12, 2017

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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

12:00-2:30- Teachers’ Circle- Brunswick Center

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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

Monday, May 15, 2017

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6:00 PM Start Where You Are- in Rockland
6:30 PM Joy in Everyday Life in Brunswick
6:30 PM Glimpses of Mahamudra – in Portland

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

5:30 PM Open Meditation- Thursdays in Rockland
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, May 19, 2017

7:00 PM Warrior in the World: Shambhala Level III in Brunswick
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Saturday, May 20, 2017

8:30 AM Warrior in the World: Shambhala Level III in Brunswick

Sunday, May 21,2017

8:30 AM Warrior in the World: Shambhala Level III in Brunswick
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick- CANCELLED
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland
10:30 AM Open Meditation- Sundays in Rockland

2017 SPRING SCHEDULE

(Please see the website for all events running through June)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Senior Buddhist teacher Judith Lief

June 14th- register early as space is limited.

Senior Buddhist teacher Judith Lief, will give a public talk at the Brunswick Shambhala Center on Wednesday, June 14 at 7pm on “The Mandala Principle.” Continue »

PRACTICE, STUDY, AND CONVERSATION IN COMMUNITY (Drop-ins Welcomed):

Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. Sit. Study. Engage.- Portland

May 11th

Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick

June 1st

Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. Sit. Study. Engage.- Portland

June 8th

SPRING SERIES CLASSES:

Save the Dates 6:30-8:30 PM May.

Joy in Everyday Life in Brunswick

with Shastri Angela Lutzenberger

April 25th—May 23rd

Glimpses of Mahamudra – in Portland

with Shastri Christopher St John

May 2nd—June 5th

SPRING RETREATS

for May, and June  

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Level III in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John

May 19th—May 21st

Mindful Living Retreat: A Day of Meditation in Rockland

with Shastri Angela Lutzenberger

June 11th

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS:

Sangha Soup Potluck in Rockland

May 14th

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

June 9th

MI, TEACHER and GUIDE GATHERING:

Teachers’ Circle: May 13th 12:30-2:30

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:

At Karme Choling:  

Summer Arts Dathün: A Month of Meditation- June 23 – July 22

with Lance Brunner
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.

Enlightened Society Assembly *- August 12 – 21

with Acharya Martin Janowitz and Acharya Susan Chapman
The Enlightened Society Assembly (Sutrayana Assembly) is a Shambhala mahayana program that emphasizes the view of the intrinsic goodness of all beings, practices that rouse bodhichitta and confident activity that engages fully in the world.

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