This Week in Shambhala November 19, 2015

Community is part of our practice.
Join us in the exploration & practice of community.

“By relaxing the mind, you can reconnect with that primordial, original ground, which is completely pure and simple.”   ~Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Featured Programs:

Meditation Practice Weekend in Brunswick

November 21st—November 22nd

Full weekend of silent practice. Sitting and walking meditation, with optional discussions, videos, and readings to inspire a personal connection to our world. Recommended for students of meditation seeking to deepen their practice. Highly recommended for students aspiring to attend the week long intensive in December.
Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm study groups, 2:00pm -5:00pm.
Sunday 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:30pm.
All silent meditation practices from any tradition are welcome.

The Art of Being Human: Level I

with Shastri Nicholas Kranz

We will learn to experience the world as sacred and see basic goodness as our birthright. through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional basic goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we beigin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings, this Friday Night Talk will be open to the public.

This event will be held at:

Ludcke Auditorium, 716 Stevens Ave. Portland campus of University of New England

Portland: December 4-6, 2015 with Nick Kranz

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
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, November 19

7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ IN BRUNSWICK

Umdze: Patti King

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In in Portland
Friday, November 20

7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ IN PORTLAND

Umdze: Dan Rosenheck

Saturday, November 21

9:00 AM Meditation Practice Weekend in Brunswick

Sunday, November 22

9:00 AM Meditation Practice Weekend in Brunswick

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN BRUNSWICK

Umdze: Jess Maurer

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN PORTLAND

Umdze: Matthew Alcorn
Monday, November 23
6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. IN PORTLAND

Tuesday, November 24
6:30 PM Wisdom in Everyday Life – Brunswick

6:30 PM Emptiness, Paramitas and Bodhisattva Activity- Portland

Wednesday, November 25

7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ IN PORTLAND

Umdze: Erika Bjorum

Thursday, November 26

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In in Portland

7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ IN BRUNSWICK

Umdze: Ryan McMann

Friday, November 27

7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ IN PORTLAND

Umdze:  Kalee Coombs

Saturday, November 28

No Activities

Sunday, November 29

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN BRUNSWICK

Umzde: Walter Chop/ Ryan McMann

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN PORTLAND

Umdze: Weade Clarke

November/December Classes:

Working with Emotions with Sarah Chandler: November 4th—December 9th in Brunswick
Confused, wild emotions can dominate us in obvious and subtle ways.  Without suppressing feelings or acting them out, Buddhist meditation works with emotions directly.  The energy of emotions becomes the basis for developing wisdom and compassion. This class for beginners or those trying to establish a regular meditation practice will use readings from several Chogyam.
Dates: 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9
Wednesday Evenings 6:30-8:30pm
Learn more:

Wisdom in Everyday Life with Angela Lutzenberger: November 10th—December 8th in Brunswick

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom.
No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include
everything as part of the path. The challenges of everyday life
become opportunities for both contemplative practice and
social action.
Dates: 11/10,  11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8
Tuesday Evenings 6:30-8:30pm
Learn more:

Emptiness, Paramitas and Bodhisattva Activity with Christopher St John: November 17th—December 15th in Portland

This five week class will use the fifth and sixth parts of Volume Two of the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to “discover a world beyond ego.” These teachings invite us to experience how the reality of “emptiness” naturally leads to compassion and the bodhisattva activity of the “six paramitas” of generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation, and “best knowledge.”
Dates: 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
Tuesday Evenings 6:30-8:30pm

Learn more:

November/December Retreats

Meditation Practice Weekend in Brunswick: November 21st—November 22nd

Full weekend of silent practice. Sitting and walking meditation, with optional discussions, videos, and readings to inspire a personal connection to our world. Recommended for students of meditation seeking to deepen their practice. Highly recommended for students aspiring to attend the week long intensive in December.
Register here:

WINTER WEEKTHUN
A winter week of practice at Brunswick Shambhala Meditation Center. Turn over the new year with clarity, stability, strength, and a strong sense of community. Full days and some evenings, ending with a proper New Year’s Eve feast and enjoyment of the first day of the New Year in silence and contemplation. Attendance for the entire program is strongly encouraged, and required to fulfill prerequisites of the Shambhala Buddhist path.
Register here:

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. Topics include-

Meditation and its Relationship to:

November 19- Education in the U.S.

November 26-Racism/ Immigration

All are welcome.

December Community Events:

CHILDREN’S DAY & WINTER SOLSTICE
At the Winter Solstice, we celebrate Children’s Day to honor our children and to bring warmth, light and cheerfulness into the dark time of the year. Morning activities for children followed by a mid day potluck.
All children and families are welcome.
December 20th
Sunday in Brunswick
Schedule: Details to follow.
FMI:  see the website

” A good society is not based upon a quick fix.” ~Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Spring 2016 Schedule Brochure will be mailing in the beginning of December.*

Information will also be on line around that same time.

View All Programs for the Fall Season being held at our Brunswick and our Portland Centers here.

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