This Week in Shambhala November 26, 2015

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This Week in Shambhala
November 26, 2015
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:

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

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:

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 26
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ IN BRUNSWICK
Umdze: Ryan McMann

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In. in Portland

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
Umdze: Walter Chop/Ryan McMann

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN PORTLAND
Umdze: Weade Clarke

Monday, November 30
6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. IN PORTLAND

Tuesday, December 1
6:30 PM Wisdom in Everyday Life – in Brunswick

6:30 PM Emptiness, Paramitas and Bodhisattva Activity – in Portland

Wednesday, December 2
6:30 PM Working with Emotions – in Brunswick

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

Thursday, December 3
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ IN BRUNSWICK
Umdze: Patti King

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In. in Portland

Friday, December 4
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ IN PORTLAND- Cancelled

7:00 PM The Art of Being Human: Level I – in Portland

Saturday, December 5
8:30 AM The Art of Being Human: Level I – in Portland

Sunday, December 6
8:30 AM The Art of Being Human: Level I- in Portland

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN BRUNSWICK

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN PORTLAND- Cancelled

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:

December Retreats

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 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

The Spring 2016 Schedule can now be found on the website at: PROGRAMS

The Spring 2016 Schedule Brochure will be mailing in the beginning of December. 2016 Spring Schedule Brochure can be downloaded.

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