This Week in Shambhala November 5, 2015

This Week in Shambhala
November 5, 2015
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 “By relaxing the mind, you can reconnect with that primordial, original ground, which is completely pure and simple.”   ~Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Featured Program:

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

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 5, 2015

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

Umdze: Toby Sifton

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In in Portland. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

7:00 PM Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky- in Brunswick
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Umdze:  Dan Rosenheck

Saturday, November 7, 2015

8:30 AM Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky in Brunswick

Sunday, November 8, 2015

8:30 AM Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky in Brunswick
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN BRUNSWICK- cancelled due to weekend retreat
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN PORTLAND
Umdze: Frank Sanfillipo

Monday, November 9, 2015

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

6:30 PM Wisdom in Everyday Life in Brunswick

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

5:30 PM Sadhana of Mahamudra in Brunswick
6:30 PM Working with Emotions- in Brunswick
7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland
Umdze:Mary Jo Steckevicz

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Umdze: Ryan McMann

Saturday, November 14, 2015 

10:00 AM November Contemplative Walk

Sunday, November 15, 2015

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 and register here:

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 and register here:

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

Register here:

November Weekend Retreats

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky with Shastri Andrea Darby- November 6th—November 8th in Brunswick

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind- a delightful source of wisdom and uplifting energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Our hearts soften and we appreciate the sacredness of our daily lives.

– Still time to register:

Learn more and register here:

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:

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 Ready to make your mind flexible and workable!

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. Schedule for October will Include-

Meditation and its Relationship to:

November 5- Anarchy/Politics

November 12– Social Networking

November 19– Education in the U.S.

November 26-Racism/ Immigration

All are welcome.

November Community Events:

November Contemplative Walk-November 14th

Join us for some meditative and contemplative time in nature. We’ll combine walking with meditation and contemplation while observing noble silence.

This late morning (10AM- Noon) walk will take place in the Brunswick/Harpswell area.

Register to get further details by registering:

SAKYONG MIPHAM RINPOCHE- BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION- November 15th- in Brunswick

You are invited to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s birthday celebration!
Please join us for a community potluck and gathering after Sunday Morning Meditation.  By joining together we express our gratitude for SMR teachings & our respect for his compassionate dharma activities for the whole world. May all beings benefit.

Please bring a dish to share.
November 15: Sunday In Brunswick

Register here:

” 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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