This Week in Shambhala October 1, 2015

This Week in Shambhala
October 1, 2015
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 “Activating the Shambhala principle, we can transform the feeling of worthlessness into worthy. Ignorance into Intelligence. End doubt into confidence.”
~Sakyong Mipham
Featured This Week:

Dharma Drop-In.

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.

All are welcome.

If you have any questions, please email me.
Keely Anderson at [email protected] .



This Week‘s Events

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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

Umdze: Toby Shifton

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In in Portland.

Host: Keely Anderson

Friday, October 2, 2015

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

Umdze:Kudra MacCaillech

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Meditation, Creativity & UFO’s has been Cancelled

Sunday, October 4, 2015

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN PORTLAND

Umdze: Weade Clark

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN BRUNSWICK

Umdze: Kit / Eunice St John

10:30 AM Meditation in Everyday Life in ROCKLAND

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. IN PORTLAND

Monday, October 5, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Umdze: Patty King
Friday October 9, 2015
Umdze: Kalee Coombs
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Meditation, Creativity & UFO’s has been Cancelled
Sunday, October 11, 2015

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN PORTLAND

Umdze: Matthew Alcorn

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN BRUNSWICK

Umdze: James Prentice

10:30 AM Meditation in Everyday Life in ROCKLAND

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. IN PORTLAND

New in October:

The Art of Being Human: Level I

with Shastri Veit Weber

Shambhala Training Level One  is the first step in the Way of Shambhala curriculum.
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 begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. This Friday Night Talk will be open to the public.

Rockland: October 23-25, 2015 with  Shastri Veit Weber
FMI: contact Rachel Nixon: [email protected] or 207.594.1694

October Contemplative Walk

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

Saturday,October 24, 2015

Register to receive more information with regards to place and time.

Taste of Shambhala– Sunday Potluck

Gather, share,eat. JOin a community potluck and gathering after Sunday Morning Meditation. Please bring a dish to share.

October 25: Sunday 11am-1pm

in Portland.

Learn more here.

Meditation Practice Weekend in Portland

Unmask: Halloween Weekend Practice Intensive in PORTLAND

Saturday and Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm

“Entering into spirituality means unmasking the mask, and the pride that we develop having unmasked… becomes another mask, and we have to unmask that as well.” -Chogyam Trungpa

Two full days of practice with archival video of Chogyam Trungpa and recent teachings by Sakyong Mipham; led by Toby Sifton and coordinated by Erika Bjorum. Due to space limitations, registration and commitment to the full weekend is strongly encouraged. Weekend intensives are a highly recommended preparation for the week-long intensive in December.

All silent meditation practices from any tradition are welcome.

Register here.

October’s Class: Meditation, Creativity & UFO’s has been Cancelled

Ongoing October Classes & Events:

Making Friends with Yourself
with Angela Lutzenberger
September 15th—October 13th
In Brunswick. MAKING FRIENDS WITH YOURSELF- THROUGH MEDITATION AND EVERYDAY AWARENESS. The rewards of mindfulness practice are well proven: reduced stress, improved concentration, & an overall sense of well-being. But those benefits are just the beginning
Continue to learn more and register»

The Essential Heart of the Kasung Part 1
with Tim Fuller
September 21st—October 26th
In Portland.In a Shambhala Center, the Dorje Kasung is a path of warriorship manifesting the protector principal and service to others. Beginning with an open discussion on Protector Principle and its role in society onSeptember 21; the remaining classes will be in-depth training in the view and practice of Kasungship, including uniforms, orders of speech  and the meditation practices of the Dorje Kasung.
Continue  to learn more and to register»

Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion
with Christopher St John
September 22nd—October 20th
In Portland. “Awaken our enlightened genes”. An introduction to the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. This fiveweek class explores how the peace of meditation can extend to the world around us. The class will use the first four parts of the Volume Two of the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche as an introduction to the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism to “awaken our enlightened genes.” The class will be open to both beginning meditators and students with a previous introduction to meditation.
Continue to learn more and to register»

Fearlessness in Everyday Life
with Eunice St John
September 23rd—October 21st
(the Brochure Is incorrect in listing it on Tuesday)
In Brunswick.Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of emptiness and clear seeing, the meditation opens to the groundlessness, uncertainty and creativity of the world as it is.
This is the fourth course in our core program, The Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. This series is designed to be applied to the complexity of our daily lives, and to develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond hope and fear.
Continue to learn more and register»
” What the warrior renounces is anything in his experience that is a barrier between himself and others. In other words, renunciation is making yourself more available, more gentle and open to others.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa

You can download a copy of the 2015 Fall Brochure here.

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

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