This Week in Shambhala September 10, 2015

This Week in Shambhala
September 10, 2015
Community is part of our practice.
Join us in the exploration & practice of community.

True happiness is always available to us,but first we have to create the environment for it to flourish.”

― Sakyong Mipham, Turning the Mind Into an Ally

Upcoming September Weekly Classes

(Start Dates and Sign up link below)

Monday Evenings:
In Portland: The Essential Heart of the Kasung Part 1
(Heart of Recovery will be held on Sunday Evenings during these 5 weeks)

Tuesday Evenings:
In Portland: Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion*

In Brunswick: Making Friends with Yourself*

Wednesday Evenings:
In Brunswick: Fearlessness in Everyday Life*

*This season we are requesting your assistance in spreading the word about the programs that we are offering. If you know of a venue that attracts people that might be interested in the programs and instruction that we offer, please download and print out a flyer for the above noted programs and share with the venue. Perhaps they can post it in a prominant area for others to see. Thank you for your assistance in sharing the information. The pdf files for downloading can be found at the links above. Registration for the classes with additional information can be found below.

Featured Practice:

Dharma Drop-In: Thursday Evenings 7PM in Portland

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
Keely Anderson at [email protected] .

This Week‘s Events:

Thursday, September 10, 2015

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

Umdze: Patti King

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In in Portland.

Friday, September 11, 2015

7:00 PM Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV- in Brunswick

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

Umdze: Kalee Coombs

Saturday, September 12, 2015

8:30 AM Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

Sunday, September 13, 2015

8:30 AM Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN PORTLAND

Umdze: Frank Sanfillipo

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation in BRUNSWICK is Cancelled due to Training

10:30 AM Meditation in Everyday Life in ROCKLAND

Monday, September 14, 2015

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. IN PORTLAND

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

6:30 PM-8:30PM Making Friends with Yourself– in Brunswick

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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

Umdze:Keely Anderson, Ryan McMann

Thursday, September 17, 2015

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In in Portland.

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

Umdze: Ryann McMann, Chris Brett

Friday, September 18, 2015

7:00PM Friday Just Sit in Portland

Umdze: Kudra MacCaillech, Ryan McMann

Saturday, September 19, 2015

10:00 AM Harvest of Peace in Brunswick

Sunday, September 20, 2015

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN PORTLAND

Umdze: Caroline Wagner

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN BRUNSWICK

Umdze: Brenda Kelleher

10:30 AM Meditation in Everyday Life in ROCKLAND

1:00 PM A Year to Live

Registration Open for All Semptember Classes, Retreats & Events:

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV
with William Barry
September 11th—September 13th
In Brunswick. Extending ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Trusting further in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness , increased awareness and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. We find that we can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness.

This weekend workshop includes meditation training and practice, talks by senior instructors, personal interviews and group discussions. Awakened Heart  is the fourth in a series of five weekend workshops.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level 3: Warrior in the World.

Continue to learn more and register»


Sadhana of Mahamudra
Because of conflicting activities of the Shambhala center, the celebration of the Sadhana of Mahamudra will be moved from the full moon to the new moon and will next take place on Monday October 12 at 6:30pmn Brunswick. We will NOT practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on Sunday Sept. 13 as previously announced. Stay tuned for further dates, places  and times to be announced.

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
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Harvest of Peace
September 19th
In Brunswick. Harvest of Peace Celebration, held at the autumn equinox, is an opportunity to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of our local community. The day includes a welcome ceremony to celebrate our new members, an update about what is happening at the Center, our aspirations for the future, and fundraising for new local initiatives.

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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.
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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.
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September Meditative Paddle

with Rich Knox
September 26th
MEDITATION AND CONTEMPLATION IN NATURE Join us for some meditative and contemplative time in nature. We’ll combine paddling with meditation and contemplation while observing noble silence.
Register to learn locations and times.
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“When you express gentleness and precision in your environment then real brilliance and power can descend into that situation.”

~Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Fall schedules have been mailed out. If you have not received one- it could be that we do not have your mailing address or the address that we have is no longer valid. If you would like to receive future scheduling brochures please send in your current mailing address so that we may update our records.

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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