This Week in Shambhala September 17, 2015

This Week in Shambhala
September 17, 2015
Community is part of our practice.
Join us in the exploration & practice of community.

“One of my favorite sayings is “If you want to be miserable, think of yourself. If you want to be happy, think of others.”
~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

Featured This Week:

Harvest of Peace-Please Join Us

September 19th 10AM-2PM in Brunswick

Celebration of Community Gratitude and Abundance

Classes StartingThis Week:

The Essential Heart of the Kasung Part 1
with Tim Fuller
September 21st—October 26th 6:30-8:30PM
This is a Monday Evening Class In Portland. First evening begins with an open discussion on Protector Principle and its role in society.

Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion
with Christopher St John
September 22nd—October 20th 6:30-8:30PM

This is a Tuseday Evening Class In Portland. “Awaken our enlightened genes”.

Fearlessness in Everyday Life
with Eunice St John
September 23rd—October 21st 6:30-8:30PM

This is a Wednesday Evening Class in Brunswick. This class provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation.

(Find the Links to sign up below).

This Week’s Events:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In. in Portland

Umdze: Keely Anderson

Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ IN BRUNSWICK

Umdze: Karen Rollins/ Chris Brett

Friday, September 18, 2015

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

Umdze: Kudra MacCaillech/ Ryan Mccann

Saturday, September 19, 2015

10:00 AM Harvest of Peace

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 in Brunswick

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. IN PORTLAND 

Monday, September 21, 2015

6:30 PM The Essential Heart of the Kasung Part 1

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

6:30 PM Making Friends with Yourself in Brunswick

6:30 PM Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassionin Portland

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

6:30 PM Fearlessness in Everyday Life in Brunswick

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

Umdze:Mary Jo Steckevicz

Thursday, September 24, 2015

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

Umdze: Ryan McCann

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In in Portland

Umdze: Keely Anderson

Friday, September 25, 2015

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

Umdze: Ryan McMann

Saturday, September 26, 2015

9:00 AM September Meditative Paddle- The meetup place will be in Brunswick. Sign up to receive full details

Sunday, September 27, 2015

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN BRUNSWICK

Umdze: Jess Maurer

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN PORTLAND

Umdze: Matt Alcorn

10:30 AM Meditation in Everyday Life in Rockland

September Classes & Events:

Making Friends with Yourself
with Angela Lutzenberger
September 15th—October 13th
THIS IS A TUESDAY EVENING CLASS.
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
THIS IS A MONDAY EVENING CLASS
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.
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Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion
with Christopher St John
September 22nd—October 20th
THIS IS A TUESDAY EVENING CLASS
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
THIS IS A WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASS
(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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“Mindfulness does not mean pushing yourself toward something or hanging on to something. It means allowing oneself to be there in the very moment of what is happening in the living process– and then letting go.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa

 

You can download a revised 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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