This Week in Shambhala September 24, 2015

This Week in Shambhala
September 24, 2015
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 “True happiness is always available to us, but first we have to create the environment for it to flourish.”
~Sakyong Mipham

Cheerful Celebration Held for the Autumn Equinox:

Harvest of Peace Celebration this past Saturday

Each year we come together as community to mark the changing of the seasons.

This year’s theme of the Sakyong’s talk was the concept of household, particularly how we relate to our households as practitioners and warriors in the Shambhala tradition. The Sakyong invites us to contemplate how we lead our daily lives in the context of enlightened rulership. For those unable to attend the celebration on Saturday, you may listen to the talk by following the link below.

Thank you to all who were able to attend the Harvest of Peace Celebration at the Brunswick Shambhala Center on Saturday.

What a lively crowd it was! The Shambhala Sadhana practiced together offered a true sense of community for the day. The feast was bountiful, thanks to all the dishes members brought to share.

Some feedback heard:

“ It was a great Harvest of Peace party in Brunswick for those that missed it.  The Shambhala Sadhana is something I would recommend to any have not experienced it! “

“What a wonderful gathering yesterday. “

Appreciation of Gratitude was generously expressed to all those that have made contributions of energy and effort over the year so far.

Fund raising, for the Brunswick/Portland Center and the International Mandala ,was kicked off with a strong start by those that were able to attend the celebration. For those of you that were unable to attend and would like to make a contribution to the center and Shambhala International you may find the form at the website to download and mail in with your contribution. All donations are greatly appreciated.

The link to the form can be found here:
http://shambhalanetwork.org/brunswick/files/2015/09/Harvest-of-Peace-Pledge-Card-2015.pdf

You can find the recording of the Sakyong’s talk here:
http://youtu.be/OxeHkwxsuPo

and the Script of Talk here:
http://shambhalanetwork.org/sandbox3/index.php?file=2014/05/TRANSCRIPT-15.09.16-HOP-talk-ed-WB.doc

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, September 24, 2015

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

Umdze: Ryan McCcann

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In in Portland.

Host: Keely Anderson

Friday, September 25, 2015

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

Umdze: Ryan McCann

Saturday, September 26, 2015

9:00 AM September Meditative Paddle

Sunday, September 27, 2015

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN BRUNSWICK

Umdze: Jess Maurer

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN PORTLAND

Umdze: Weade Clark

10:30 AM Meditation in Everyday Life in ROCKLAND

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. IN PORTLAND

Host: Kudra MacCaillech

Monday, September 28, 2015

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

6:30 PM Making Friends with Yourself in Brunswick

6:30 PM Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion in Portland

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

6:30 PM Fearlessness in Everyday Life in Brunswick

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

NO ACTIVITES

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

 

 

Ongoing 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
Continue to learn more and register»

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.
Continue  to learn more and to register»

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.
Continue to learn more and to register»

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.
Continue to learn more and register»

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.
Continue »

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

 

” 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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