Week of June 11, 2015

This Week in Shambhala
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Learn the View and Practice of a Shambhala Umdze


In Brunswick with Toby Sifton

Review the view of timekeeper practice: why we have this discipline, and how it benefits others and your own practice of meditation; and learn the details of the practice of it: the details of opening the shrine, preparing and taking your seat, ringing the gong, leading chants, and all the rest.

This training is being offered on two dates this Month:

Wednesday- June 17, 2015-

To Register: http://brunswickmaine.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=228363

Monday- June 22, 2015-

To Register: http://brunswickmaine.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=228364


Events & Activities This Week

Thursday- June 11, 2015

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


7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In IN PORTLAND.
Friday- June 12, 2015  
Saturday- June 13, 2015 10:00 AM Women’s Leadership Circle
Sunday- June 14, 2015
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN PORTLAND


9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN BRUNSWICK


1:00 PM A Year to Live IN BRUNSWICK
Monday- June 15, 2015 6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. IN PORTLAND
Tuesday- June 16, 2015  
Wednesday- June 17, 2015
7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ IN PORTLAND


7:00 PM Learn the View and Practice of a Shambhala Umdze IN BRUNSWICK
Thursday- June 18, 2015
7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In- IN PORTLAND.


7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ IN BRUNSWICK
Friday- June 19, 2015  
Saturday- June 20, 2015 2:00 PM Midsummer’s Day Celebration
Sunday- June 21, 2015
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN PORTLAND

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. IN BRUNSWICK



Upcoming Events in June

Midsummer’s Day Celebration


June 20th

Sat June 20th: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

As some of you know, it is a tradition in Shambhala to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes. We refer to these holidays as “Nyida” days. “Nyi” is for “Nyima,” the Tibetan for sun.  “Da” is for “Dawa”, the Tibetan for moon.

These four seasonal holidays are an opportunity for us to gather as a community, inviting friends and family to celebrate each other and our world. These holidays are also transition points that mark not only a shift in our outer environment and subsequent activities but also mark so many inner changes, and our ever evolving and deepening awareness of change itself, of what it means to live in this world as humans aspiring to create and nurture and manifest an awake society together.

Summer is a time of expansion and activity, of growth and richness. It is a time to play. The summer solstice this year falls on a Sunday, the 21st of June. But we will be celebrating together on Saturday afternoon 6/20 at Kathy Bither’s home.


To learn more and register: http://brunswickmaine.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=229478




Shambhala Staff and Coordinator Training

In Brunswick

We are pleased to announce that we have organized a Program Staff and Coordinator Training to be offered Tuesday June 30th and Wednesday August 12th. You are qualified to attend these programs if you have completed at least Level III of Shambhala Training

The June 30th Training will focus on the view of being a Coordinator or Staff member at weekend Shambhala Training Levels and other programs and the importance of manifesting the Shambhala Principles of Enlightened Society.

The August 12th training will focus on the nuts and bolts of the weekend and other program schedule and staffing needs, and go into details of the new Coordinators Manual.

Both programs will be of great benefit to both aspiring and experienced staff and coordinators.

While each program can stand alone, much will be gained by being available to take both.


June 30, 7-8:30pm: The View and Manifestation of Shambhala for Program Staff and Coordinators. Angela Lutzenberger and Tim Fuller

Register Here: http://brunswickmaine.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=230103


August 12, 7-8:30pm: The new Coordinators Manual and the Nuts and Bolts of Staffing a Shambhala Program.  Karen Simpson and Jess Mauer.

Register Here: http://brunswickmaine.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=230104


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