This Week in Shambhala: April 28, 2016

Building a Culture of Kindness.

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

TWO NEW CLASSES STARTING IN MAY:

HOW CAN I HELP? THE BASIC GOODNESS OF SOCIETY

with Christopher St John & Angela Lutzenberger

May 3rd—June 7th

In Brunswick. How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society explores our relationship with others and society, and our aspiration to help the world. Continue »

JOY IN EVERYDAY LIFE

with Kathy Bither & Cathleen Miller

May 3rd—May 31st

In Portland. An introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta- awakened heart/mind. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

FEATURED PROGRAMS:

Level_3

 THIS WEEKEND:

WARRIOR IN THE WORLD; LEVEL III

with Dr. Brian McCorkle

April 29th—May 1st

In Brunswick.Through daring and gentleness we open to a clear perception of the world and its feedback. Continue »

WINDHORSE

with Shastri Diana Evans

May 13th—May 15th

In Brunswick. Study the practice of raising windhorse, which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement. Continue »

OPEN POSITIONS in SANGHA:

Are you interested in service as practice and contributing to community?
These are a few of the currently open volunteer positions:
See our Volunteer page for many opportunities.
Please contact Kathy Bither if you are interested in a particular position
or if  you have a specific skill set that you would like to offer to the sangha.
[email protected]. Thank you.

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

Thursday, April 28, 2016

7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Umdze:Chris Brett

7:00 PM Dharma Drop-In- Thursday Evenings in Portland 

Friday, April 29, 2016

7:00 PM WARRIOR IN THE WORLD; LEVEL III
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Umdze:

Saturday, April 30, 2016

8:30 AM WARRIOR IN THE WORLD; LEVEL III

Sunday, May 1, 2016

8:30 AM WARRIOR IN THE WORLD; LEVEL III
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick: CANCELLED
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Matthew Alcorn

Monday, May 2, 2016

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

6:30 PM JOY IN EVERYDAY LIFE
6:30 PM HOW CAN I HELP? THE BASIC GOODNESS OF SOCIETY

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland 

Umdze: Kudra MacCaillech

Thursday, May 5, 2016

7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick 

Umdze: Patti King

Friday, May 7, 2016

5:30 PM Sadhana of Mahamudra- in Brunswick 
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Umdze:

Saturday, May 8, 2016

Sunday, May 9, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: James Prentice

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Frank Sanfillipo

ONGOING CLASSES:

Heart of Recovery- Monday Evenings 6:30-7:30pm in Portland 

The Heart of Recovery is an on-going, weekly meeting for people grappling with strong addictions of any kind – be they substances such as drugs and alcohol or harmful, habitual patterns.

Dharma Drop-in, Thursday 7pm-8:30pm

Thursday night dharma drop in, is thrilled to be hosting a fantastic series of teachings by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  These teachings will take the form of short videos followed by contemplations, discussion and meditation!!!

Thursday’s 7-8:30 in Portland. As alway your welcome to drop in anytime for as long or short as you would like! Hope to see you!

Please feel free to email Keely Anderson with questions [email protected]

The series is called :
Skillful means and wisdom on the Buddhist path.
By the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

This is the schedule we will be following :
4/28 Vajra-Like Samadhi

All are welcome.
Donations appreciated.

SPRING OFFERINGS:

WARRIOR IN THE WORLD; LEVEL III: with Dr. Brian McCorkle- April 29th—May 1st

In Brunswick.Through daring and gentleness we open to a clear perception of the world and its feedback. Continue »

HOW CAN I HELP? THE BASIC GOODNESS OF SOCIETY-May 3rd—June 7th

with Christopher St John & Angela Lutzenberger-

In Brunswick. How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society explores our relationship with others and society, and our aspiration to help the world. Continue »

JOY IN EVERYDAY LIFE-May 3rd—May 31st

with Kathy Bither & Cathleen Miller

In Portland. An introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta- awakened heart/mind. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

WINDHORSE -May 13th—May 15th

with Shastri Diana Evans

In Brunswick. Study the practice of raising windhorse, which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement. Continue »

DRALA-June 10th—June 12th

with Frank Ryan & Susan Ryan

In Brunswick. Through exploring the depth of perception one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION-June 18th

Summer is a time of expansion and activity, of growth and richness. We celebrate together. Continue »

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:

Friday May 6,  7-9pm there is a video lecture and discussion at Bowdoin College Beam Classroom in the Visual Arts Center, which we believe will be of interest.

“Cooperating in Matters of Goodness” Lecture and Discussion

Friday May 6 from 7:00-9:00PM in the Beam classroom of the VAC, Bowdoin’s MSA will be hosting a discussion and lecture screening by Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan on the topic of “Cooperating in Matters of Goodness”. Nouman Ali Khan is a world-renowned Quranic and Arabic scholar with a unique way of integrating evidences from the Quran and the Arabic language into his talks. Khan is the founder and CEO of Bayyinah Institute, as well as the lead instructor for a number of Bayyinah courses including the ‘Fundamentals of Classical Arabic’ and ‘Divine Speech’. Currently he has dedicated himself to a seven-year-long project of conducting a linguistic and literary focus Qur’anic Tafseer series in English. No RSVP necessary. Spread the word! All are welcome! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Contact: Mariama Sowe at [email protected]

Entering the Practical World of Taoism: July 8 – 10

with Dr. Eva Wong and Shastri Carolyn Krusinski
Living a balanced life is integral to developing a healthy body and a relaxed mind. Learn how to bring balance into everyday life through the Taoist teachings.

Relax, Renew and Awaken: July 21 – 24

with Tune Faulkner
Our Relax, Renew and Awaken program offers contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and personal endeavors of all kinds.

Family Camp July 30 – August 7

Family Camp is a magical week for parents and children to spend together with old friends and new in the beautiful, rolling green hills of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.
“The principles of Shambhala Training are based on sanity and reality, as well as the gentleness of the Buddhist tradition. However, the Shambhala tradition has its own basis, its own footing. That basis is ourselves individually cultivating who we are, what we are, as human beings. That’s the first key idea: you shouldn’t be afraid of who you are.”–Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche 

The Spring 2016 Schedule can now be found on the website at: PROGRAMS OR donwnloaded here:

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