This Week in Shambhala: August 11, 2016

8.11.16 news letter

“Obstacles and challenges may arise, but they do not reduce the enlightened qualities at our disposal.” ~Sakyong Mipham

Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. 

Our new Fall Season Schedule is up online. We invite you to check out our classes and retreats in Brunswick, Portland and Rockland. 

Our website offers a lot of information regarding local offerings, information about meditation, Shambhala International,  our structure, contacts and more.  

However,  if you would be more comfortable connecting with a person directly, please contact us as [email protected]. We will be in touch shortly after receiving your inquiry.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Cheerful Summer to you!

Monthly First Sundays:  Group Meditation Instruction: In Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- September 4th 9:15 AM then moving to:

Monthly First Thursdays: Group Meditation Instruction at 6pm In Brunswick. Starting September 1. Other fall dates include October 6, November 3 and December 1.

Monthly First Sundays: Shastri Hours  at 10:00 AM- Noon in Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- September 4  then moving to

Monthly First Thursdays: Shastri Hours 7-9:00PM in Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John starting September 1. Other fall dates include October 6, November 3 and December 1.

Monthly Second Thursdays: Dharma Talks in Portland at 6:30pm Starting September 8. Other fall dates include October 13, November 10 and December 8.

Monthly Second Thursdays: Group Meditation Instruction at 5:30pm in Portland with Shastri Christopher St. John-Starting September 8. Other fall dates include October 13, November 10, and December 8.

Also, please check out the Fall schedule online for more classes, talks and weekend retreats.

Note some of the new offerings as well as the old favorite.

We look forward to spending time with all of you.

SERVICE AS PATH:

The Fall Season schedule has been posted online. There are a number of wonderful weekend retreats scheduled.

If you have completed Level III training, we invite you to consider staffing one of the weekends. You would also need to have already completed the Level that you are interested in staffing. Please contact the coordinator of the program as listed on each of the Event Pages directly.

Thank you for your willingness to service our sangha through this very rewarding opportunity.

THIS WEEK IN BRUNSWICK & PORTLAND:

Thursday, August 11, 2016

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

Umdze: Patti King

Friday, August 12, 2016

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

Umdze: Dan Rosenheck

Saturday, August 13, 2016

No Activities

Sunday, August 14, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Caroline Wagner

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze:  James Prentice

Monday, August 15, 2016

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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

Umdze: Matthew Alcorn

Thursday, August 18, 2016

6:00 PM SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Umdze: Kathy Meade

Friday, August 19, 2016

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

Umdze: 

Kudra MacCaillech

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick 

Umdze: 

Emily Vail

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland 

Umdze: 

Frank Sanfillipo

PRACTICE, STUDY, AND CONVERSATION IN COMMUNITY (Drop-ins Welcomed):

Sundays:

Sunday Morning Meditation- in Portland:

Sunday Morning Meditation- in Brunswick:

Monthly First Sundays:  Group Meditation Instruction In Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- September 4th 9:15 AM NEW!

Monthly First Sundays: Shastri Hours in Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- September 4th– 10AM-Noon NEW!

Mondays:

Wednesdays:

Thursdays:

Fridays:

 

AUTUMN SERIES CLASSES: Save the Dates

Sept/Oct:

Nov/ Dec:

 

AUTUMN WEEKEND RETREATS: Save the Dates

Shambhala Level I

Shambhala Level IV

Shambhala Level V

Sacred Path: Meek & Perky

Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable-

  • Brunswick-January 20

 

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS: Save the Dates

Shambhala Sadhana: Celebrated with Community Members on the Full Moon

Sadhana of Mahamudra- TBD

Harvest of Peace in Brunswick– September 24

Winter Solstice and Children’s Day in Brunswick-December 18

 

MI, TEACHER and GUIDE TRAINING

with Shastri Christopher St John & Shastri Angela Lutzenberger:

September- TBD

October 28- 30- New Trainings from the Sakyong

December 10-11-P & E Conference in Brunswick

 

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:

Karme Choling:

Embodied Listening: Uncovering Our Bodies’ Natural Wisdom: September 9 – 11

Access your “felt sense”-the intuitive wisdom of the body- and experience living more fully and comfortably in your body.

Natural Confidence: Weekthun: September 29 – October 7

with Acharya William McKeever and Shastri Donna Williams

Meditation Retreat For Parents: October 7 – 9

Join other parents and families for a supportive and inclusive weekend practice retreat.

Aloka Children’s Program: October 7 – 9

With both outdoor and indoor exploration, the children learn and grow through play, organized activities, arts, physical activity and interacting with peers.

Teen Retreat: Listening Mind/Seeing Mind: October 7 – 9

This retreat for youth ages 13-17 is designed for young people with a genuine curiosity about life and the wish to explore the principles of awareness and warriorship in the company of their peers.

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