This Week in Shambhala: September 1, 2016

 

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“ To increase patience, use discipline to keep your heart and mind open.” ~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:

Welcome to Shambhala
Making Friends with Yourself b

BG3 Brunswick Revised

FIEL- Autumn 2016

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, September 1, 2016
6:00 PM Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick
7:00 PM Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick
Umdze: Patrick Civiello

Friday, September 2, 2016
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland
Umdze: TBD

Saturday, September 3, 2016
No Activities

Sunday, September 4, 2016
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick
Umdze: Karen Simpson
9:15 AM Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick
10:00 AM Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland
Umdze: TBD

Monday, September 5, 2016
6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
No Activities

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland 
Umdze: Barbara Egan

Thursday, September 8, 2016
5:30 PM Shastri Hours by Appointment in Portland 
6:30 PM Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome, Sit, Study, Engage. in Portland 
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick
Umdze: TBD 

Friday, September 9, 2016
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland 
Umdze: Seth Hunsicker

Saturday, September 10, 2016
No Activities

Sunday, September 11, 2016
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick 
Umdze: James Prentice
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland 
Umdze: Tim Fuller

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:
Heart of Recovery– in Portland
PEMA Study Group- Brunswick

Wednesdays:
Just Sit in Portland

Thursdays:
Just Sit in Brunswick
Monthly First Thursday Evenings: Group Meditation Instruction In Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- 6-7PM Starting September 1. Other fall dates include October 6,November 3 and December 1. NEW!
Monthly First Thursday: Shastri Hours in Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- 6-7PM Starting September 1. Other fall dates include October 6,November 3 and December 1. NEW!
Monthly Second Thursday Gatherings in Portland 6:30-8:30 with Shastri Christopher St John- NEW!
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. NEW!

Fridays:
Just Sit– in Portland

 

AUTUMN SERIES CLASSES: Save the Dates

Sept/Oct:
Making Friends with Yourself- in Brunswick
Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? in Brunswick
Fearlessness in Everyday Life– in Portland

Nov/ Dec:
Shambhala Household in Brunswick
Making Friends with Yourself in Portland

AUTUMN WEEKEND RETREATS: Save the Dates

Shambhala Level I
Portland: November 4
Brunswick: January 6

Shambhala Level IV
Rockland– September 16
Brunswick– October 7

Shambhala Level V
Rockland- November 11
Brunswick -December 2

Sacred Path: Meek & Perky
Brunswick September 30

Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable-
Brunswick-January 20

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS: Save the Dates

Shambhala Sadhana: Celebrated with Community Members & their families on the Full Moon
Portland: November 14, December 13
Brunswick: October 16,
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- 6th- 6:30-8:30pm
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.

Warriors Assembly- February 11, 2017

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