This Week in Shambhala December 1, 2016

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Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

Our Winter Spring 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

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky in Brunswick

with Shastri Diana Evans -December 2nd—December 4th

In Brunswick. Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind- a delightful source of wisdom and uplifting energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

An Introduction to the Way of the Bodhisattva- PORTLAND

December 8th

An Introduction to the Way of the Bodhisattva Continue »
*Talk will be held at the Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland- Doors open at 7:15PM

Shambhala HamburgSHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

December 11th

All community members are welcome to attend the Shambhala Sadhana full moon gatherings! Please join us for the Shambhala Sadhana, a practice composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on the basic goodness of self, others, and society. Continue »

CHILDREN’S SOLSTICE DAY in Brunswick

December 18th

In Brunswick. Join us as we come together to celebrate family and community. Continue »

 

 

SERVICE AS PATH

The Winter/ Spring 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 (Brunswick, Portland):

Thursday, December 1, 2016

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

Umdze: Patrick Civiello

Friday, December 2, 2016

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

Umdze: TBD

7:00 PM Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky in Brunswick

Saturday, December 3, 2016

8:30 AM Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky in Brunswick

Sunday, December 4, 2016

8:30 AM Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky in Brunswick
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze:Rob Martin

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick- CANCELLED

Monday, December 5, 2016

6:30 PM Pema Study Group in Brunswick
6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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

Umdze: Rob Martin

Thursday, December 8, 2016

7:00 PM An Introduction to the Way of the Bodhisattva- PORTLAND
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Umdze: Kathy Meade

Friday, December 9, 2016

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

Umdze: TBD

Saturday, December 10, 2016

9:00 AM P & E Conference in Brunswick

Sunday, December 11, 2016

9:00 AM P & E Conference in Brunswick
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: TBD

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: James Prentice

5:30 PM SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

 

2016 WINTER/SPRING SCHEDULE

(listed here are the January and February Activities. Please see the website for events running through June)

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

LEARN TO MEDITATE: Group Meditation Instruction- BRUNSWICK

with Shastri Christopher St John- January 5th (2017)

SHASTRI HOURS by Appointment in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John- January 5th (2017)

THE ART OF BEING HUMAN: FRIDAY NIGHT TALK – in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John- January 6th (2017)

THURSDAY DHARMA GATHERINGS: Welcome. Sit. Study. Engage.- PORTLAND

January 12th (2017)

LEARN TO MEDITATE- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John- February 2nd (2017)

SHASTRI HOURS by Appointment in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John February 2nd (2017)

THURSDAY DHARMA GATHERINGS: Welcome. Sit. Study. Engage.- PORTLAND

February 9th (2017)

 

WINTER/SPRING SERIES CLASSES:

Save the Dates 6:30-8:30PM for January and February.

WHO AM I?: Basic Goodness I- in PORTLAND

with Karen Monahan & Sarah Chandler- January 10th—February 14th (2017)

AWAKENED HEART in Brunswick

with Eunice St John- January 10th—February 7th (2017)

 

WINTER/SPRING RETREATS

for January and February

THE ART OF BEING HUMAN: Level I in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John -January 6th—January 8th (2017)

OUTRAGEOUS & INSCRUTABLE Weekend Retreat in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John- January 20th—January 22nd (2017)

 

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS:

Save the Dates for January and February

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice- PORTLAND

January 15th (2017)

MEMBERS ASPIRATION DAY- in Brunswick

February 11th (2017)

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice- BRUNSWICK

February 11th (2017)

PACIFYING THE TURMOIL OF THE MAMOS- in Brunswick

February 16th—February 25th (2017)

 

 

MI, TEACHER and GUIDE TRAINING

with Shastri Christopher St John & Shastri Angela Lutzenberger:
December 10-11-P & E Conference in Brunswick

 

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:

At Karme Choling:

Simplicity: Meditation for Real Life-  December 26, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Open to all and ideal for beginners on the path of meditation, Simplicity retreats were created to give everyone a flexible, simple way to enjoy the benefits of sitting meditation

Winter Teen Retreat –December 26, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Bring your teen to Karmê Chöling while you participate in one of our winter holiday programs. The teachings on awareness and warriorship offer teens an opportunity to slow down, learn about oneself, and open one’s heart to others. For youth ages 12-17.

Aloka Children’s Program-December 26, 2016 – January 1, 2017<
Bring your child to Karmê Chöling while you participate in one of our winter holiday programs. Children learn and grow through play, organized activities, arts, physical activity and interacting with peers. Open to ages 3-11.

Winter Tween Retreat: Discovering the Light Within-December 26, 2016 – January 1, 2017
with Nikki Jiraff
Snug in the magic of Karme Choling, tweens ages 9-12 spend five days bravely venturing into authentic connection with themselves, each other, and the world.

Heart of Recovery Retreat-December 26, 2016 – January 1, 2017
with Shastri Brett Ferrigan
A exploration of how meditation and mindfulness intersect with recovery from addiction and other harmful habitual patterns. This is a week- long journey of warriorship, gentleness and bravery.

Golden Key-February 4 – 7, 2017
Drawing wisdom from the Shambhala root text The Letter of the Golden Key, learn the practice of enriching presence.

Warriors Assembly- February 11-22, 2017
Warrior Assembly is the culmination of the Shambhala Training Sacred Path program.

 

 

 

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