This Week in Shambhala. December 15, 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:

(Registration is highly recommended for all.)

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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, Rockland):

Thursday, December 15, 2016

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

Umdze: Patti King

Friday, December 16, 2016

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

Umdze: Ryan McMann

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick DATE CANCELLED
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Caroline Wagner

10:30 AM CHILDREN’S SOLSTICE DAY in Brunswick

Monday, December 19, 2016

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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

Umdze: Barbara Egan

Thursday, December 22, 2016

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

Umdze: Ryan McMann

Friday, December 23, 2016

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

Umdze: TBD

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Kudra MacCaillech

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: Jess Maurer

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)

INTRO TO SHAMATHA MEDITATION- in Rockland

with Rachel Nixon- January 24th (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)

NYINTHUN: A Day of Meditation in Rockland

with Shastri Christopher St John & Eunice St John- February 5th (2017)

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

February 9th (2017)

INTRO TO SHAMATHA MEDITATION- in Rockland

with Rachel Nixon- February 12th (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:

TBD

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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