This Week in Shambhala. December 29, 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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*If you cannot come for the weekend please join us for the Friday evening opening talk. Open to all. Separate registration.
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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 29, 2016

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

Umdze; Patti King

Friday, December 30, 2016

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

Umdze: Daniel Rosenheck

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Sunday, January 1, 2017

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Kudra MacCaillech

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: Karen Simpson

Monday, January 2, 2017

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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

Umdze: TBD

Thursday, January 5, 2017

6:00 PM LEARN TO MEDITATE: Group Meditation Instruction- BRUNSWICK
7:00 PM Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Umdze: TBD

Friday, January 6, 2017

7:00 PM The Art of Being Human: FRIDAY NIGHT TALK – in Brunswick
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Umdze: TBD

7:00 PM The Art of Being Human: Level I in Brunswick

Saturday, January 7, 2017

8:30 AM The Art of Being Human: Level I in Brunswick

Sunday, January 8, 2017

8:30 AM The Art of Being Human: Level I in Brunswick
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: TBD

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick -CANCELLED

 

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:

Relax, Renew and Awaken- January 5 – 8, 2017

Our Relax, Renew and Awaken program is an opportunity to settle in—to let your mind rest and recover from the demands of the holiday season, and the expectations we place on ourselves.

Dathün: A Month of Meditation- January 7 – February 4, 2017

Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attend one, two, or all four weeks.

Dathün: Week 1- January 7 – 15, 2017

Dathün: Weeks 1-2- January 7 – 21, 2017

Dathün: Weeks 3-4 *– January 21 – February 4, 2017

Dot & Stroke: Ashe Mahamudra & Stroke of Ashe Intensive *– January 13 – 18, 2017

An opportunity for tantrikas and sadhakas to clarify and stabilize mind transmission through in-depth practice and study of the mahamudra investigations and dzokchen.

Ngöndro Retreat *– January 20 – 28, 2017

Whether you are doing the Rigden (Shambhala), Kagyü, or Nyingma ngöndro, whether you are counting or doing it by time, whether you are inspired or stuck, all are welcome. This program counts toward group requirements for the Vajrayana path.

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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