This Week in Shambhala, February 16, 2017

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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, February 16, 2017

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick 
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, February 17, 2017

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick 
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Saturday, February 18, 2017

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick

Sunday, February 19, 2017

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland 
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick 
6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick

Monday, February, 20, 2017

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick 
6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

6:00 PM Courageous Compassion- Study Group in ROCKLAND 
6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick 
7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Thursday, February 23, 2017

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick 
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Friday, February 24, 2017

6:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick 
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Saturday, February 25, 2017

1:00 PM Dön Season: on Kasungship and Protection 
2:00 PM Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos- in Brunswick

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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

2016 WINTER/SPRING SCHEDULE

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

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

Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. Sit. Study. Engage.- Portland

March 9th

Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

April 6th

Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick

April 6th

Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. Sit. Study. Engage.- Portland

April 13th

WINTER/SPRING SERIES CLASSES:

Save the Dates 6:30-8:30PM March, April and May.

Wisdom in Everyday Life- in Portland

March 7th—April 4th

with Karen Monahan & Eunice St John

Contentment in Everyday Life- in Brunswick

March 7th—April 4th

with Toby Sifton

No Time to Lose: Book Study in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

March 15th—April 19th

Meditation in Everyday Life in Rockland

March 21st—April 18th

Joy in Everyday Life in Brunswick

with Shastri Angela Lutzenberger

April 25th—May 23rd

SPRING RETREATS

for March, April and May 

The Art of Being Human: Level I in Rockland

March 10th—March 12th

The Birth of a Warrior: Shambhala Level II in Brunswick

with Shastri Andrea Darby

April 21st—April 23rd

IKEBANA: The Art of Flowers in Brunswick

with Shastri Ellen Rook

April 28th—April 29th

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Level III in Brunswick

with Shastri Angela Lutzenberger

May 19th—May 21st

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS:

Save the Dates for February, March and April

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)

SHAMBHALA DAY CELEBRATION in Brunswick

March 4th

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice- Portland

March 12th

PARINIRVANA OF CTR in Brunswick

April 4th

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice- Brunswick

April 15th

MI, TEACHER and GUIDE TRAINING:

TBD

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:

At Karme Choling:

 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.

Mukpo Institute: Spring Semester– February 23 – May 7

A semester of Buddhist study and practice under the direction of Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette, Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, Acharya Michael Greenleaf, and Shastri Bill Brauer.

Dön Season Retreat– February 24 – 26

Gathering during the Dön Season, a time when obstacles are particularly prevalent, is especially potent for Dorje Kasung because of our connection to the protection principle.

Weekthün: A Week of Meditation– March 3 – 11

with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette and Shastri Ethan Nichtern
Open to everyone! Learn to understand your mind and emotions with this in-depth introduction to mindfulness-awareness meditation and Shambhala Meditation.

Mudra Space Awareness- March 17 – 19

with Acharya Suzann Duquette
Unlock your inherent freedom and create a radical shift in your understanding of the mind/body relationship to space.

Shambhala Training Retreat: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala *– March 25 – April 1

with Shastri Bill Brauer
The Sacred Path brings the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. It is designed to nurture the student’s ability to experience the world as sacred and their aspiration to create an enlightened society.

Half-Dathün: Two Weeks of Meditation– April 6 – 21

with Shastri Shelley Heinz
Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attend just the first week or both weeks.

Shambhala Guide Training *– April 20 – 23

with Shastri Henry Chapin and Shastri Ellen Rook
This training is for students who have a strong personal practice and feel ready to help others on their meditative journeys. The Shambhala Guide is the first step in the Meditation Instructor path.

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