This Week in Shambhala: January 19, 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, January 19, 2017

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

Umdze: Kathy Meade

Friday, January 20, 2017

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

Umdze: Seth Hunsicker

7:00 PM Outrageous and Inscrutable Weekend Retreat in Brunswick

Saturday, January 21, 2017

8:00 AM Outrageous and Inscrutable Weekend Retreat in Brunswick

Sunday, January 22, 2017

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland 

Umdze: Tim Fuller

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick- CANCELLED 
8:00 PM Outrageous and Inscrutable Weekend Retreat in Brunswick

Monday, January 23, 2017

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

6:00 PM Intro to Shamatha Meditation- in Rockland 
6:30 PM Awakened Heart in Brunswick 
6:30 PM Who Am I?: Basic Goodness I- in Portland

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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

Umdze: Mary Jo Steckevicz

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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

Umdze: TBD

Friday, January 27, 2017

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

Umdze: Seth Hunsicker

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland 

Umdze: Liz Korabek-Emerson

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: Rick Nelson

 

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):

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

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:

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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