This Week in Shambhala: January 5, 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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*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, 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: Ryan McMann

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: Daniel Rosenheck

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: Matthew Alcorn

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick -CANCELLED

Monday, January 9, 2017

6:00 PM Governing Council or Executive Committee Monthly Meeting 
6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

6:30 PM Awakened Heart in Brunswick 

6:30 PM Who Am I?: Basic Goodness I- in Portland 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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

Umdze: Mary Jo Steckevicz

Thursday, January 12, 2017

6:30 PM Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome. Sit. Study. Engage.- Portland 

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

Umdze: Patti King

Friday, January 13, 2017

7:00 PM Mindfulness, Health and Healing Retreat in Brunswick 

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

Umdze: Matthew Alcorn

Saturday, January 14, 2017

8:30 AM Mindfulness, Health and Healing Retreat in Brunswick 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: TBD 

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Caroline Wagner 

5:30 PM SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice- PORTLAND

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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