This Week in Shambhala: July 28, 2016

july 28, 2016“What leads to satisfaction is appreciation. That comes from paying attention.”  ~Sakyong Mipham, The Shambhala Principle

 

Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers. 

We currently offer 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:

Cheerful Summer to you!

For those of you who have completed Level III of The Way of Shambhala and are interested in learning how you can become part of the staffing team for various events and retreats that we offer at the center, we invite you to the Coordinator/Staff Training session that will be held on July 30th at the Brunswick Center from 10am-3pm. Thank you in advance for pre-registering online so that we know how many people to expect.

Monthly First Sundays:  Group Meditation Instruction: In Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- August 7th and September 4th 9:15 AM then moving to

Monthly First Thursdays at 6pm Starting September 1. Other fall dates include October 6,November 3 and December 1.

Monthly First Sundays: Shastri Hours in Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- August 7th and September 4 – 10AM-Noon then moving to

Monthly First Thursdays at 7pm Starting September 1. Other fall dates include October 6,November 3 and December 1.

Also, please check out the Fall schedule online for more classes, talks and weekend retreats.

Note some of the new offerings as well as the old favorite.

We look forward to spending time with all of you.

 

 

SERVICE AS PATH:

Have you ever thought about staffing or coordinating a weekend retreat?

Would you like to brush up on the View and the Logistics for a retreat weekend?

July 30- Coordinator and Staff Training 10am-3pm

Join Shastris Christopher St John and Angela Lutzenberger 

10am- noon: The View

Noon-1pm- Lunch- Bring something to share

1pm-3pm: The Logistics and Introduction of New Manual.

Thank you for registering in advance for this training. It will assist us in planning.

 

THIS WEEK IN BRUNSWICK & PORTLAND:

Thursday, July 28, 2016

7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in BrunswickUmdze: Patti King

Friday, July 29, 2016

7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in PortlandUmdze: Ryan McMann

Saturday, July 30, 2016

10:00 AM Coordinator and Staff Training in Brunswick

Sunday, July 31, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in BrunswickUmdze: Walter Chop
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in PortlandUmdze: Liz Korabeck Emerson

Monday, August 1, 2016

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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

Umdze:Daniel Rosenheck

Thursday, August 4, 2016

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

Umdze:Patrick Civiello

Friday, August 5, 2016

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

Umdze:Dan Rosenheck

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Claire Schroeder

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze:Karen Simpson

9:15 AM Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

10:00 AM Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick 

with Shastri Christopher St John

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

Sundays:

Sunday Morning Meditation- in Portland:

Sunday Morning Meditation- in Brunswick:

Monthly First Sundays:  Group Meditation Instruction In Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- August 7th and September 4th 9:15 AM NEW!

Monthly First Thursday Evenings: Group Meditation Instruction In Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- 6-7PM  Starting September 1. Other fall dates include October 6,November 3 and December 1. NEW!

Monthly First Sundays: Shastri Hours in Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- Beginning August 7th – 10AM-Noon NEW!

Monthly First Thursday: Shastri Hours in Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- 6-7PM  Starting September 1. Other fall dates include October 6,November 3 and December 1. NEW!

Mondays:

Wednesdays:

Thursdays:

Fridays:

 

AUTUMN SERIES CLASSES: Save the Dates

Sept/Oct:

Nov/ Dec:

 

AUTUMN WEEKEND RETREATS: Save the Dates

Shambhala Level I

Shambhala Level IV

Shambhala Level V

Sacred Path: Meek & Perky

Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable-

  • Brunswick-January 20

 

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS: Save the Dates

Shambhala Sadhana: Celebrated with Community Members on the Full Moon

Sadhana of Mahamudra- TBD

Harvest of Peace in Brunswick– September 24

Winter Solstice and Children’s Day in Brunswick-December 18

 

MI, TEACHER and GUIDE TRAINING

with Shastri Christopher St John & Shastri Angela Lutzenberger:

July 30- Coordinator and Staff Training with New Manual

October 28- 30- New Trainings from the Sakyong

December 10-11-P & E Conference in Brunswick

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:

Karme Choling:

Embodied Listening: Uncovering Our Bodies’ Natural Wisdom: September 9 – 11

Access your “felt sense”-the intuitive wisdom of the body- and experience living more fully and comfortably in your body.

Natural Confidence: Weekthun: September 29 – October 7

with Acharya William McKeever and Shastri Donna Williams

Meditation Retreat For Parents: October 7 – 9

Join other parents and families for a supportive and inclusive weekend practice retreat.

Aloka Children’s Program: October 7 – 9

With both outdoor and indoor exploration, the children learn and grow through play, organized activities, arts, physical activity and interacting with peers.

Teen Retreat: Listening Mind/Seeing Mind: October 7 – 9

This retreat for youth ages 13-17 is designed for young people with a genuine curiosity about life and the wish to explore the principles of awareness and warriorship in the company of their peers.

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