This Week in Shambhala: July 21, 2016

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“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 21, 2016

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

Umdze: Chris Brett

Friday, July 22, 2016

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

Umdze:

Ryan McMann

Saturday, July 23, 2016

1:00PM Guide Training in Brunswick

Sunday, July 24, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze:

Jess Maurer

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze:

Caroline Wagner

Monday, July 25, 2016

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

No Activities

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

6:30 PM Pema Chodron: The Heart of the Matter in Brunswick
7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Umdze: Mary Jo Steckevicz

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

Umdze: Patti King

Friday, July 29, 2016

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

Umdze: 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 Brunswick

Umdze: Walter Chop

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Liz Korabeck Emerson

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:

July 23- Guide Training, MI /Teacher Refresher

July 30- Coordinator and Staff Training with New Manual

October 28- 30- New Trainings from the Sakyong

 

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:

Karme Choling:

Family Camp: July 30 – August 7

Family Camp is a magical week for parents and children to spend together with old friends and new in the beautiful, rolling green hills of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

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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