This Week in Shambhala: March 23, 2017

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Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

Our 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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           *THERE WILL NOT BE A CLASS ON APRIL 4TH.
Dates also include makeup snow date. 
 
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         *THERE WILL NOT BE A CLASS ON APRIL 4TH.
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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, March 23, 2017

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

Umdze: Chris Brett

Friday, March 24, 2017

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

Umdze: Seth Hunsicker

Saturday, March 25, 2017

No Activities

Sunday, March 26, 2017

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Rob Martin

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: Walter Chop 

Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

6:00 PM Meditation in Everyday Life in Rockland
6:30 PM Wisdom in Everyday Life- in Portland
6:30 PM Contentment in Everyday Life- in Brunswick

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

6:30 PM No Time to Lose: Book Study in Brunswick
7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Umdze: Rob Martin

Thursday, March 30, 2017

5:00 PM Open Meditation- in Rockland
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Umdze: Rob Martin

Friday, March 31, 2017

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

Umdze: Seth Hunsicker

Saturday, April 1, 2017

No Activities

Sunday, April 2, 2017

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: TBD

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: TBD

10:30 AM Open Meditation- in Rockland

 

2017 SPRING SCHEDULE

(Please see the website for all events running through June)

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

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

Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

May 4th

Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

May 4th

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

May 11th

Learn to Meditate- Group Meditation Instruction in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

June 1st

Shastri Hours by Appointment in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St John

June 1st

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

June 8th

 

SPRING SERIES CLASSES:

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

Wisdom in Everyday Life- in Portland

March 7th—April 18th

with Karen Monahan & Barbara Egan

Contentment in Everyday Life- in Brunswick

March 7th—April 18th

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

Glimpses of Mahamudra – in Portland

with Shastri Christopher St John

May 2nd—June 5th

 

SPRING RETREATS

for April, May, and June 

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

IKEBANA: The Art of Flowers- Rockland

with Shastri Ellen Rook

April 30th

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Level III in Brunswick

with Shastri Christopher St. John

May 19th—May 21st

Mindful Living Retreat: A Day of Meditation in Rockland

with Shastri Angela Lutzenberger

June 11th

 

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS:

Save the Dates for April

PARINIRVANA OF CTR in Brunswick

April 4th

Sangha Soup Potluck- in Rockland

April 9th

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice- Brunswick

April 15th

Rockland Shambhala Open House

May 2nd

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice- Portland

May 7th

Sangha Soup Potluck in Rockland

May 14th

SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick

June 9th

MI, TEACHER and GUIDE TRAINING:

TBD

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:

At Karme Choling: 

 

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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