This Week in Shambhala: May 12, 2016

Building a Culture of Kindness.

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“True happiness is always available to us, but first we have to create the environment for it to flourish.” – SMR

 

FEATURED PROGRAMS:

WINDHORSE

with Shastri Diana Evans

May 13th—May 15th

In Brunswick. Study the practice of raising windhorse, which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement. Continue »

DRALA

with Frank Ryan & Susan Ryan

June 10th—June 12th

In Brunswick. Through exploring the depth of perception one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

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Senior Buddhist teacher Judith Lief: “Glimpses of Mahamudra.”

with Judy Lief

June 16th

Senior Buddhist teacher Judith Lief, will give a public talk at Brunswick Shambhala Center on Thursday, June 16 at 7pm on “Glimpses of Mahamudra.” Continue »

PEMA TURNS 80!

Join us as we celebrate her birthday with programs throughout June and July:

Pema Chodron: The Heart of the Matter in Brunswick

June 22nd—July 27th Wednesday evenings

Join us for Pema Chodron: The Heart of the Matter- How to Live with Compassion and Courage Continue »

Pema Chodron: The Way to Freedom in Brunswick

June 25th—July 9th- Two Saturday mornings

Awaken from self-imposed delusions about the nature of life and discover a different way to experience life. Continue »

Pema Chodron’s 80th Birthday Celebration in Brunswick

July 17th- after Sunday Morning Meditation

Join us for Pema Chodron’s Birthday Celebration after Sunday Morning Meditation. Continue »

OPEN POSITIONS in SANGHA:

Are you interested in service as practice and contributing to community?
These are a few of the currently open volunteer positions:
See our Volunteer page for many opportunities.
Please contact Kathy Bither if you are interested in a particular position
or if  you have a specific skill set that you would like to offer to the sangha.
[email protected]. Thank you.

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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

Umdze; TBD

Friday, May 13, 2016

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

Umdze; Dan Rosenheck

Saturday, May 14, 2016

8:30 AM WINDHORSE- in Brunswick

Sunday, May 15 ,2016

8:30 AM WINDHORSE – in Brunswick
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze:Caroline Wagner

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick: CANCELLED

Monday, May 16, 2016

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

6:30 PM HOW CAN I HELP? THE BASIC GOODNESS OF SOCIETY- in Brunswick
6:30 PM JOY IN EVERYDAY LIFE- in Portland

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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

Umdze:Mary Jo Steckevicz

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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

Umdze: TBD

Friday, May 20, 2016

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

Umdze:Dan Rosenheck

Saturday, May 21, 2016

4:30 PM SHAMBHALA SADHANA-in Portland with Potluck- Members Only

Sunday, May 22, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze:Jess Maurer

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze:Rob Martin

ONGOING CLASSES:

Heart of Recovery– Monday Evenings 6:30-7:30pm in Portland 

The Heart of Recovery is an on-going, weekly meeting for people grappling with strong addictions of any kind – be they substances such as drugs and alcohol or harmful, habitual patterns.

SPRING OFFERINGS:

HOW CAN I HELP? THE BASIC GOODNESS OF SOCIETY-May 3rd—June 7th

with Christopher St John & Angela Lutzenberger-

In Brunswick. How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society explores our relationship with others and society, and our aspiration to help the world. Continue »

JOY IN EVERYDAY LIFE-May 3rd—May 31st

with Kathy Bither & Cathleen Miller

In Portland. An introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta- awakened heart/mind. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

WINDHORSE -May 13th—May 15th

with Shastri Diana Evans

In Brunswick. Study the practice of raising windhorse, which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement. Continue »

DRALA- June 10th—June 12th

with Frank Ryan & Susan Ryan

In Brunswick. Through exploring the depth of perception one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

Senior Buddhist teacher Judith Lief: “Glimpses of Mahamudra.”

with Judy Lief

June 16th

Senior Buddhist teacher Judith Lief, will give a public talk at Brunswick Shambhala Center on Thursday, June 16 at 7pm on “Glimpses of Mahamudra.” Continue »

MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION-June 18th

Summer is a time of expansion and activity, of growth and richness. We celebrate together. Continue »

Pema Chodron: The Heart of the Matter in Brunswick

June 22nd—July 27th

Join us for Pema Chodron: The Heart of the Matter- How to Live with Compassion and Courage Continue »

Pema Chodron: The Way to Freedom

June 25th—July 9th

Awaken from self-imposed delusions about the nature of life and discover a different way to experience life. Continue »

Pema Chodron’s 80th Birthday Celebration in Brunswick

July 17th

Join us for Pema Chodron’s Birthday Celebration after Sunday Morning Meditation. Continue »

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:

Friday May 6,  7-9pm there is a video lecture and discussion at Bowdoin College Beam Classroom in the Visual Arts Center, which we believe will be of interest.

“Cooperating in Matters of Goodness” Lecture and Discussion

Friday May 6 from 7:00-9:00PM in the Beam classroom of the VAC, Bowdoin’s MSA will be hosting a discussion and lecture screening by Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan on the topic of “Cooperating in Matters of Goodness”. Nouman Ali Khan is a world-renowned Quranic and Arabic scholar with a unique way of integrating evidences from the Quran and the Arabic language into his talks. Khan is the founder and CEO of Bayyinah Institute, as well as the lead instructor for a number of Bayyinah courses including the ‘Fundamentals of Classical Arabic’ and ‘Divine Speech’. Currently he has dedicated himself to a seven-year-long project of conducting a linguistic and literary focus Qur’anic Tafseer series in English. No RSVP necessary. Spread the word! All are welcome! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Contact: Mariama Sowe at [email protected]

Entering the Practical World of Taoism: July 8 – 10

with Dr. Eva Wong and Shastri Carolyn Krusinski
Living a balanced life is integral to developing a healthy body and a relaxed mind. Learn how to bring balance into everyday life through the Taoist teachings.

Relax, Renew and Awaken: July 21 – 24

with Tune Faulkner
Our Relax, Renew and Awaken program offers contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and personal endeavors of all kinds.

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.
“The principles of Shambhala Training are based on sanity and reality, as well as the gentleness of the Buddhist tradition. However, the Shambhala tradition has its own basis, its own footing. That basis is ourselves individually cultivating who we are, what we are, as human beings. That’s the first key idea: you shouldn’t be afraid of who you are.”–Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche 

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