This Week in Shambhala: May 26,2016

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:

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?
Current open volunteer positions:

Egoless Cleaning Warriors for our Brunswick Center:

  • Do you enjoy simple, uncluttered clean?
  • Are you more likely to clean someone else’s home than your own?
  • Do you find perverse satisfaction in the instant gratification of eradicating dust from the surfaces of furniture?
  • Might you wonder in what new ways you might practice the 6 paramitas and then accomplish the first bhumi before you die?
  • Are you OK with minimal social gratification while accumulating much dharmic merit and redirecting your future karma?

Our Brunswick Meditation Center is looking for a few more dedicated and egoless warriors to join our Cleaning Team.
Please contact Kathy Bither if you are interested.
[email protected]. Thank you.

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

Thursday, May 26, 2016

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

Umdze:

Kathy Meade

Friday, May 27, 2016

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

Umdze:

Ryan McMann

Saturday, May 28, 2016

No Activities

Sunday, May 29, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze:

Kudra Mac

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze:

Rick Nelson

 

Monday, May 30, 2016

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, May 31,2016

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

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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

Umdze: Barbara Egan

Thursday, June 2, 2016

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

Umdze: Patti King

Friday, June 3, 2016

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

Umdze: Dan Rosenheck

Saturday, June 4, 2016

No Activities

Sunday, June 5, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: Karen Simpson

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Weade Clarke

 

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:

 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:

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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