This Week in Shambhala October 13, 2016

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“ Obstacles and challenges may arise, but they do not reduce the enlightened qualities at our disposal.” ~Sakyong Mipham

Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

Our Fall 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:

TONIGHT: Come by. Bring a friend.

Follow your breath. Open your heart. Clarify your mind.

Enlightened Society in a Chaotic World

 

Pema Study Group - Autumn 2016

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SERVICE AS PATH:

The Fall 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 IN BRUNSWICK, PORTLAND & ROCKLAND:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

5:30 PM Shastri Hours by Appointment in Portland
6:30 PM Thursday Dharma Gatherings: Welcome, Sit, Study, Engage. in Portland
7:00 PM Thursday night ‘Just Sit’ in Brunswick

Umdze: Kathy Meade

Friday, October 14, 2016

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

Umdze: Ryan McMann

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Caroline Wagner

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: TBD

5:30 PM SHAMBHALA SADHANA- Community Practice in Brunswick 

Monday, October 17, 2016

6:30 PM Pema Study Group in Brunswick
6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

6:00 PM Joy in Everyday Life, IN ROCKLAND
6:30 PM Making Friends With Yourself in Brunswick

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

6:30 PM Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality in Brunswick
7:00 PM Wednesday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Umdze: Mary Jo Steckevicz

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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

Umdze: Patti King

Friday, October 21, 2016

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

Umdze: Daniel Rosenheck

Saturday, October 22, 2016

No Activities

Sunday, October 23, 2016

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Daniel Rosenheck

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: Jess Maurer

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

Sundays:
Sunday Morning Meditation- in Portland:
Sunday Morning Meditation- in Brunswick:

Mondays:
Heart of Recovery– in Portland
PEMA Study Group- Brunswick- Most Mondays- Check Calendar

Wednesdays:
Just Sit in Portland

Thursdays:
Just Sit in Brunswick
Monthly First Thursday Evenings: Group Meditation Instruction In Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- 6-7PM – November 3 and December 1.
Monthly First Thursday: Shastri Hours in Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- 7-9PM November 3 and December 1.
Monthly Second Thursday Gatherings in Portland 6:30-8:30 with Shastri Christopher St John
Monthly Second Thursdays: Meditation Interviews at 5:30pm in Portland with Shastri Christopher St. John- October 13, November 10, and December 8.

Fridays:
Just Sit– in Portland

 

AUTUMN SERIES CLASSES: Save the Dates 6:30-8:30PM

Nov/ Dec:
Shambhala Household in Brunswick. Begins November 1
Making Friends with Yourself in Portland. Begins November 1

AUTUMN WEEKEND RETREATS: Save the Dates

Shambhala Level I
Portland: November 4
Brunswick: January 20-22

Shambhala Level V
Rockland- November 11
Brunswick -December 2

Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable-
Brunswick-January 6-8

COMMUNITY PRACTICES & CELEBRATIONS: Save the Dates

Shambhala Sadhana: Celebrated with Community Members & their families on the Full Moon
Portland: November 14, December 13
Brunswick: October 16,
Sadhana of Mahamudra- TBD

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

 

MI, TEACHER and GUIDE TRAINING
with Shastri Christopher St John & Shastri Angela Lutzenberger:
October 28- 30- New Training from the Sakyong
December 10-11-P & E Conference in Brunswick

 

UPCOMING REGIONAL PROGRAMS of INTEREST:

Karme Choling:

Five Wisdom Energies: Discovering Natural Brilliance in the Darkness of Your Confusion- November 17 – 23
with Irini Rockwell
These teachings focus on how our constricting neurosis can be recognized and transformed into awakened insight. Working directly with the basic elements of every aspect of our lives, we will experientially bring about an embodied transformation.

Natural Confidence: A Week-Long Meditation Retreat- November 17 – 25
with Shastri Bill Brauer
Open to everyone! Explore bravery and authenticity in this in-depth meditation retreat. This program, also known as a weekthün, fulfills a portion of the practice requirements for the Shambhala Buddhist path.

Golden Key-February 4 – 7, 2017
Drawing wisdom from the Shambhala root text The Letter of the Golden Key, learn the practice of enriching presence.

Warriors Assembly- February 11-22, 2017
Warrior Assembly is the culmination of the Shambhala Training Sacred Path program.

Dorje Denma Ling

Dorje Denma Ling is pleased to announce that we are reducing the tuition on the Art of Ikebana weekend – October 14 – 16 – for all participants in order to make this program more accessible to more people. Space is limited for this program so please register as soon as possible and pay in full in order to reserve your place.
For more information and to register go here:
http://dorjedenmaling.org/program-details/?id=266681

ELLSWORTH, MAINE
We are delighted to welcome back Ringu Tulku Rinpoche to Vajravidya Downeast.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, a scholar and storyteller, travels and teaches worldwide. His teachings are for people with jobs, families, and ordinary responsibilities.
TWO TOPICS:
Fear and Fearlessness (Tuesday)
What Leads to Transcendent Wisdom? (Wednesday)
Schedule:    Talk 1: Tuesday, 11/08/16 6:30 PM (sitting) 6:45 PM (talk) 
Talk 2: Wednesday, 11/09/16 3:15 PM (sitting) 3:30 PM (talk) 
Talk 3: Wednesday, 11/09/16 6:30 PM (sitting) 6:45 PM (talk)
All talks will be at VVDE: 161 State Street, Ellsworth, ME
Program cost:
$60.00 for all three talks.
$30.00 for one talk.
Preference will be given to those who register for the whole program.
Registration:    Send your email address and phone number as well as check made out to VVDE to:
Nancy Bauer 
1 Birch Avenue 
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone: (207) 356-0423 
Email: [email protected]

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