This Week in Shambhala: September 8, 2016

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“ The world is fresh and full of warmth and love, and humanity is gifted at experiencing it.” ~Sakyong Mipham

Welcome to Maine Shambhala Meditation Centers.

Our new 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.


Welcome to Shambhala
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BG3 Brunswick Revised

FIEL- Autumn 2016


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.


Thursday, September 8, 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: TBD 

Friday, September 9, 2016
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland 
Umdze: Seth Hunsicker

Saturday, September 10, 2016
No Activities

Sunday, September 11, 2016
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick 
Umdze: James Prentice
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland 
Umdze: Tim Fuller

Monday, September 12, 2016

6:30 PM Heart of Recovery. in Portland 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

6:30 PM Making Friends With Yourself in Brunswick
6:30 PM Fearlessness in Everyday Life in Portland

Wednesday, September 14, 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: Ryan McMann

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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

Umdze: Kathy Meade

Friday, September 16, 2016

7:00 PM Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV- Rockland
7:00 PM Friday Night ‘Just Sit’ in Portland

Umdze: TBD

Saturday, September 17, 2016

8:30 AM Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV- Rockland

Sunday, September 18, 2016

8:30 AM Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV- Rockland
9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Portland

Umdze: Caroline Wagner

9:00 AM Sunday Meditation. in Brunswick

Umdze: TBD


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

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

Just Sit in Portland

Just Sit in Brunswick
Monthly First Thursday Evenings: Group Meditation Instruction In Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- 6-7PM – October 6, November 3 and December 1.
Monthly First Thursday: Shastri Hours in Brunswick with Shastri Christopher St John- 7-9PM October 6, 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-Starting September 8. Other fall dates include October 13, November 10, and December 8.

Just Sit– in Portland


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

Making Friends with Yourself- in Brunswick.  Begins- September 13
Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? in Brunswick. Begins September 14
Fearlessness in Everyday Life– in Portland. Begins September 13

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


Shambhala Level I
Portland: November 4
Brunswick: January 6

Shambhala Level IV
Rockland– September 16
Brunswick– October 7

Shambhala Level V
Rockland- November 11
Brunswick -December 2

Sacred Path: Meek & Perky
Brunswick September 30

Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable-
Brunswick-January 20


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

Harvest of Peace in Brunswick– September 24

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


with Shastri Christopher St John & Shastri Angela Lutzenberger:
October 28- 30- New Trainings from the Sakyong
December 10-11-P & E Conference in Brunswick



Karme Choling:

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.

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.

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