Monday, May 5, 2014

Blue Cliff Monastics to Lead May Days of Mindfulness


Two Days of Mindfulness

Join us in mid-May here in Central Maine for either or both of two Days of Mindfulness 
led by visiting monks and nuns from Blue Cliff Monastery in up-state New York.

Saturday, May 17th, there will be a Day of Mindfulness in Augusta at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church at 69 Winthrop Street from 9:30 to 3:30.   A registration fee of $20 is requested though none will be turned away.  Pre-registration is strongly suggested as space is limited.

The day will include sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks and deep relaxation.

Sunday, May 18th, there will be a Day of Mindfulness at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park in Freeport from 10:00 to 2:00.  No registration required for this event.

The day will include a walking meditation and a sheltered picnic lunch.

For both events, please bring a bag lunch and wear comfortable cloths for walking.  Dana bowls will be available.

Please contact Greg at PeacefulHeartSangha@gmail.com or call 207-622-7012 to register for Saturday's event  or for more information. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Three April Events with Claude AnShin Thomas


Claude AnShin Thomas, a Zen Buddhist Monk and Vietnam veteran noted for his work with veterans and post-traumatic stress, will give two public talks and lead a Day of Meditation here in Maine this April.

On Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30pm, Claude AnShin Thomas will be speaking at the Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main Street, Orono, Maine.  Admission is $5 to cover organizational expenses plus donation to support Claude AnShin Thomas' life and work.  No one will be turned away.  All proceeds  benefit the non-profit Zaltho Foundation, Inc.  Please contact Daryne at stringsandstiches@yahoo.com for more information.

On Friday, April 25th at 7:00pm, Claude AnShin Thomas will be speaking at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden, Maine.  Admission is $10 to cover organizational expenses plus donation to support Claude AnShin Thomas' life and work.  No one will be turned away.  All proceeds benefit the non-profit Zaltho Foundation, Inc.  Please contact Jay at jaymason48@gmail.com for more information.

On Saturday, April 26th from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Claude AnShin Thomas will lead 'A Day of Meditation for Veterans and Others Living With Post-Traumatic Stress' at Point Lookout, 67 Atlantic Highway (Route 1), Northport, Maine. There is a $30 charge for the day which includes lunch and tea/coffee.  Please contact Jay at jaymason48@gmail.com to pre-register (recommended) or for more information.

We spend most of our life living in a state of forgetfulness.   Sometimes when we wake up in the morning, we are  consumed by suffering, full of fear, doubts, shame.  The physical wounds of war and violence, although significant, cannot be considered differently than the wounds that cannot be seen.

But when we have the courage to touch these emotions and wounds, to establish a different relationship with them, we then have the possibility to make different choices in our life and to heal.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Easter Retreat at Blue Cliff Monastary

An Exploration of Christian and Buddhist
"Double Belonging"

Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us that religious traditions inter-are; they are not separate from one another.  Join us on retreat as we look deeper into this aspect of Interbeing.

This retreat will be lead by monastic Dharma Teacher Thay Phap De (a laicized Catholic priest) and Dharma Teacher Jeanne Anselmo, along with the monks and nuns of Blue Cliff Monastery.  It is open to all with an interest in the interconnectedness of Christian and Buddhist practice.

Click here for more information or to register.

May Mindfulness Retreat with Joanne Friday





Coming Home: Cultivating Fearlessness, Freedom and Joy


Join Dharma Teacher Joanne Friday 
for a 5-day mindfulness retreat
at Camp Aldersgate in Rhode Island.

An early registration discount is
available until March 15th.

Click here for more information or to register.