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July 2000 Events
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All Events at MEETINGBROOK are free, open & informal.

NEW EVENT:  SUNDAY EVENING PRACTICE AT  THE HERMITAGE Each Sunday evening, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Practice consists of two Silent Sittings of 20 minutes each  with a Walking Meditation between them; Listening to 5 min reading, or, Practice Reflection (by a participant), Soup & Bread (taken mindfully partially in silence, partially with conversation), then a final chanting either Compline (Christian Night Prayer) or Heart Sutra (Buddhist Prajna Paramita). Christian or Buddhist Readings and Chant will alternate each Sunday. 

MORNINGS AT THE HERMITAGE.  Silent Sittings 30 minutes, 5 mornings a week, Tue-Sat. 7:05am-7:35am. at MEETINGBROOK Dogen & Francis HERMITAGE, 64 Barnestown Rd. (past snow bowl, on left, white gate). All are invited. Lauds (Morning Prayer) is often chanted after sittings.

At Bookshop/Bakery:

TUESDAY EVENING BUDDHIST ZEN  STUDIES 5:30pm-6:30pm Buddhist Sutras, starting “Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness,” commentary by Thich Nhat Hanh, (Led by Susan Smith-Hudson.)

WEDNESDAY EVENING CONVERSATIONS: 5:30pm. -6:30pm. These conversations are open, informal, and free. A facilitator begins, and then it goes to the circle.

Wed. 5July00 Topic:   Gary Graham Died: Are God, the Supreme Court, and you rejoicing?       Facilitated by Brad Hodson
Wed. 12July00 Topic: Unable to avoid betrayal! "I would like to believe that the "childhood" of Christendom is over, that it is breaking away from ideology and legalism, no longer emphasizing concepts -- the Western representation of things -- tearing down its doctrinal scaffolding, or at least keeping it at a distance..." (Jean Sulivan). A look at the Epilogue in Violence Unveiled: Humanity at the Crossroads by Gil Bailie . A circle conversation
Wed. 19July00 Topic: Monos Soma Nomos: Choreysomai! (Embodying the Dwelling-place of the Alone: Stepping aside to make room for Another). A conversation inquiring into the motto of Meetingbrook Hermitage.     Facilitated by Bill Halpin
Wed. 26July00 Topic: The Self-Indulgence of Spirituality: How reconcile suffering in the world with personal practice?  A circle conversation.  

THURSDAY EVENING CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATIVE STUDIES 5:30pm-6:30pm. Study of contemplative writings in Western tradition.
Now,  Mystical Sense of the Gospels, by James M.Somerville

Open reading gathering invites anyone to bring poetry to read, whether your own or others’. Invited under “poetry” are Poems, Letters & Pieces of Journals.
Each reads for 5-10 minutes, followed by a brief silence, then discussion.

MUSIC REHEARSAL,  An opportunity to rehearse in ease in a public place.  Not gig, not performance, casual. Call if you'd like to rehearse of a Fri./Sat./Sun. Spontaneous also welcome.

Open Daily 7 days a week by 9:30AM (hopefully).

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64 Barnstown Rd.,
Camden, Maine USA 04843
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Camden, Maine USA 04843
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