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June 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 Sitting, Walking, Listening to 5 min reading, or, Practice Reflection (by a participant), Soup & Bread (taken mindfully partially in silence, partially with conversation), then final short sitting, ending with chanting either Compline (Christian Night Prayer) or Heart Sutra (Buddhist Prajna Paramita). Christian or Buddhist Readings and Chant will alternate each Sunday. We began on Sunday June 3 with Christian – then June10th Buddhist, 17th Christian, 24th Buddhist. This is a practice between traditions.

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 should you wish to stay).

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. 7June00 Topic:    “Testing the waters of Meetingbrook”
An open inquiry and glimpse after 4 years
Wed. 14June00 Topic:Channeling” – Definition: The divine inspired words (or energy of God) as imparted to humans and delivered to other humans by humans.
Facilitated by Silvia Shanahan
Wed. 21June00 Topic: “Loss of the Knowledge of Good and Evil”
Facilitated by Forrest Sherman
Wed. 28June00 Topic: “Observing Inner and Outer Nature” – A walking meditation.
Facilitated by Anne Cleveland and Saskia Huising   

Study of contemplative writings in Western tradition.
Now,  Mystical Sense of the Gospels, by James 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 by 10:30AM (hopefully). Closed Mondays (call to check)

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Camden, Maine USA 04843
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Camden, Maine USA 04843
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