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All Events at MEETINGBROOK are free, open & informal

Special Events:

We Announce the Hermitage Harbor Room is now open upstairs at the Bookshop & Bakery.
A Lobster Bake benefiting The Hermitage Harbor Room, Friday 24Aug 6:30pm will be hosted by Georgiana McCabe at Sherman’s Point. The goal is to support the use of the Hermitage Harbor Room by all in the community for times of quiet, solitude, retreat, soul-friend conversation, & guest/retreat stays. An evening of lobster, informal music, poetry & conversation will benefit this open place. All contributions are welcome. (Whether larger or smaller, thank you, no fuss, you know us!) To add name/reserve lobster call 236-6808 (bookshop) or 236-2999 (Brad Hodson). (Ask about the “LaLa” option “Leave-a-Lobster-alive” – we’ll have plenty of salads etc.) The Hermitage Harbor Room, the studio above the bookshop & bakery (50 Bayview Street) Cape on harbor, exists to serve as open space for quiet solitude & refreshing rest. We rely on gift & donation to continue & deepen Meetingbrook as a community resource. Come visit the HHR. Ask about use & overnight stays.
1.  Thursday, 2Aug01, 6:30pm-7:45pm A Study of St. Mark’s Gospel – How to live a Faith-filled Activist’s life. Using book by Chad Myers. Led by Maureen, Meir, George. Held at Bookshop.
2.  Tuesday, 14Aug01 6:30-8:00pm Jean Picker Room, Camden Library, Conversations in The Thin Place…  Topic: Beyond the garden gate. Deb Soule leads us into the extraordinary world of healing plants.

Regular Events At the Hermitage
(64 Barnestown Road, Camden, just beyond Snow Bowl, white picket gate)

Weekly Lectio Divina
: Sat. 6:45am-8:00am
Monthly Retreat 7 hrs, 18Aug, 6am-1pm, (Christian focus this month)

SUNDAY EVENING PRACTICE AT THE HERMITAGE Each Sunday evening, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Practice Silent Sitting, Walking, Listening, Eating, Conversing, Chanting. (Christian focus 5, 19Aug;Buddhist 12, 26 Aug)

All welcome. Bring nothing but willingness to practice with others.

 MORNING PRACTICE AT THE HERMITAGE. (6:05am-6:35am) Silent Sitting - 30 minutes, daily; then, (6:40am-7:00am) Chanting & Mindfulness Walking (MWF Christian; TTh Buddhist). Whatever your tradition or practice come sit together in silence. Simply enter, sit, and leave in silence.

Regular Events At the Bookshop/Bakery
(the Cape, 50 Bayview Street, across from Waterfront Restaurant)


  1. Zen Practice/Studies, 5:30pm-6: 30pm Reading For a Future To Be Possible, by Thich Nhat Hanh,
  2. Maybe Zen, Maybe Not, 6:45pm-7: 45pm Metta (Compassion) Practice/Study. Reading Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, by Sharon Salzberg

WEDNESDAY EVENING CONVERSATIONS: 5:30pm. -6:30pm. These conversations are free, open, informal.

 For Power of Now we read aloud for 25 minutes, then converse about the implications. Each a session unto itself.

Wed. 1Aug01--Topic: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: An open reading circle.
Wed. 8Aug 01- Topic: Trust in a Benevolent Universe – How do you have it? Led by Silvia Shanahan
Wed. 15Aug01- Topic: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: An open reading circle.
Wed. 22Aug01–Topic: My Doctor Says I’m Fine…So Why Do I feel So Bad? Led by Margaret Smith Peet, ND
Wed. 29Aug01—Topic: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: An open reading circle.

THURSDAY EVENING CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATION STUDIES: 5:30pm-6:30pm. We read aloud for 25 minutes, and then converse. Reading Living With Contradiction, by Esther de Waal. Come any week. Each week we pick up wherever we left off. No need to read outside the hour . (6:30pm-8:00pm Mark’s Gospel/Activist implications, 2Aug)

FRIDAY EVENING OPEN POETRY READING, 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m Open reading gathering invites anyone to bring poetry to read, whether your own or others’. Invited under “poetry” are Poems, Letters & Pieces of Journals. We read around the circle at least twice, followed by a brief silence, then discussion. . In addition, we read from

 David Whyte’s Crossing the Unknown Sea, Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity.

MUSIC REHEARSAL, An opportunity to rehearse individually in ease in a public place, anytime, call or just show up. Also, each Wednesday & Sunday afternoon 1-3:30pm, group playing, join in.


Open Daily 7 days by 10:30am to Dusk Let us order your books and music! Thanks!

e-mail shop@meetingbrook.org Visit our web site www.meetingbrook.org

      Bookshop/Bakery, 50 Bayview Street, Camden, Maine 04843
      Dogen & Francis Hermitage
64 Barnestown Rd, Camden, Maine 04843

(1-800) 510 MEET or, (207) 236-6808 (Call for any announcements or events at shop or hermitage.)


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64 Barnstown Rd.,
Camden, Maine USA 04843
Meetingbrook Bookshop & Bakery
50 Bayview St. (Cape on the harbor)
Camden, Maine USA 04843
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