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January 2001 Events
All Events at MEETINGBROOK are free, open & informal.

SUNDAY EVENING PRACTICE AT THE HERMITAGE Each Sunday evening, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Practice Schedule: Silent Sitting, Walking Meditation, Silent Sitting (20-10-20min each); A 5-10min reading, or, Practice Reflection (by participant), Soup & Bread (taken mindfully partially in silence, partially with conversation), then final chanting either Compline (Christian Night Prayer, 7, 21 Jan.) or Heart Sutra (Buddhist Prajna Paramita, 14, 28 Jan.) alternating every other Sunday.  All welcome. Bring nothing but willingness to practice with others.

MORNING PRACTICE AT THE HERMITAGE.  (6:05am-6:35am) Silent Sitting - 30 minutes, 7 mornings; (6:40am-7:00am) Chanting & Mindfulness Walking -- at MEETINGBROOK Dogen & Francis HERMITAGE, 64 Barnestown Rd. (at snow bowl, bottom of hill, on left, white gate). For Sitting: enter, sit, and leave -- in silence.   

Morning schedule is:

Mon., Wed., Fri.

6:05-6:35am Silent Sitting.

6:40am-7:00am Lauds Morning Prayer.

Tue., Thurs,

6:05-6:35am Silent Sitting,

6:40am-7:00am Mindfulness Walking, Heart Sutra


6:05-6:35am Silent Sitting,

6:40am-7:40am Lectio Divina
(reading/conversing of scripture)


6:05-6:35am Silent Sitting


     You are invited to any of these practices. Attend one or the other or both of a morning. Each is distinct and discrete.                    

At the Bookshop/Bakery

  1. Zen Practice/Studies, 5:30pm-6:30pm   Currently reading book Interbeing by Thich Nhat Hanh,
  2. Maybe Zen, Maybe Not, 6:45pm-7: 45pm Metta (Compassion) Practice/Study. Currently reading book Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa

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

Last month Dirk Vandersloot led a conversation on Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now. For this month we will be reading the book The Power of Now for our Wednesday Evenings. We will read aloud for circa 30 minutes, then converse about the implications personal and communal. Attend any or all. Each will be a session unto itself.

Wed.  10Jan00 Topic: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: A beginning reading circle

Wed.  17Jan00 Topic: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle  A reading circle

Wed.  24Jan00 Topic: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle  A reading circle

Wed.  31Jan00 Topic: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle  A reading circle

THURSDAY EVENING CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATION STUDIES: 5:30pm-6:30pm. We read aloud for 30 minutes, then converse. Currently finishing Mystical Sense of the Gospels, A Handbook for Contemplatives, by James Somerville. Next book will be Everything Belongs, The Gift of Contemplative Prayer, by Richard Rohr

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.

MUSIC REHEARSALAn 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 by 10:30am      Closed Mondays         
Let us order your books and music! Thanks!

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Camden, Maine USA 04843
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Camden, Maine USA 04843
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