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

At Dogen&Francis Hermitage:

 SUNDAY EVENING PRACTICE AT THE HERMITAGE Each Sunday evening, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Practice consists of Sitting, Walking, Reading, Soup & Bread, Chanting.  Schedule: Silent Sitting, Walking Meditation, Silent Sitting (20min each);  A 5 min reading, or, Practice Reflection (by a participant), Soup & Bread (taken mindfully partially in silence, partially with conversation), then final chanting either Compline (Christian Night Prayer) or Heart Sutra (Buddhist Prajna Paramita) alternating every other Sunday.  All are welcome.

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

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. 2Aug00 Topic:  “I don’t like to commit,” – An Impromptu Conversation, Facilitated by Silvia Shanahan

Wed. 9Aug00 Topic: Dharamsala—A question of home: On working with Tibetan refugees in India Facilitated by Sarah Mattox

Wed. 16Aug00 Topic: The Transmission of Light – The Zen Teaching of Keizan Jokin, (1268-1325) A circle reading/conversation

Wed. 23Aug00 Topic: Is Non-violence beyond culture? – Are we capable, are we willing? (A conversation toward a closer reading of Violence Unveiled, Humanity at the Crossroads, by Gil Bailie) Facilitated by Cheryl Martine

Wed. 30Aug00 TopicThe Wilderness Way and Beheading of John the Baptist – Considering an alienated, curious, radical, uncertain precursor of Christ. A circle reading/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 Somerville

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. Each reads for 5-10 minutes, followed by a brief silence, then discussion.

MUSIC REHEARSALAn opportunity to rehearse in ease in a public place.  Sunday afternoons 1-3:30

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