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October 2000 Events

All Events at MEETINGBROOK are free, open & informal.

NEW EVENT; (1) Tuesday Evening Buddhist Zen Studies continues from 5:30pm-6:30pm. A New Event begins 3Oct00 (2) Tuesday Evening Buddhist Meditation Studies “Maybe Zen, Maybe Not.” From 6:45pm-7:45pm we will have an hour study/practice of Metta (Compassion). The two events are distinct. 

At Dogen&Francis Hermitage:

 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 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, 1,15,29Oct) or Heart Sutra (Buddhist Prajna Paramita, 8,22Oct) alternating every other Sunday.  All 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).      

At 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  Starting 3Oct00, Metta (Compassion) Practice/Study. Beginning with book Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa

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

Wed. 4Oct00 Topic:  The Way of Poverty and St Francis of Assisi (1181-1226). Canticle of the Sun “Praised be my Lord for our brother the wind…for our sister water…brother fire…our mother the earth” (Francis)

Wed. 11Oct00 Topic: Awe and Atonement – Poems of Israeli Poet Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000)  “And I  said to myself: That's true, hope needs to be / like barbed wire to keep out  despair, / hope must be a mine field.”                            

Wed. 18Oct00 Topic: Translating the Transparency – The Zen Gift of R.H Blyth (1898-1964) “Zen says ‘Walk in!’ Never mind the key or the bolt or the massive-seeming door. Just walk in!” (R.H. Blyth)

Wed. 25Oct00 Topic: What is a Saint? “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness”. (The Dalai Lama)

THURSDAY EVENING CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATIVE STUDIES 5:30pm-6:30pm. Now,  Mystical Sense of the Gospels, A Handbook for Contemplatives, 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. We read around the circle at least twice, 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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Camden, Maine USA 04843
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