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December 2001 Events

All Events at MEETINGBROOK are free, open & informal

Special Events:

Video Series in Rockland, “Beneath the World Drama” an Eckhart Tolle 8 part Video Series will be held every Friday at 6:30pm throughout December and January in the Community Room of the Rockland Public Library. Open to all, free of charge, the series is being sponsored by The Rockland Public Library, the Center for Health and Healing, and Meetingbrook Bookshop & Bakery. Eckhart Tolle is author of The Power of Now. (FMI, 594-0310)  (Note: Because of these Friday videos, the time of Meetingbrook’s Friday Evening Open Poetry Readings will be from 4:30-5:30pm)

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, 15Dec, 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. (2, 16, 30Dec -Christian focus; 9, 23*Dec Buddhist)
All welcome. Bring nothing but willingness to practice with others.
(*23Dec will be a special Buddhist/Christian)

 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.

Wed.   5Dec01-Topic: Heart and Service, A Reflection on Spiritual Psychology of Robert Sardello. Facilitated by Cheryl Martine

Wed. 12Dec01-Topic:  Reading Tolle -- A circle reading/reflection from Practicing the Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle’s follow-up book

Wed. 19Dec01- Topic: The Glory of God, A Reflection on Henri Nouwen’s words that we are the glory of God. Facilitated by Saskia Huising

Wed. 26Dec01–Topic:  *No Conversation at Meetingbrook. *(But continue at home the one begun on Dec.25th.)

We read aloud for 25 minutes, and then converse. Reading Putting On the Mind of Christ – The Inner Work of Christian Spirituality by Jim Marion. Each week we pick up wherever we left off. No need to read outside the hour.

Note change for Dec-Jan: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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.

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.


Closed Mondays, Open 6days by 10:30am to 7:30pm
Let us order your books and music! Thanks!

e-mail mono@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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Meetingbrook Hermitage
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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