We Announce: The Hermitage Harbor Room, the studio apartment above the Bookshop & Bakery, will be available for use by the extended Meetingbrook community for times of quiet, retreat, & soul-friend conversation The Hermitage Harbor Room will offer a place apart for guests, meditation, contemplation, & engaged practice. Ask about use & overnight stays. Costs to be covered by offerings, gifts & donations. Come visit this lovely spot!
At the Hermitage
SATURDAY MORNING RETREAT AT THE HERMITAGE – 7 hours, (sitting, walking meditation, Lectio, working, hiking, chanting, conversing at table) 21July, 6am-1pm, Buddhist focus
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, 21July) or Heart Sutra (Buddhist Prajna Paramita, 14, 28 July) 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 (MWF Christian; TTh Buddhist) -- at Meetingbrook Dogen & Francis Hermitage, 64 Barnestown Rd. (at snow bowl, bottom of hill, white gate). Whatever your tradition or practice come sit together in silence. Simply enter, sit, and leave in silence.
At the Bookshop/Bakery
TUESDAY EVENING BUDDHIST MEDITATION STUDIES (Led by Susan Smith-Hudson.)
WEDNESDAY EVENING CONVERSATIONS: 5:30pm. -6:30pm. These conversations are free, open, informal.
For Power of Now 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.
THURSDAY EVENING CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATION STUDIES: 5:30pm-6:30pm. We read aloud for 30 minutes, and then converse. Beginning Living With Contradiction, by Esther de Waal. Come any week. Each week we pick up wherever we left off. No need to read outside of the hour.
FRIDAY EVENING OPEN POETRY READING, 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. We’ll also be reading from David Whyte’s book Crossing the Unknown Sea, Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity. 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 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.
Daily 7 days by 10:30am to 8:30pm Let us order your books and
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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