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June 2001 Events
All Events at MEETINGBROOK are free, open & informal

We Announce: Beginning this month the Hermitage Harbor Room, the studio apartment above the Bookshop & Bakery, will be available for use by the Meetingbrook community for times of quiet, retreat, and soul-friend conversation The Hermitage Harbor Room will offer a place apart for meditation, contemplation, and engaged practice. Ask about use and overnight stays.

At the Hermitage

SATURDAY MORNING RETREAT AT THE HERMITAGE  – 7 hours, (sitting, walking meditation, Lectio, working, hiking, chanting, conversing at table) 16June, 6am-1pm, Christian 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, 10June.) or Heart Sutra (Buddhist Prajna Paramita, 3, 17 June)  (Note: No 24June Practice) 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


  1. Zen Practice/Studies, 5:30pm-6: 30pm Beginning For a Future To Be Possible, by Thich Nhat Hanh,
  2. Maybe Zen, Maybe Not, 6:45pm-7: 45pm Metta (Compassion) Practice/Study.  Beginning Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, by Sharon Salzberg

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.


Wed.   6June01--Topic: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: An open reading circle


Wed. 13June01- Topic: The Question of Suicide, Facilitated by Bill Halpin


Wed. 20June01- Topic: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: An open reading circle


Wed. 27June01–Topic: Conversation Toward a National Holiday Honoring Peace,
    Facilitated by David Shippee

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.  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 –6:45pm          Closed Mondays         
Let us order your books and music! Thanks!

(207) 236-6808  (1-800) 510 MEET
(Call for any announcements re events at shop or hermitage etc)

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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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