A CONFLUENCE OF CONVERSATION: Considering the Personal and Communal, We begin a monthly inquiry into philosophical themes presented through the arts and the humanities. In the spirit of creating conversation & community inside and outside of prison, we will gather in two forums --local community and Maine State Prison community – and share the insights from & with each forum. We begin with The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
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, 4, 18 Mar.) or Heart Sutra (Buddhist Prajna Paramita, 11, 25 Mar.) alternating every other Sunday. 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 -- at MEETINGBROOK
Dogen & Francis HERMITAGE, 64 Barnestown Rd. (at Snow
Bowl, bottom of hill, on left, white gate). For Sitting: enter,
sit, and leave -- in silence.
You are invited to any of these practices. Attend one or the other or both of a morning. Each is distinct and discrete.
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, then converse. Currently beginning Everything Belongs, The Gift of Contemplative Prayer, by Richard Rohr. 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 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.
Open Daily by 10:30am –6:45pm
(207) 236-6808 (1-800) 510 MEET
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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