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September 2001 Events

All Events at MEETINGBROOK are free, open & informal

Special Events:

1.  Wed. 5Sept, 5:30-6:30pm & Sat., 8th Sept., 2:30-4:30pm, Two Conversations on Community, at the bookshop. 

2.   Saturday, 15Sept01, 9:00-10:30am A Study of St. Mark’s Gospel – How to live a Faith-filled Activist’s life. Using book by Chad Myers. Led by Maureen, Meir, George.    Held at Bookshop.

3.  Thursday, 20Sept01 6:30-8:00pm Jean Picker Room, Camden Library, Conversations in The Thin Place…Topic: Circle Conversation Imagining Peace -- A Community Initiative for a National Holiday Honoring Peace

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, 22Sept,, 6am-1pm, (Buddhist focus this month)

SUNDAY EVENING PRACTICE AT THE HERMITAGE Each Sunday evening, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Practice Silent Sitting, Walking, Listening, Eating, Conversing, Chanting. (Christian focus 2, 16, 30Sept; Buddhist 9, 23Sept)

All welcome. Bring nothing but willingness to practice with others.

 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.   5Sept01--Topic: Helping Meetingbrook think of itself – Part 1, a conversation about community
Wed. 12Sept 01-Topic: Reading Ramesh – A circle reading/reflection from A Net of Jewels, by Ramesh Balsekar
Wed. 19Sept01- Topic: Painting and Color as Therapy, Facilitated by Seth Lester
Wed. 26Sept01–Topic: Rituals of Sanctification and Ritual Time: Holiness & Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement )

THURSDAY EVENING CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATION STUDIES: 5:30pm-6:30pm. 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.

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. . In addition, we read from

 David Whyte’s Crossing the Unknown Sea, Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity.

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.


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

e-mail shop@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
e-mail: mono@meetingbrook.org

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