with Rachel Nixon & The St. Johns
Sunday, November 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Half-day option available.*
Early registration is greatly appreciated.
We are delighted to offer this fall meditation retreat with Shambhala Guide Rachel Nixon and senior teachers Shastri Christopher St. John and Eunice St. John. Our invitation to you: come practice, get to know your mind and heart, and explore the practice of peace. We hope you can join us.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with tea and a light breakfast. The practice starts at 9 a.m. The morning includes shamatha meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation, and sharing/discussion. There will be a potluck lunch from noon to 1 p.m. with delicious vegetarian soup provided. Registration for the afternoon begins at 12:45 p.m. The afternoon practice includes shamatha yoga, sitting and walking meditation, and one-on-one meditation instruction for those who are interested. There will be a closing talk and discussion at 3 p.m., followed by a reception.
Shastri Christopher St. John and Eunice St. John have both been practicing, studying and teaching in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition since 1982. Eunice served as Director of the Brunswick Shambhala Center from 2000-2005. Christopher has been Resident Director of Shambhala Training at the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center since 1995. He was named Shastri by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2016.
Level: Open to everyone, including beginners and experienced practitioners; students in any tradition are welcome.
Registration: Early registration is recommended to save your space and it also helps the staff plan for the program. Kindly complete payment below or contact Rachel at [email protected] or 594-1694 to register and discuss other payment options.
Note: If you are able to pay the full amount, you will help someone else participate. Thank you!
Generosity policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the suggested amounts are an obstacle for you, please consider what is possible in your current situation and offer as much of the program fee as you can. Kindly register ahead by email. Thank you!
A program of Rockland Shambhala, under the auspices of the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center.