I have been remiss! We had a retreat in October and here it is November, almost Thanksgiving, and I have yet to post pictures. 🙁 I had good intentions of doing so but as they say the road to hell is paved with good intentions right?! Then again, don’t make good, don’t make bad everything just is. Regardless, better late than never. So here are some pics and be it known that it was a wonderful retreat day, with excellent practice by all!
November 24th we have an extended practice day that runs from 9 to noon. Please feel free to join us. And of course another retreat is coming up in December on the 29th. Look for an emailing to be coming soon. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Recently I have been experiencing a lot of stress around some issues in my life. So when this happens I turn to my practice and try to use that to my benefit. I am a sentient being after all and I am one of those whose suffering we are trying to end! However I was finding it hard to sit. And even though chanting was definitely helpful, I started to feel that I wanted to change things up a little. So as a good modern technophile I went to Google.
As I was browsing through the internet I found this article in Tricycle Magazine online. I found it quite good and it had some very useful exercises for meditation practice. Follow this link, it was a good read.
I know I have been a little lax in posting. But, hey Summer right? We had a retreat in June. It was very warm and we had a small group but it was good practice!
We also had a retreat in August. As you may know we have a full day retreat on the last Saturday of every other month. August was good, it was also a warm day but not unbearably so. It was more good practice! Our next retreat is in October. Please join us! Good practice, Kong-An interviews, temple style four bowl meal and a wonderful Sangha.
If you’re not sure about a full day we do half day extended practice on the other on the other Saturdays on the alternate months when we don’t have a retreat. A perfect way to test the waters if you will. All are welcome.
June Retreat! Nancy Hathaway, Steve Bulloch, Terry Cronin JDPSN, Jay Seiler, Bill Robitzek, Mary Ellen Cimillo, Colin Fay
Hello all you zen folks! Because of Memorial day and the potential for holiday conflicts the half day practice for the 26th has been cancelled. Keep in mind though that in June we are having a one day retreat! Hope to see you there. Be well everyone and have a great weekend!
There is a parking ban in Topsham and Brunswick. Practice tonight is cancelled. Please be safe out there!
Please use caution when traveling snowy roads. There is a parking ban in Topsham and Brunswick and as such practice is canceled.
Greetings to all and Happy New Year!
WE had our final one day retreat of the year on the 30th! It was a wonderful day and good practice had by all. We had folks from Searsport and Richmond Me, as well as members from the surrounding area! An excellent lunch, (Chili!) and interviews with our Guiding Teacher Terry Cronin, JDPSN. All in all an very good day. May all beings have a happy New Year!