There will be no conversations nor formal practice this weekend. (8Nov13 -- 11Nov13)
The bookshed and cabin are, as usual, open for use.
--Tuesday Evening Conversation Practice, 5:30-6:30pm. Eastern Traditions focus: 15 mins silent sitting, followed by circle reading and reflection conversation.
a) Morning Hospitality, 8:30 - 11AM (coffee, tea, toast, muffins or eggs)
b) Thursday Evening Conversation Practice, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Western Traditions focus. 15 mins silent sitting, followed by circle reading and reflection conversation.
a) Conversations at Maine State Prison, (Only Bill, Saskia, Rokpa currently going in.) Warren ME. (7:30am--11:00am).
b) Poetry, Tea, and Thee, at Quarry Hill (Retirement/Assisted Living Facility, Camden ME) 1st, 3rd Fridays, (3-4pm)
c) Friday Evening Conversation at Hermitage, 5:30pm--6:45pm. Theme, Creativity and Peace: Mystics, Poets, Philosophers, and Various Other Thinkers. Reading, or video, from various traditions, conversation, Soul-friend sharing. Currently focusing on such as Rupert Spira, TED Talks, Creation Eco-spirituality: David Abram, Thomas Berry, John O'Donohue, Ilia Delio, Care and Creation, Franciscan Spirituality, new thinking.
--Saturday Morning Meditation Practice, 7:30am--8:45am, Buddhist/Meditative Focus: sitting, chant, reading, circle reflection, metta, (Coffee, tea, toast after available).
a) Quaker Meeting, 9:00am-10am. Megunticook Worship Group, Oct-May, Merton Bookshed/Retreat.
b) Hospitality 10:15am-noon.
c) Sunday Evening Practice, (Practicing Between Contemplative/Meditative Traditions), 6:00pm--8:00pm, silent sitting, mindful walking, chant; table reading, silent eating, open conversation.