Events At Meetingbrook

Friday, June 27, 2014

summer 2014, events at meetingbrook

It is summer! It hasn't snowed in weeks. But we're keeping our snowshoes by the door. It confounds the resident barn-skunk.

Note: All silent sittings and meditation practice takes place in Merton Bookshed/Winter Zendo. 
The Morning Call Yurt by brook is available for times of solitude.

Prologue: A word about Meetingbrook Hermitage Events:
All are welcome; All events at meetingbrook are free, open, and informal; Each conversation, each night, each practice stands by itself. Each silent sitting is just that, nothing more. Each event and conversation begins with a space of silence.  Residents along with Bill and Saskia are two dogs (Rokpa and Cody) and two cats (Panta and Chitta). 

NOTE:  Chapel/Zendo or Thomas Merton Bookshed Retreat are available for sitting, reading, prayer, or merely visiting at any time of day. Just pull in, park, and make use. If gate is closed, open it. It is just a protection for the dogs from going to road. The Morning Call Yurt by the brook is available for times of solitude.
Morning weekday practice is idiorrhythmic.* We try to find our places by 6:45am. You, yours, anytime. (* Idiorrhythmic, an individualized form of monastic life. The term idiorrhythmia (ἰδιο〈ρ〉ρυθμία), meaning, on one's own, either alone or in a small group.) 

1. Monday: No events. Currently mornings at Maine State Prison, independent study: "What the Words Say -- Narrative, Philosophy, and Poetics of Biblical Literature."
2. Tuesday 
--Tuesday Evening Conversation Practice, 5:30-6:30pm. Eastern (Taoism, Buddhism, Vedanta) Traditions focus: 15mins silent sitting, followed by circle reading, and reflection conversation.
3. Wednesday: No events

4. Thursday:
a) Morning Hospitality, 8:30 - 11AM (coffee, tea, toast, muffins or eggs)  
b) Thursday Evening Conversation Practice, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Western (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) Traditions focus. 15mins silent sitting, followed by circle reading, and reflection conversation.
5. Friday:
a) Meetingbrook Conversation 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, Non-traditional, and Various Other Thinkers. Reading, or video, from various traditions, conversation, Soul-friend sharing. Currently open to whatever is suggested by whoever attends.
6. Saturday:
--Saturday Morning Meditation Practice, 7:30am--8:45am, Buddhist/Meditative Focus: 30min silent sitting, chant, reading, circle reflection, metta, (Coffee, tea, toast after available).
7. Sunday:
a) Hospitality 10:15am-noon. 
b) Sunday Evening Practice, (Practicing Between Contemplative/Meditative Traditions), 6:00pm--8:00pm, 40min silent sitting, mindful walking, chant; table reading, 10min silent eating, open conversation.
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Note: See website, Today at Meetingbrook,http://meetingbrook.blogspot.com/ for any change/elaboration of schedule 

Epilogue:  Meetingbrook Hermitage is a place of collation and recollection between Ragged and Bald Mountains where we practice with simplicity between traditions cultivating our promises of contemplation, conversation, and correspondence, in the spirit of deep listening and loving speech. Stop by any time to visit cabin, bookshed, or yurt. Hiking trails of Ragged Mountain abound.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

events at meetingbrook, 2014 winter/spring, jan/june


Note: All silent sittings and meditation practice takes place in Merton Bookshed/Winter Zendo. 
The Morning Call Yurt by brook is available for times of solitude.

Prologue: A word about Meetingbrook Hermitage Events:
All are welcome; All events at meetingbrook are free, open, and informal; Each conversation, each night, each practice stands by itself. Each silent sitting is just that, nothing more. Each event and conversation begins with a space of silence.  Residents along with Bill and Saskia are two dogs (Rokpa and Cody) and two cats (Panta and Chitta). 

NOTE:  Chapel/Zendo or Thomas Merton Bookshed Retreat are available for sitting, reading, prayer, or merely visiting at any time of day. Just pull in, park, and make use. If gate is closed, open it. It is just a protection for the dogs from going to road. The Morning Call Yurt by the brook is available for times of solitude.
Morning weekday practice is idiorrhythmic.* We try to find our places by 6:45am. You, yours, anytime. (* Idiorrhythmic, an individualized form of monastic life. The term idiorrhythmia (ἰδιο〈ρ〉ρυθμία), meaning, on one's own, either alone or in a small group.) 

1. Monday: No events
2. Tuesday 
--Tuesday Evening Conversation Practice, 5:30-6:30pm. Eastern (Taoism, Buddhism, Vedanta) Traditions focus: 15mins silent sitting, followed by circle reading, and reflection conversation.
3. Wednesday: No events

4. Thursday:
a) Morning Hospitality, 8:30 - 11AM (coffee, tea, toast, muffins or eggs)  
b) Thursday Evening Conversation Practice, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Western (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) Traditions focus. 15mins silent sitting, followed by circle reading, and reflection conversation.
5. Friday:
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, 6:00pm--8:00pm. Theme, Creativity and Peace: Mystics, Poets, Philosophers, Non-traditional, and Various Other Thinkers. Reading, or video, from various traditions, conversation, Soul-friend sharing. Currently focusing on Existentialism, Heidegger, Kyoto School, and Nothingness. At other times, such as Rupert Spira, TED Talks, Creation Eco-spirituality: David Abram, Thomas Berry, John O'Donohue, Ilia Delio, Care and Creation, Franciscan Spirituality; Pagan, Agnostic, Atheism, New Scientific thinking.
6. Saturday:
--Saturday Morning Meditation Practice, 7:30am--8:45am, Buddhist/Meditative Focus: 30min silent sitting, chant, reading, circle reflection, metta, (Coffee, tea, toast after available).
7. Sunday:
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, 40min silent sitting, mindful walking, chant; table reading, 10min silent eating, open conversation.
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Note: See website, Today at Meetingbrook,http://meetingbrook.blogspot.com/ for any change/elaboration of schedule 

Epilogue:  Meetingbrook Hermitage is a place of collation and recollection between Ragged and Bald Mountains where we practice with simplicity between traditions cultivating our promises of contemplation, conversation, and correspondence, in the spirit of deep listening and loving speech. Stop by any time to visit cabin, bookshed, or yurt. Hiking trails of Ragged Mountain abound.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Events at Meetingbrook, Spring 2013


Note: All Silent Sittings and Meditation Practice take place in the Cabin Chapel/Zendo.
Conversations take place in Hermitage Main House or Thomas Merton Retreat
The Morning Call Yurt by the brook is available for times of solitude.

A word about Meetingbrook Hermitage Events:
All are welcome; All events at meetingbrook are free, open, and informal; Each conversation, each night, each practice stands by itself. Each silent sitting is just that, nothing more. Each event and conversation begins with a space of silence.
Along with Bill and Saskia, there are two dogs (Rokpa and Cody) and two cats (Panta and Chitta). 

1. Monday: No events

2. TuesdayEvening Meditation/Conversation Practice, 5:30-6:30pm. Eastern Tradition focus: 20 mins sitting, 20 mins circle reading, 20 mins circle reflection conversation.

3. WednesdayNo events

4. Thursdays:
a) Morning Hospitality, 8:30 - 11AM (coffee, tea, toast, muffins or eggs) 
b) 1st, 3rd, 5th Thursdays Evening Meditation/Conversation Practice, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Western Tradition focus. 20 mins sitting, 20 mins reading, 20 mins circle reflection conversation.
c) 2nd, 4th Thursdays,  Ongoing reading and reflection on A Course in Miracles.

5. Fridays:
a) Conversations at Maine State Prison, (Only Bill, Saskia, Rokpa currently going in.) Warren ME. (7:30am--11:00am).
b) Poetry at Quarry Hill (Retirement/Assisted Living Facility, Camden ME) 1st, 3rd Fridays, (3-4pm)
c) Evening Conversation at Hermitage, 5:30pm--6:45pm. Theme,Creativity and Peace: Mystics, Poets, and 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.
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6. Saturdays:
Morning Meditation Practice, 7:30am--8:45am, Buddhist/Meditative Focus: sitting, chant, reading, circle reflection, metta,

7. Sundays:
a) Quaker Meeting, 9:00am-10am. Megunticook Worship Group, Oct-May, Merton Bookshed/Retreat.
b) Hospitality 10:15am-noon.
c) Evening Meditation Practice, (Practicing Between Contemplative/Meditative Traditions), 6:00pm--8:00pm, silent sitting, mindful walking, chant; table reading, silent eating, open conversation.
..........
Note: See website, Today at Meetingbrook,http://meetingbrook.blogspot.com/ for any change/elaboration of schedule 

Epilogue:
 Meetingbrook Hermitage is a place of collation and recollection between Ragged and Bald Mountains where we practice with simplicity between traditions cultivating our promises of contemplation, conversation, and correspondence, in the spirit of deep listening and loving speech. Stop by any time to visit cabin, bookshed, or yurt. Hiking trails of Ragged Mountain abound.

Friday, March 29, 2013

This weekend, 28-31 March 2012

Note: all formal events at meetingbrook will not be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
A good holiday to each!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Feb, March, April 2013 Events at Meetingbrook


Note: All Silent Sittings and Meditation Practice will take place in the Thomas Merton Bookshed Retreat (Winter Zendo, Nov through April)

A word about Meetingbrook Hermitage Events:
All are welcome; All events at meetingbrook are free, open, and informal; Each conversation, each night, each practice stands by itself. Each silent sitting is just that, nothing more. Each event and conversation begins with a space of silence.


1. Monday: No evening events

2. TuesdayEvening Meditation Practice, 5:30-6:30pm. Buddhist focus: 30 mins sitting; 15 mins circle reading; 15 mins circle reflection.

3. WednesdayNo evening events

4. Thursdays:
a) Morning Hospitality, 8:30 - 11AM (coffee, tea, toast, & eggs) (Call to confirm; this is busy work season.)
b) Evening Conversation, 5:30pm--6:45pm. Christian focus. Currently, ongoing reading and reflection on, A Course in Miracles.

5. Fridays:
a) Conversations at Maine State Prison, (Only Bill, Saskia, & Rokpa currently going in.) Warren ME. (7:30am--11:00am).
b) Poetry at Quarry Hill (Retirement/Assisted Living Facility, Camden ME) 1st & 3rd Fridays, (3-4pm)
c) Evening Conversation at Hermitage, 5:30pm--6:45pm. Theme,Creativity and Peace: Mystics, Poets, & 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, Care and Creation (Franciscan Spirituality).
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6. Saturdays:
Morning Meditation Practice, 7:30am--8:45am, Buddhist Focus: sitting, chant, reading, circle reflection, metta,

7. Sundays:
a) Quaker Meeting, 9:00am-10am. Megunticook Worship Group, Oct-May, Merton Bookshed/Retreat.
b) Evening Meditation Practice, (Practicing Between Traditions), 6:00pm--8:00pm, silent sitting, mindful walking, Heart Sutra chanting; table reading, silent eating, open conversation.
..........
Note: See website, Today at Meetingbrook,http://meetingbrook.blogspot.com/ for any change/elaboration of schedule 

Epilogue:
 Meetingbrook Hermitage is a place of collation and recollection between Ragged and Bald Mountains where we practice with simplicity between traditions cultivating our promises of contemplation, conversation, and correspondence, in the spirit of deep listening and loving speech.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

November/December 2012, Events at Meetingbrook


Note: All Silent Sittings and Meditation Practice will take place in the Thomas Merton Bookshed Retreat (Winter Zendo, Nov through April)

A word about Meetingbrook Hermitage Events:
All are welcome; All events at meetingbrook are free, open, and informal; Each conversation, each night, each practice stands by itself. Each silent sitting is just that, nothing more. Each event and conversation begins with a space of silence.

Weekday Mornings Silent Sittings 6:05-6:45  (Consists of 30 min sitting, 5 min chant or reading, 5 min final circle) 


1. Monday: No evening events

2. TuesdayEvening Meditation Practice, 5:30-6:30pm. Buddhist focus: 30 mins sitting; 15 mins circle reading; 15 mins circle reflection.

3. WednesdayNo evening events

4. Thursdays:
a) Morning Hospitality, 8:30 - 11AM (coffee, tea, toast, & eggs)
b) Evening Conversation, 5:30pm--6:45pm. Christian focus. Currently, ongoing reading and reflection on, A Course in Miracles.

5. Fridays:
a) Conversations at Maine State Prison, (Only Bill, Saskia, & Rokpa currently going in.) Warren ME. (7:30am--11:00am).
b) Poetry at Quarry Hill (Retirement/Assisted Living Facility, Camden ME) 1st & 3rd Fridays, (3-4pm)
c) Evening Conversation at Hermitage, 5:30pm--6:45pm. Theme,Creativity and Peace: Mystics, Poets, & Thinkers. Reading, or video, from various traditions, conversation, Soul-friend sharing. Currently focusing on Creation Eco-spirituality: David Abram, Thomas Berry, John O'Donohue, Care and Creation (Franciscan Spirituality).
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6. Saturdays:
a) Morning Meditation Practice, 7:30am--8:45am, Buddhist Focus: sitting, chant, reading, circle reflection, metta,
b) Unity community in the Camden area of Maine. Group has been meeting at meetingbrook for study.; Monthly on the Second Saturdays at 12:30pm for lunch, then book study/service at 1 pm. Contact information to share with those interested in Unity of Camden: Check with Rev.Airin kindredmates@gmail.com, to see if they are still meeting.

7. Sundays:
a) Morning Practice, 7:30AM- 8:30AM, Christian: Office of Readings, Lectio, Morning Prayer, circle reflection, .
b) Quaker Meeting, 9:00am-10am. Megunticook Worship Group, Oct-May, Merton Bookshed/Retreat.
c) Evening Meditation Practice, (Practicing Between Traditions), 6:00pm--8:00pm, silent sitting, mindful walking, Heart Sutra chanting; table reading, silent eating, open conversation.
..........
Note: See website, Today at Meetingbrook,http://meetingbrook.blogspot.com/ for any change/elaboration of schedule 

Epilogue:
 Meetingbrook Hermitage is a place of collation and recollection between Ragged and Bald Mountains where we practice with simplicity between traditions cultivating our promises of contemplation, conversation, and correspondence, in the spirit of deep listening and loving speech.

Meetingbrook Hermitage, 64 Barnestown Rd. Camden ME, 04843. (236-4346).Past Snow Bowl, 3rd drive.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Summer 2012, Events at Meetingbrook


Meetingbrook Hermitage, 64 Barnestown Rd. Camden ME, 04843. (236-4346).Just past Snow Bowl, 3rd driveway, sign at road.
A word about Meetingbrook Hermitage Events:
All are welcome; All events at meetingbrook are free, open, and informal; Each conversation, each night, each practice stands by itself. Each silent sitting is just that, nothing more. Each event and conversation begins with a space of silence.
          1. Mondays: No events
2. Tuesdays: Evening Meditation Practice, 5:30-6:30pm. Buddhist focus: 30 mins sitting; 15 mins circle reading; 15 mins circle reflection.

          3. Wednesdays: No events
4. Thursdays:
a) Morning Hospitality, 8:30 - 11AM (coffee, tea, toast, & eggs)
b) Evening Conversation, 5:30pm--6:45pm. Christian focus. Currently, ongoing reading and reflection on, A Course in Miracles.
5. Fridays:
a) Conversations at Maine State Prison, (Only Bill, Saskia, & Rokpa currently going in.) Warren ME. (7:30am--11:00am).
b) Poetry at Quarry Hill (Retirement/Assisted Living Facility, Camden ME) 1st & 3rd Fridays, (3-4pm)
c) Evening Conversation at Hermitage, 5:30pm--6:45pm. Theme,Creativity and Peace: Mystics, Poets, & Thinkers. Reading, or video, from various traditions, conversation, Soul-friend sharing. Currently focusing on Creation Eco-spirituality: David Abram, Thomas Berry, John O'Donohue, Care and Creation (Franciscan Spirituality).
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6. Saturdays:
a) Morning Meditation Practice, 7:30am--8:45am, Buddhist Focus: sitting, chant, reading, circle reflection, metta,
b) Unity community in the Camden area of Maine. Group is meeting at meetingbrook for study.; Monthly on the Second Saturdays at 12:30pm for lunch, then book study/service at 1 pm. Contact information to share with those interested in Unity of Camden: Rev.Airin kindredmates@gmail.com,
7. Sundays:
a) Morning Practice, 7:30AM- 8:30AM, Christian: Office of Readings, Lectio, Morning Prayer, circle reflection, .
b) Quaker Meeting, 9:00am-10am. Megunticook Worship Group, Oct-May, Merton Bookshed/Retreat.
c) Evening Meditation Practice, (Practicing Between Traditions), 6:00pm--8:00pm, silent sitting, mindful walking, Heart Sutra chanting; table reading, silent eating, open conversation.

Note: 
The Merton Retreat and the Chapel/Zendo are open for use at any time.
See website, Today at Meetingbrook,http://meetingbrook.blogspot.com/ for any change/elaboration of schedule 
Epilogue:
 Meetingbrook Hermitage is a place of collation and recollection between Ragged and Bald Mountains where we practice with simplicity between traditions cultivating our promises of contemplation, conversation, and correspondence, in the spirit of deep listening and loving speech.