Events At Meetingbrook

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.
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, for any change/elaboration of schedule 

 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.