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Dzogchen Meditation Center
A Center for the Study and Practice of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism
Sunday Public Talks:

October 2 10:30 til 12:00 - Madame Blavatsky

and her form of "Esoteric Buddhism"
In 1875 Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society. During the next decade while living in India she claimed to be in direct telepathic communication with Mahatmas or Masters of Wisdom living in remote Tibet. From this communication she would reveal what she called the true 'Esoteric Buddhism' of Tibet. So how truthful is her claim? This talk will examine the central view or spiritual goal of the "Universal One Mind" as understood in the Theosophical sense with the 'Awakened Mind' as understood in the Dzogchen view of Tibetan Buddhism.
October 9th 10:30 til 12:00 - Precious Human Birth: The Meaning of Human Life
What is the meaning of our lives or better yet how do we spend them in the most meaningful way? A truly human birth is unique and special in the sense that we are capable of seeing beyond our conditioning and therefore can attain Buddhahood. Yet our human life, as precious an opportunity as it is, is fleeting. This opportunity will be lost and if we haven't developed our recognition of our unconditioned nature we will be carried to other realms of existence where this possibility is lost.

The Dzogchen Buddhist Meditation Center, West Bath, ME 04530
To register call Tashi Wangchuk at 443-3842 or email
All talks are free and open to the public.
Tashi Armstrong is a ngakpa or lay practitioner/ yogi of the Dzogchen and Mahamudra schools of Tibetan Buddhism.. Tashi is a student of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, a Dzogchen master and abbot of Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling monastery in Boudhnath, Nepal. (09/27)


John Palumbo is offering a workshop on Visioning: The Art of Living Inspiration on Saturday October 8th at Leapin' Lizards, in Freeport. Please call 568-3261, or email for more information. Bartering is welcomed, and scholarships are available. See the flyer (09-27)

Astronomy: A Look at the Night Sky: Learn the constellations and how to identify them, as well as types of
stars, galaxies, supernovas, black holes and much more. A hands-on program-this class will include telescope time outside under the night sky.
Instructor: Bill Rixon
Tuesday evenings: October 4,11, 18, 25 from 7-8:30p
Freeport High School, Room 101
call Liz Burtt at 865-6171 or Jason at 846-2406 (09/20)

Freeport Historical Society – 2nd Annual Historic Barns & Quilts tour
October 1, 2011: 10am – 2pm
Plan to enjoy an early day of autumn at the 2nd Annual Historic Barns & Quilts tour sponsored by Freeport Historical Society. Taking place Saturday, October 1st, from 10:00am until 2:00pm, this very special event will feature visits to four unique barns built during the late 18th through the early 20th centuries. Quilts selected to coincide with the timeframe of each barn will be on display. Leading the tours are quilt expert, Kathy Kenny and barn expert, Don Perkins.

Freeport Historic Barns & Quilts Tour is a fundraiser of Freeport Historical Society. Tickets are $25.00pp and must be purchased in advance. These can be purchased online via MasterCard, VISA or your PayPal account at (hit the Online donation button, enter your ticket amount, and send) or by check (mail to 45 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032.) Call: 207-865-3170 for more information or you can contact FHS board member Vito Courtney [207-377-2794].
The event sold-out in 2010. Don’t be disappointed- reserve today.
Freeport Historical Society – 36th Annual Pettengill Farm Day
October 2, 2011: 10am – 3pm
Over its 240 year history, the 140-acre saltwater Pettengill homestead was farmed, producing corn, potatoes and other staples and served as home to a variety of barnyard animals including cows, sheep, chickens, pigs, and more. In a tradition begun in 2009, Freeport Historical Society will again be welcoming barnyard animals (and happy alpacas) back to “the farm” as we celebrate our 36th year of Pettengill Farm Day.

n addition, there will be live music on our stage from Celtic to country to bluegrass , our tent for story telling for children and adults, juggling by Will Silvers, recent winner of the junior competition of the World Juggling Federation, hay wagon rides, our NEW Return to Learning Tent featuring a variety of presentations and workshops, our Master Trades area displaying classic trades, our NEW Active area featuring kite flying and making, hula hooping, geocache with LL Bean and so much more. There is something fun for everyone. Lunch will be available from 11am – 2pm.

Freeport Historical Society (FHS), a non-profit organization, owns Pettengill Farm, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. FHS’ mission is to keep Freeport’s past present by advocating, educating, collecting and sharing Freeport’s long history through innovative and relevant public programs.
Suggested event donation: $5.00 adults, $2.00 children – which spells great fun at a great value.

Visit us at for more information or call 207-865-3170. (09/20)

Beginner Sewing Classes starting Mid-October: Now enrolling adult and teenage students for 8- to 10-week sewing classes. Students will choose projects and will be guided through the process of using a pattern, creating a pattern from and/or altering an existing piece, and gaining a close, working friendship and fluency with his/her sewing machine. We will work with different types of seams, button holes, and gathers along the way. Our focus will be on simple clothing patterns and sewn home goods, in addition to tackling a variety of gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. Students are encouraged to add their own twists and interests to our syllabus. The cost is $160 for 8-weeks. Discount available for group sign-ups of 4 or more students. For more information, please contact Jane via email at or call 207.632.4471. I look forward to sewing with you! (09/20)


Winter Hill Farm, Freeport’s own raw milk dairy, has room for new customers to enjoy our fresh, not pasteurized whole milk and yogurt. At Winter Hill we milk a very rare breed of cow, the Randall, which was on the verge of extinction until just a few decades ago. Just 6 miles from Merriconeag, the farm is a great place to bring your kids to pick up your orders weekly and say hello to our beautiful cows. For more information, please check out our website at or find us on facebook ( (09/13)


Please find the below the link to the AWSNA newsletter Inform Inform is a publication sent by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) to all the affiliated Waldorf schools in its membership to keep parents, teachers, board members, alumni, and all those interested in Waldorf Education informed of the current events affecting Waldorf schools nationally and internationally. By including this page in your regularly published bulletin or newsletter, you help us keep our entire Waldorf constituency up-to-date on pertinent issues affecting the movement." Inform September 02011 (09/13)


Camp Sew & Sew – A weekly creativity retreat for your busy life!
It’s easy to begin any week with our rolling enrollment!

Join us for sewing fun in our relaxed and spacious classroom, above Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop. With natural light and plenty of elbow room you will have no trouble finding your “Creative MoJo”; sharing ideas and friendship with other experienced and aspiring sewists. You will find people at the same level you are and others who are just learning to thread their machines! All skill levels are welcome! Rolling enrollment means there is no need to catch up, just come with a project in mind OR we can help you choose something beautiful and useful! Do you want to learn to install zippers or how to make buttonholes? Understand why we need to trim corners before turning a point and how to use all those mysterious “notions” at the fabric stores you visit. This is the place to take time for your own spirit while developing or honing your handwork skills!

When: Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to noon
Where: Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop 541 US Rt. 1, Freeport Plaza (upstairs, above the store)
Price: $85 for 8 weeks (they do not have to be consecutive weeks!)
Instructor and creativity counselor: Susan Pennoyer Artist/Designer (and proud mother of MWSHS 12th grader Evie Pennoyer!)
Please call Susan’s Cell: 807-1815 to RSVP or email me at


Teen Camp Sew & Sew - I am looking for teens who wish to learn to sew or who want to continue developing the skills they have already acquired! Casual atmosphere (not structured)! Work on the projects you want to make or I will happily develop a fun (youthful projects) curriculum! Call me if you have a teen who would like to join us in the afternoons (day and times to be determined). $85 for 8 sessions Susan Pennoyer 207-807-1815 or email