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Cinderella Ate My Daughter...And What You Can Do About It (Click to link)
Thursday 02.09.2012, Starts at 7:00 PM, Ends at 10:00 PM, Free, All Ages.
Join Hardy Girls Healthy Women for a book talk and discussion with Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter and member of Hardy Girls' National Advisory Board.
"Cinderella Ate My Daughter and What You Can Do About It" is a talk focused on solutions for raising healthy, happy, hardy girls. Co-sponsored with SPACE Gallery, The Telling Room, USM Women & Gender Studies Program, Add Verb Productions, and Longfellow Books. (01-24)

HVNC Biathlon: A Fun Cross-Country Skiing & Shooting Race for Youth & Adults
With support from Southern Maine Biathlon Club & Teens to Trails, Sunday, February 5, 2012, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Click here to see the HVNC Biathlon Poster. (01/24)


Connecting With the Earth: Discovering the Egolessness of Self
The foundation of all Buddhist practice is the development of an unbiased awareness of what our minds actually do moment after moment. This is called mindfulness meditation.
      By practicing mindfulness we realize that our minds are rarely still, in fact they are in constant, habitual movement. The constant movement of habitual mind doesn’t follow any rational pattern neither is it related to what is actually happening. The first step on the path is to realize that this habitual, discursive mind, which Buddhists call Ego, actually creates enormous pain for ourselves and others. As we begin to see this more clearly we develop renunciation and the wish to tame our crazy minds for the sake of ourselves and others.
      This class will focus on the problem and its solution as developed by the historical Buddha 2500 years ago and rediscovered by millions of practitioners since then. We discover that through mindfulness practice or Shamatha as it is known in Sanskrit, our minds can become workable and our lives no longer driven by random habitual thoughts and emotions.
“Disgust with samsara leads us to seek a discipline that will cut through habitual patterns. We look for a path, a teaching that is not based on accumulating further neurosis and confusion. The discipline that provides the framework for our entire path is the formal practice of sitting meditation.” Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin
Class Time: Sunday February 5, 2012 from 9 to12
The Dzogchen Meditation Center
4 Armstrong Way, West Bath, ME 04530
Call: (207) 443-3842 to register or email
Regular silent meditation practice every Sunday 9-12. Dharma Discourse/ Class first Sunday of each month.
Tashi Armstrong is resident teacher at the Dzogchen Meditation Center. He was a disciple of Trungpa Rinpoche and his Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin. He currently studies with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche in Bodhnath, Nepal. (01/24)

Flatbread Pizza Benefit for ReTreeUS - Flatbread Pizza in Portland will host a benefit for ReTreeUS on January 31st. For each pizza purchased that evening, Flatbread will donate $3.50 to the ReTreeUS program. The dinner will be at the restaurant at 72 Commercial St # 5 Portland, ME 04101-4749, from 5 to 9 p.m., and a representative from ReTreeUS will be available to share information and answer questions.
      Both of the efforts mentioned above will benefit your school by helping to fund the installation of your orchard, as well as our educational workshops. Please help us spread the word by posting or distributing the attached Holiday Tree flyer to families. We will send another flyer for the Flatbread event after the New Year.      
Sincerely, Moriah Salter, ReTreeUS Co-founder,   (01-17)

Dear Friends of The Christian Community in Maine: The Reverend Michael Brewer of the Detroit Christian Community, whom many of you have now met,was able to meet with us for our annual Michaelmas Conference in November. And now Michael will bereturning to Maine as our priest for the upcoming Epiphany Conference on January 26, 27, and 28. Michael will be arriving in Maine on Thursday, January 26, and will remain here until Saturday, January 28. The following events are scheduled during his visit: Click here to view events. (01-17)


WorldWide: Global home exchange community for Waldorf families

Dear Waldorf school:
I’m running the Waldorf home exchange community
, and would like to give you some information that I think would be interesting for your parents, students and teachers. I started WaldorfWide back in 2006 as my graduation project from Steiner school, and since then it has grown to become the world’s biggest network of Waldorf families who swap homes in their holidays. WaldorfWide is still – and will remain – a free service to the Waldorf community.
All the best,
Elías Christian Lundström
Former Waldorf student and founder of

Click here for WaldorfWide poster  (01/10)

Dear Waldorf School Colleague,
For the past five years, Kroka Expeditions has partnered with Kimberton Waldorf School to offer an annual winter wilderness trip
. That original trip has grown to include many Waldorf students from across the northeast. This journey offers a unique experience of traditional winter expedition by cross-country ski and snowshoe, a much needed alternative to the fast-paced winter recreation of today. We would like to invite your students to join
Emily Turner
School Program Assistant, Kroka Expeditions
"Where Consciousness Meets Wilderness"
767 Forest Rd, Marlow, NH 03456, 603 835 9087,
Winter Adventure Programs

Click here to view flyer (01/10)