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Open mic, Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:00 p.m at Royal Bean,18 Yarmouth Crossing Drive, Yarmouth. Ideal for Grades 8 through 12: Share your Poetry, Prose, Songwriting, Acoustic, Performance Art. If it’s G or PG, It’s Good to Go. Join us for great coffee, tea, cold drinks, gelato, baked goods, and entertainment. 207.846.1009, firstname.lastname@example.org. Facilitator: megwilsonauthor.com (05/08)
Coastal Youth Orchestra's 10th Annual Spring Concert ~ Monday, May 14, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. Auditions for next Season ~ May 22: The Coastal Youth Orchestra directed by Nancy Roderick and Karla Kelley, will perform their tenth annual Spring Concert on Monday May 14th at 7:00 PM at the Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham. The concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. A light reception will follow the performance. The concert should last about an hour and 15 minutes.
Connecting With the Earth: Discovering the Egolessness of Self
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
Renewal Courses: Traveling to New Hampshire this summer for a Renewal Course is a culturally rich experience, both during the day and during the evenings with lectures, music, drama etc. It may also be a great way for people to feel even more connected to their school and community! For example, Aonghus Gordon and his Crafters will be teaching for their third and final year and Christopher Bamford will offer a course titled “The Mystical Heart of Abraham” which will bring a wider perspective on current events in terms of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religions that each stem from the root of Abraham. Christopher will bring a new vision of the evolution of consciousness and help us feel into the great tasks of today. Such a course might well appeal to a colleague, trustee or board member, a philosophical parent –– not to mention a high school teacher of history.
Sandy Pearson (05/01)
Alewife Count at Nequasset Brook in Woolwich
Please find attached the AWSNA newsletter "Inform," 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. Inform May 2012
It can also be found at http://www.
July Puppetry Conference:
Dear Waldorf Puppet Enthusiasts,
Looking for a summer camp for your 10-18 year old? Wabun, a canoe tripping camp in northern Ontario, is one Lily and Finn Johnston (and their parents!) would strongly recommend. We've found it is a place where kids can unplug and be physically and socially challenged – and love it. Wabun has been guiding young people through the clean blue lakes and down fish-filled rivers in the Canadian North Woods since 1933. As the brochure states, "the children and young adults who leave home in June return in August more mature, with new friends, physically stronger, self-assured, and with a confidence that will serve them well through a lifetime of challenges." Please call us if you'd like more information (688-4715), or go to Wabun's website www.wabun.com/ . (P. S. - Wabun is less expensive than Chewonki or Kieve...) Rosita Moore (04/24)
We have two courses planned for this summer - a public summer course in June and a course for science teachers in July.
Please click on the course titles below to read the course descriptions.