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The Guardian of the Threshold: Our Spiritual Mentor
2012 Mystery Drama Conference, July 18-22
Threefold Educational Center, Chestnut Ridge, NY
Lectures by Barbara Renold, John Alexandra, Daniel Hafner, Herbert O. Hagens, Stephen Usher, and Els Woutersen
Full Performance: July 21, 2:30 to 10 pm
With conversation groups, acting workshops, evening performances, and more
Registration is now open for the 2012 conference and performance of The Guardian of the Threshold. We hope you will join us for this transformative journey through Rudolf Steiner's four Mystery Dramas. Attendance of previous conferences is not required.
For more details and online registration, click here (05/22)

Crystal Spring Farm Camp is offering volunteer program for Junior Counselors! Great opportunity for kids ages 13-16 to have fun outside during the summer, while learning about sustainable agriculture and gaining experience with young children. For more information see webpage at http://crystalspringcsa.com/farm-camp/ or

contact Maura 729.1112 or maura@crystalspringcsa.com (05/15)

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, info@royalbean.com. Facilitator: megwilsonauthor.com (05/08)

 

knot 4Connecting 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: Ongoing Classes Wednesdays from 10 - 12
The Dzogchen Meditation Center
4 Armstrong Way, West Bath, ME 04530
For more information go to our website: www.dzogchenmeditation.com
Tashi Armstrong is resident teacher at the Dzogchen Meditation Center. He was a direct student of Trungpa Rinpoche and the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin. (05/08)

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.whywaldorfworks.org/03_NewsEvents/index.asp (05/01)