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Thursday, October 25th at Shift: Interior Storm Window Workshop, Free, but please register by contacting Shift--729-4050 or info@shiftofmaine.com. Guy Marsden will lead a workshop demonstrating how to make your own interior double pane, insulating thermal window. These simple, inexpensive windows cost around $1.25 per square foot to make and can save a significant amount of heating energy for your home each heating season. The older and leakier your windows are, the more you are likely to save. Guy will explain the physics of how and why these windows work and demonstrate the complete process of making one window with the help of participants. Anyone with the most basic carpentry experience can make these and cut their heating bills substantially every year. (10/16)

The Heart of the Matter 10 day Shamatha-Vipashayana Retreat: 11-02-2012, 7:00 pm to 11-12-2012, 12:00 pm,
This will be a residential retreat held at our center in West Bath. Cost is $300.00 which includes room and board for the duration of the retreat. To register or for more details visit our website www.dzogchenmeditation.com (10/16)

Cutting through Spiritual Materialism Again: A weekend meditation program with Bill Karelis, December 6th-8th, 2012, at our retreat center in West Bath. Visit our website www.dzogchenmeditation.com for more information or to register. (10/16)

Ashwood Waldorf School's Parent Community Council Presents Author & Educator, Jack Petrash:
Raising Healthy Children in the Age of Technology
, Fri. & Sat. October 19 & 20. A conference for parents, teachers, counselors, and care givers. Click here for brochure. (10/09)

What color is your mind? Resolving the nature of Mind as Unborn Awareness through Mindfulness
What is the nature of your awareness? Where does it reside? Is it located in your head behind your eyes? Does it have a color or shape? Is it in what we see, taste, touch, smell and think or is it that which sees, smells, touches, thinks?
In fact, when we look directly at mind we see that there is no “thing” there to find. Yet ‘this awareness’ has never been separate from us. It does not have the attributes we associate with’things’ yet it is the basis of all that we experience. To try to resolve the nature of this awareness conceptually doesn’t get at its reality. For this the Buddha taught mindfulness meditation—looking directly with awareness at what arises in mind.

The truth of the matter is that every time something happens, we become aware of it. Where do you become aware of it? We say, “In our mind,” and that means in space. In other words, space becomes aware of its own movement. This idea, by the way, is basically pointing to ordinary experience by undercutting the quality of experience that is based on ego. Ego is constantly thinking and talking, constantly making up something about what is happening. However, from the point of view of meditation, the only thing that is happening is whatever instantly arises in space, and in that instant, whatever arises has no history. Therefore, it has no memory, and therefore, it has no future. And therefore, even in the present, it has no existence. It is simply pure being, which is like striking a match on a stone – the flame that occurs is the same as what occurs in space when experience arises: Strike! Ssst! Light! Bright! Smell, taste, touch – everything comes out of that. It’s instantaneous and immediate. Osel Tendzin.
Join us Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 For Buddhist Meditation and Discussion at our Center in West Bath.

www.dzogchenmeditation.com (10/09)

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 October 2012. It can also be found at http://www.whywaldorfworks.org/03_NewsEvents/index.asp (10/09)

Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:30 pm Merrill Auditorium, Portland
One of the most thrilling percussion ensembles in the world, the Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi have gained legendary status for their powerful, hypnotic and enthralling performances. Burundi is one of the smallest countries in Central Africa where the ritual of drumming comes from an ancient royal heritage and customs, with technique passed down from father to son. Their craft remains timeless: ancient and compelling yet as electrifyingly modern as any contemporary beat. The thunderous sound of the drums with the graceful yet athletic dance that accompanies this masterful performance represents an important part of Burundi’s musical heritage. Their performances are the ultimate African drum experience. Highly recommended! FMI: http://portlandovations.org/shows/drummers-of-burundi.shtml (10/02)

Freeport Community Library Activities:

GCW: The Freeport Community Library is starting a new community service program called GCW (Giving Children Warmth) for students in grades 6 - 8. The program will make blankets for children in Afghanistan. The blankets will be made of hand knit wool squares. Instructions on how to knit plus yarn and needles will be provided. The program starts Monday, October 22nd. Please stop by the library’s Children’s Room for details and an application.
Come to story time at the Freeport Community Library with a firefighter on Tuesday, October 16th at 10:00am. After story time you will get to see a real fire truck!
Halloween Parade: On Tuesday, October 30th at 10:00am the Freeport Community Library will have a parade lead by Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Dress up in a costume if you like and join our fun parade. (10/09)

Click here for more information on Kat Gillies' Bread & Roses River School Art Collective Classes for Fall and Winter in Yarmouth. (10/02)