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Designing Women Fine Art & Craft Fair, Saturday, November 16, 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Hall, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. $2 donation at the door benefits PDHDR. This year Designing Women has partnered with Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic ( A small group of USM nursing students (including EC parent, Talia Audley) who will be traveling with PRHDR this January, will open the "Craft and Fare Cafe" at the Designing Women Fair. The menu is full of contributors of local fame and flare: Bard Coffee, Milkweed Farm, The Holy Donut, New Morning Natural Foods, Standard Bakery, Two Fat Cats Bakery, Wild Oats Bakery and Cafe as well as many other local chefs. (11/12)

Auditions for the Maine Acoustic Festival: Merriconeag Middle & High School MusiciansTake Note!
The Maine Acoustic Festival is a statewide student festival promoting traditional acoustic music styles that have shaped Maine's culture. Maine Middle & High School students are eligible to audition.
Auditions for the 2014 Festival (March 27-29, 2014) will be held at 317 Main in Yarmouth on November 16, 2013.
The audition tunes (music/mp3s) and application form can be found on the website, (11/12)

Dzogchen Meditation Center

Ka-Nying Surmang Choling
A Residential Dharma Center in MidCoast Maine
Founded by direct students of Trungpa Rinpoche
Retreat Programs 2014
February 21st through March 1st, 2014
"Don Season" Dzogchen Retreat and Losar Celebration
Join us for an intensive shamatha/vipashyana retreat following the practice guidelines of Trungpa Rinpoche.
$400.00 (includes room and board)

April 4th through April 13th ,2014
Annual 10 Day Vajrayogini Druppa
$400.00 (includes room and board) Call for details and Pre-requisites

September 12th through September 21st,
Fall Mahamudra Retreat with Gelong Lodro Sangpo
This retreat is open to all levels of practitioner $400.00 (includes room and board)

Dzogchen Summer Seminary June 6th through August 30th
Residential training in the three yanas of Buddhism. Using Trungpa Rinpoche’s seminary teachings from “The Profound Treasury of Dharma” as our main sourcebook.
Applications and Information Available online
Dzogchen Meditation Center 4 Armstrong Way, West Bath, ME 04530
(207) 607-3392




My name is Christine Dubin, I am the owner of Miou Kids, we offer fair-trade hand-knitted alpaca clothing for children. My daughter goes our local Waldorf school on the Sunshine Coast BC, Canada,  where I am currently offering a discount of 10% to the parents and 10% goes of the sales goes to the school, I would like to offer the same promotion to your school, please let me know if this is something you might be interested in, please have a look at our clothing at: (11/05)

Khen Rinpoche Geshe Kachen Lobzang Tsetan, Tibetan Buddhist monk and scholar to offer the following talks:

Thursday, November 7: 7-9pm at Tashi Gatsel Ling, Freeport
Introductory Teaching on “The Nine Stages of Shamata (Calm Abiding Meditation Practice)”
Saturday, November 9: 2-4pm at Tashi Gatsel Ling, Freeport
“How To Develop Bodhicitta: The Seven Cause-and-Effect Quintessential Instruction”
Sunday, November 10: 1-4pm at Tashi Gatsel Ling, Freeport
“How to Develop Bodhicitta: Switching and Equalizing Self and Others”
Tuesday, November 12: 7-9pm at Tashi Gatsel Ling, Freeport
Part II of the Teaching on “The Nine Stages of Shamata”

Wed, November 13: 7-8:30pm at Maine College of Art, Osher Auditorium, Portland “Meditations on Loving Kindness in Daily Life”
Thursday, November 14: 7-9pm at Tashi Gatsel Ling, Freeport
Part III of the Teaching on “The Nine Stages of Shamata“
For information about Tashi Gatsel Ling and Khen Rinpoche, visit our website  For questions please contact us at    (11/05)

Click here for a PDF of the November Awsna newsletter, Inform.
It can also be found here:
"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.

Freeport Community Library - November Events:

EarthJams Concert with Matt Loosigian on Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 10:30am
Come join us for a morning of interactive and energetic music! Matt and his guitar, Mr. Cheesey Head, will entertain us with songs and stories. Hope to see you here!!!


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