First Thursday Dharma Talk Series

Dharma talk: ‘Poetics of the Wild’

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ROCKLAND — On Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6 - 8 p.m., Cynthia Trone will give a dharma talk entitled “Poetics of the Wild” at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Rockland. This is a rescheduled event, originally planned for November. The program is part of the First Thursday Dharma Talk Series, and it is open to the public by donation. Tea and refreshments will be served.

In the evening gathering, Trone will share how Buddhist teachings reveal universal truths that may help us understand the potential of human nature, even in light of the disastrous effects of human behavior on the planet.

The Buddhist wisdom of mindfulness, compassion, interdependence, and impermanence can guide us as we navigate this unprecedented era of human and environmental suffering, according to a news release.

Drawing on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, through both ancient and modern poetry and literature, Trone will offer a realistic and gentle view of individual responsibility and compassionate action.

There will be time for meditation, contemplation, and discussion.

Cynthia Trone earned a Master’s Degree in Mindfulness Studies from Lesley University in 2017. She traveled to Tibet in 2016 to better understand the oppression and culture of Tibetan Buddhism, and in 2017, she attended the Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra teachings in Bodhgaya, India.

Trone currently develops and manages youth programs at Georges River Land Trust’s Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing, as well as teaches nature-based mindfulness in the Leaps of Imagination program in local public schools.

Rockland Shambhala is a nonprofit Buddhist meditation group that meets at The Dancing Elephant in Rockland. 

For more information, visit or contact Rachel Nixon at or 594-1694. 


Event Date: 
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Rockland Shambhala
16 School Street
Rockland  Maine