Winter Meditation Group in Rockland

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On Tuesday, January 9, from 6-8 p.m. Rockland Shambhala will launch a four-week winter meditation series “Stillness and Simplicity” at 16 School Street in Rockland. Julie Head and Rachel Nixon will lead the Tuesday night group that runs through January 30. The class, which is open to everyone including beginning meditators, is by donation. Preregistration is requested. 

This winter meditation group takes participants on a kind-hearted journey into stillness and simplicity. Each class includes instruction, Shamatha meditation, reflection, and discussion on the theme of stillness and simplicity. Shamatha, which translates as peaceful or calm abiding, is a mindfulness-awareness practice. It offers an opportunity to rest the mind in the present moment. The group will provide support for participants to establish or deepen a home meditation practice.

Rachel Nixon began practicing meditation in 2001, and she has trained at Shambhala Centers in Maine, Vermont, Colorado, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Rachel is a Shambhala Guide. Julie Head started practicing meditation at the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center in 2012, and she has assisted programs in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition at Rockland Shambhala. 

Rockland Shambhala is affiliated with Shambhala International, a non-profit organization with more than 200 Shambhala Meditation Centers worldwide. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist master, founded Shambhala in the United States in 1970.

For more information and to register for the class, visit or contact Lindsay Crawford at or 594-1694.


Event Date: 
Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm