Dharmasuri, chairwoman of Triratna’s Nagaloka Buddhist Center in Portland, in Maine USA, writes to say - “ There’s big news at our Centre this winter: we’ve moved to a brand new location! It’s in the heart of the Arts district in the city of Portland, and we now occupy the first floor of a beautiful brick building. We have separate rooms for a book store, library, shrine room and open discussion room. There is also a kitchenette and ample room for storage. The wood floors have been beautifully refinished and shine brightly. Clean new paint makes the shrine room glow in a golden tone, the library and book store are a warm peach color and the open discussion room is a fresh light green.
Our new location is 1 Forest Avenue, walking distance to all manner of restaurants and coffee shops. The move took place December 1st 2012 with the help of many of our hard working sangha, who came along to help pack, move and unpack.
Nagaloka’s 2013 program will include our regular Wednesday night Friends’ meditation and study. We will continue monthly Mitra Studies followed by a potluck luncheon. Meditations will be Monday evenings, Thursday noontime and Sunday morning’s meditation and Dharma discussion. A new Children’s Program will begin taking place monthly on Sundays with a story time and puja for the whole family. We will be hosting day retreats throughout the year, introduction classes and special events! A big Thank You goes out to the whole sangha for helping in the move and supporting us in our new space.