Shastri Angela Lutzenberger will lead a day of meditation at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School St., Sunday, June 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a half-day option. The Mindful Life Retreat is by donation and open to the public. Preregistration is requested.

The retreat is an opportunity for participants to practice, get to know their mind and heart, and learn practical techniques to bring into everyday life. Under the guidance of Lutzenberger, a senior Buddhist teacher, participants will learn shamatha meditation, a mindfulness-awareness practice that cultivates stability and an open heart. The day will include seated and walking meditation, shamatha yoga, one-on-one meditation instruction, and talks/discussion.

Lutzenberger has been a practicing Buddhist since high school. She received her master's of divinity/Buddhist studies, with a concentration in Tibetan language, from Naropa University in 2008. Lutzenberger has studied in Tibet, lived at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, and spent three and a half months on solitary meditation retreat in Vermont. Currently, she works as the inter-religious chaplain for Beacon Hospice in Auburn and teaches meditation regularly at the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center.

The retreat is open to everyone, from beginners to practitioners in any tradition. The suggested donation is $35-$75 or pay what you can. For a full program description, visit To preregister or for questions, email Rachel at or call 594-1694.