“Still water reflecting what is real, what is true ... on a peaceful summer evening for you,
Peace is all around us — in the world and in nature — and within us — in our bodies and our spirits.
Once we learn to touch this peace, we will be healed and transformed. It is not a matter of faith; it is a matter of practice.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
I hope you are well and happy, with a still mind and enjoying this beautiful evening. We have been reminded that impermanence exists on numerous occasions this springtime.
Clear Heart Sangha Meeting The adventure continues!!!! This is a reminder that we will have our Second Sunday meeting tomorrow evening at 6 PM at Carol Robinson’s home. A beautiful spot right on the water in the Harbor Islad section of Narragansett. A deep bow to Carol for her generosity. Her address is 10 Wheatfield Cove Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882. See below for directions. Parking is very limited (3 spaces at Carol’s ) so you will have 2 options. See below... it will be fun to see how this works!
Mind Tamers Meeting We will be meeting Tuesday July 12 at 6:30 at St. Matthew’s Church in West Barrington. We will have our silent sitting/walking and sitting and I will give a short talk about how the Five Mindfulness Trainings, the paramitas and the Four Noble Truths all support each other and their direct application to our daily lives. Then we will have our Dharma sharing. I hope that you will be able to be with us. To be together and to be peace is a wonderful thing!
Great News!!!! Ginny Fox created the Peace Flag Project a number of years ago. She has been working diligently to raise awareness and create peace on the planet ever since. This year, in honor of the International Day of Peace, she has arranged with the organizers of Water Fire to have a Silent Walking Meditation to begin the Water Fire on Saturday, Sept 24. We want to have all the faith traditions represented and all of those working for peace. Please save the date....more info to follow as it becomes available. This will be a wonderful way to share our practice of peace with the larger community. I hope you will able to support this event.
More great good news There is now a website called Plum Village Online Monastery. Go to pvom.org to see videos of Thay’s latest Dharma talks! There is also a facebook page (same name)...if you do facebook!
Cape Sangha Retreat The Cape Sangha is offering a three-day retreat again this year... “Finding Peace in Challenging Times” from Sept 9-11. Download the registration form here: Cape-Sangha-Retreat-2011 or go to the calendar page to see a full schedule of events. This is a lovely retreat in a lovely setting. I hope you will be able to join us.
Movie recommendation “Buck” a documentary about the horse trainer who inspired Robert Redford’s “Horse Whisperer” film a number of years ago. A beautiful example of transformation and healing as well as powerful visual images that illustrate how we transmit and receive energy every minute...and the effect that transmission has on other beings. We saw it at the Cable Car in Providence...not sure if it is still there. Enjoy!
Prayer request Please continue to hold Elsa and Alberto and their family in your prayers and meditations. Elsa began another round of chemo this past week. You can send love to Elsa Gambarini, 30 Heritage Dr., Kingston, RI 02881-1810 firstname.lastname@example.org Elsa might be needing rides or meals in the future...please contact Clare who is organizing the help at email@example.com
I hope you will be able to join us tomorrow evening...and...until then, I hope you will be enjoying every single moment.
with much love and the deep peace of a twilit summer evening for you, Joanne
DIRECTIONS TO CAROL’S HOME from the North
- Take the exit toward Narragansett: 0.2 mi -Turn left onto Kingstown Rd/US-1 Scenic N: 433 ft - At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit ontoOld Point Judith Rd/Point Judith Rd: 1.5 mi - Turn right onto Foddering Farm Rd: 0.9 mi -Slight right onto Harbour Island Rd: 0.3 mi -Turn right onto Oak Hill Rd: 0.3 mi - Take the 1st left onto Wheatfield Cove Rd
From the South
follow US-1 N: 19.2 mi
-Take the exit toward Narragansett/Point Judith: 0.2 mi -Turn right onto Woodruff Ave:0.1 mi -Turn right onto Old Point Judith Rd/Point Judith Rd /108: 1.3 mi -Turn right onto Foddering Farm Rd: 0.9 mi - Slight right onto Harbour Island Rd: 0.3 mi -Turn right onto Oak Hill Rd: 0.3 mi - Take the 1st left onto Wheatfield Cove Rd
Parking Options One would be to drive and park on Oak Hill Rd then walk down the hill to Carol’s....
or from the north....once you are on 108 and go through the first light, at the 2nd light turn into the Stop and Shop lot on the right. As soon as you are in the lot turn right again into the Red Stripe Restaurant lot. On your right you will see a fire hydrant. We will wait there until 5:45 for anyone wanting to car pool to Carol’s.
From the south you will make your right onto 108/Pt Judith Rd...at the first light you will turn into the Stop and Shop lot and follow directions above.