Stopping, calming, resting and healing....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

The purpose of life is to enjoy all of the wonders of life. Happiness is available to us in the present moment, we should take advantage of it! —Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear Friends,

I hope you are well and happy and enjoying all the wonders of life as well as the cool of the evening!

We had a lovely Day of Mindfulness last Saturday. The focus was on “Stopping, Calming, Resting and Healing.” From the photos you will see that the day lived up to it’s title! We offer a deep bow of gratitude to the Radiant Bell Sangha for organizing it, to our anonymous benefactor for making it possible for everyone who wanted to, to take part, and to all who helped and all who attended for your true presence. We had wonderful people, an idyllic setting, perfect weather…conditions were sufficient for a wonderful time!

I had requested prayers for myself as I underwent some testing at Sloan Kettering earlier this week. Please accept my deepest gratitude for all of your love and concern. I am happy to report that I just got word this morning that all of the tests came back clear!


Clear Heart Sangha Updates

July 24  - This Sunday we will be meeting at 6 PM at our home to have our sitting, walking and sitting, and we will offer a Ceremony for the Sick for Elsa Gambarini who is undergoing chemotherapy. I hope you will be able to be with us to send our collective, healing energy to Elsa.

August 7 - We will be meeting at the UU Church in Peace Dale at 6 PM. Carol will be facilitating.

August 14 - We will be meeting at 6 PM at Carol Robinson’s at 10 Wheatfield Cove Rd. Harbor Island, Narragansett. We all enjoyed meeting at Carol’s last time and offer her our deep gratitude for her generosity. Eva will be facilitating.

August 21 - At our home.....At 3 PM we will have a meeting of the OI and Aspirants and anyone interested in learning more about our Order. This will be followed at 4:30 with a potluck supper. At 6 PM we will have our sitting/walking/sitting, talk and sharing.

I hope you will be able to be with us for all of these.

Please also keep Loreen and Mark in your prayers and meditations. They were in a moped accident and Loreen broke her ankle. Please keep both of them in your prayers and in your hearts. You can also send them love. They are at and

_____________________________________________________________ Save the Date September 24 - There will be a Silent Peace Walk Meditation to begin Waterfire in Providence. This will be a commemoration of the International Day of Peace. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of the faith traditions, peace groups and all of those who are praying and working for peace to come together and be peace. I hope that you will all be able to be with us. _____________________________________________________________

ALSO please remember that you can access Thay’s Dharma talks at Plum Village Online Monastery.....

Again...lots and lots of opportunities!

with much love and the lullaby of the crickets for you, Joanne