Sangha Updates on a Summer Day

Dear Friends, I hope you are all well and happy...and enjoying some lazy days this summer.

MIND TAMERS UPDATE This is just a reminder that there will be a gathering this coming Tuesday at 6:30 at St. Matthews Church in West Barrington. Don and Jim will be facilitating...and I am VERY sorry to have to miss it. I know it will be an inspiring and delightful evening. ______________________________________________________________ CLEAR HEART UPDATES This Sunday there will be a meeting at the Unitarian church at the Lily Pads in Peace Dale at 6 PM. We will have a sitting, Carol will be facilitating the discussion of the next chapter in the Miracle of Mindfulness and there will be a recitation of the Five Trainings. Another wonderful opportunity to be joyfully together.

Sunday, August 14 the meeting will be at Carol Robinson’s beautiful home on the water at 10 Wheatfield Cove Rd in Harbor Island, Narragansett. There will be an hour of sitting/walking and sitting....a recitation and Eva will facilitate the discussion of the next chapter in Joyfully Together.

Sunday, August 21 at 3 PM (please be prompt) there will be a meeting of Order members and aspirants and anyone interested in learning more about our Order and our practice. This will be followed at 4:30 by a vegetarian potluck dinner. Then at 6 PM We will have sitting and walking in the garden, I will give a brief talk and we will enjoy dharma sharing. This will all take place at our at our home in Matunuck. ______________________________________________________________ SAVE THE DATE! on Saturday September 24 there will be a silent walking meditation to commemorate the International Day of Peace at the beginning of Waterfire. We will meet at the Basin at 6:30 and the walk will begin at about 7:15. It will be wonderful if people from all the different faith traditions and all of the peace groups could come together.

I hope that you will be able to be at all of these gatherings. The world needs as many people as possible who can transform their unskillful states of mind, recognize their interbeing and live in peace! We are very lucky! ______________________________________________________________ PRAYER REQUESTS Please keep our dear friend Adria Evans in your prayers and meditations and send her lots of love. She has been hospitalized with pancreatitis. PO Box 1486, Charlestown, RI 02813; adria_@uri.edu

also.... please continue to hold Elsa in your hearts as she goes through her chemotherapy. Elsa Gambarini, 30 Heritage Dr., Kingston, RI 02881-1810; elsa7k7g@yahoo.com

also.... please continue to hold Loreen Laporte in your prayers and hearts as she continues to heal from her accident. loreenlaporte@gmail.com

and.....Troy’s wife, Claudia Flynn who is healing from knee surgery You can send them both some love at ....troywest.architect@verizon.net

Also don’t forget that you can access Thay’s talks at Plum Village Online Monastery: pvom.org. Enjoy!

with much love, many hugs and the lullaby of the crickets in a star-filled night for you, Joanne