Clear Heart Update

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. —Albert Camus

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. —Edwin Way Teale

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all well and enjoying these Indian Summer Days.

Thank you all for all of your kind thoughts and prayers for Elsa. You can send love in the form of a card to the Gambarini Famiy at 30 Heritage Rd., Kingston, RI 02881. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, Dec 17 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South Kingstown at the Lily Pads Complex at 27 North Rd. in Peace Dale, RI. It will be a Buddhist service, as Elsa requested. I hope that you will all be able to be with us.

We will be meeting tomorrow evening at Carol Robinson’s home at 10 Wheatfield Cove Rd. in the Harbor Island section of Narragansett. The directions to her home are below. The focus of this meeting is Thay’s book, Anger . How to transform our anger and cause less suffering for ourselves and others. I hope that you will be able to be with us. A deep bow to Carol for her generosity....not only hosting our meeting, but helping today with child care! Thank you!

We had a wonderful first meeting of the Generations Sangha at Westminster Church this morning....I was told by one of the organizers that with both children and adults we had 53 in attendance. It was really fun. It seemed that most were interested in continuing to meet, so it looks like the meetings will be on the second Saturday of each month at Westminster Unitarian Church in East Greenwich. I hope that you might consider taking part and also consider offering to help out with the children. for more information please go to: or contact Eric Loucks at or 401-331-8075. We have deep gratitude for all those who co-created a beautiful morning. Eric and Kristen and all those on the organizing team, all of those who helped with the children and for Westminster Church for sharing their beautiful space with us.

I hope we will be able to be together tomorrow evening and until then I hope you are warm and cozy and counting your blessings.

with much love, many hugs and the freedom of the moon sailing through a silent sky for you, Joanne