Clear Heart Update

Happy Holidays! May they be filled with peace and love

Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you. — Rumi

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return. — Peace Pilgrim

“It is not about ‘doing’ something, it’s about ‘being’ something — being peace, being hope, being solid - every action will come out of that, because peace, solidity and freedom always seek to express themselves in action.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear Friends,

I hope that this finds you being peace, being solid and being free.... and being in love on this lovely evening.

Clear Heart Meeting We will be gathering this Sunday evening at Carol Robinson’s at 10 Wheatfield Cove 6 p.m. in the Harbor Island section of Narragansett. The focus of this meeting is Thay’s book on stimulated a wonderful Dharma sharing the last time. I hope that you will be able to be there.

Generations Sangha There will be a meeting of the Generations Sangha (Sangha for all ages) tomorrow at the Westminster Unitarian Church on Kenyon Avenue in East Greenwich at 10 a.m. We will be focusing on Mindful Consumption. There will be some singing, a tea ceremony, a Dharma talk and discussion. Child care will be provided during the 1/2 hour Dharma talk for those children who would enjoy it. We had a lovely time at the last gathering. I hope that you will be able to be with us tomorrow.

Elsa Gambarini Memorial Service The Memorial Service for our dear friend Elsa will take place next Saturday the 17th at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County at the Lily Pads complex in Peace Dale. The sangha will be offering the Ceremony for the Deceased, as Elsa requested, at the beginning of the service. If you are planning to attend, please let me know so that we can set up the space. Please bring your cushion if you use one. If you are an Order member, please wear your brown jacket and bring your chanting book. I hope you will be able to be with us.

Thich Nhat Hanh Dharma Talks Please remember that you can access Thay’s talks at You can go to to learn about the holiday retreat they are offering.

Aspirants Meeting On Sunday, December 18 there will be a meeting for Order of Interbeing members and aspirants and anyone else who is interested in our practice, at 2:30 p.m. at our home. (Our normal meeting time would be on Saturday, but due to the service we will be meeting on Sunday. I know it is a very full time for folks…please rsvp if you can come) We will have a Recitation Ceremony of the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings, a Dharma sharing and at 4:30 we will share a potluck supper...and at 6 p.m. have our regular third Sunday meeting.

Everyone is invited to any or all of the above. I hope you will be able to be with us. In the meantime, I hope you are being peace amidst the hustle and bustle of the season,.

with much love and the luminous magic of a moonlit night for you, Joanne

DIRECTIONS TO CAROL’S: 10 Wheatfield Cove Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882

from 108 south go past the Salt Pond Shopping Center..(Stop and Shop) at light 8. Turn right onto Foddering Farm Rd 9. Slight right onto Harbour Island Rd 10. Turn right onto Oak Hill Rd 11. Take the 1st left onto Wheatfield Cove Rd Destination will be on the right There is limited parking at Carol’s but you can park on Oak Hill Rd and walk that the days are short you might like a flashlight?