Remembering Snow

Dear Friends, I hope you are well and happy and enjoying this winter day.

There will be a gathering this coming Sunday at the home of Carol Robinson. 10 Wheatfield Cove Rd, Harbor Island, Narragansett. There will be a sitting meditation followed by a sharing about the next chapter in the book Anger.

UPCOMING RETREAT! A heart as wide as the sky: Finding freedom, fearlessness and joy in uncertain times A five-day retreat in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh May 18-22, 2012 • Camp Aldersgate, North Scituate, RI is open for registration see the calendar page for more information.

Also, thank you to all who sent me the link to the New York Times article on mindful eating at Blue Cliff Monastery. It was a delight to see familiar faces and have such a positive article about our practice. Thu Nguyen, a Dharma teacher in VA, shared some additional links about Thay's visit to Google to speak about the same subject. Enjoy!

I hope that we will be able to gather on Sunday and until then, enjoy each moment!

with much love and the deep peace of a moonlit night. Joanne

DIRECTIONS TO CAROL’S: 10 Wheatfield Cove Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882 401-789-8757 from 108 south go past the Salt Pond Shopping Center..(Stop and Shop) at light
. Turn right onto Foddering Farm Rd
. Slight right onto Harbour Island Rd . Turn right onto Oak Hill Rd
. Take the 1st left onto Wheatfield Cove Rd. There is limited parking at Carol’s but you can park on Oak Hill Rd and walk down…now that the days are short you might like a flashlight?

Mindful Eating — In the New York Times and at Google

Dear Friends, The New York Times ran an article about mindful eating in its dining section of February 7, 2012. The online article has a link to a short video (4 min.) showing the visit of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh at Google in September 2011 and the debut of the practice of mindful eating at Google.

During his North America teaching tour last year, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh led a Day of Mindfulness for Google’s employees at their headquarters in California. He gave a talk, “Mindfulness as a Foundation for Health.” The full video is long (3 hours 34 minutes). The first 34 minutes of the video is the singing and guided meditation. You can skip it and start listening to the introduction and the talk itself.

Thu Nguyen