A Season to Celebrate (just like every other season!)

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.C. S. Lewis

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. Thomas Carlyle

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

Dear Friends,

I hope you are well and happy and enjoying this lovely evening.

We will be meeting this Saturday at 10:30 AM for an OI/Aspirant gathering. This is open to all Order members, aspirants and anyone interested in learning more about our practice. We will have a recitation of the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings, a Dharma sharing and this will be followed by a vegetarian potluck lunch. I hope you will be able to be with us.

Then on Sunday at 4 PM we will have a vegetarian potluck dinner followed by our First Ever Movie Night!!!!!!! We will view the film "I AM". That will be followed by a sharing...and we will end around 8PM. I hope you will be able to be with us. Please rsvp if you are planning to join us so that we can prepare the space. There is talk that snow might come our way....if so, please check your email for possible re-scheduling.

Our dear sangha sister Ann has been working with people from all of the sanghas to organize a retreat for us in May...18-22. It will be wonderful to be able to be together and deepen our practice together over an extended period of time. I hope that you will consider being a part of that. Registration information is at http://joannefriday.com/calendar/

Also, there will be another meeting of the Generations Sangha - the sangha for all ages....on Saturday, March 10 from 10-12 at the Westminster Unitarian Church in East Greenwich. Kristen is looking for volunteers to help with the children....if you can help out please contact her at kmorelli@cox.net

In the meantime, enjoy every moment.

with much love and the freedom of a raindrop flying through a night sky for you, Joanne