Sangha Update - June 16

garden with purple flowers, pond, willow trees

photo by Joanne Friday

And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays; Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life murmur, or see it glisten; . . . —James Russell Lowell

We are in a garden of earthly delights! Enjoy! —me

The purpose of life is to enjoy all of the wonders of life. —Thich Nhat Hanh

The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy. —Thich Nhat Hanh

When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love. —Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear Friends,

I hope you are well and happy, enjoying all of the wonders of life and are filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.

I am so happy to be able to tell you that there will be a sangha gathering tomorrow evening at our home at 725 Matunuck School House Road in Matunuck at 6:00 PM. I will be facilitating, and we will have sitting/walking (outdoors, weather permitting) /sitting, a short talk and Dharma sharing. I  hope that you will be able to be with us. It will be wonderful to be with all of you again.

SAVE THE DATE! There will be a Day of Mindfulness at the South County Land Trust on Saturday, July 28. It is a great way and a wonderful place to be together. I hope you will be able to be with us. If you would like to help with the day, please contact Ann Moore at

Please remember the Cape Sangha Retreat September 6-9. Another beautiful setting with wonderful people. For more information, please go to . . . and thanks to our technical Bodhisattvas . . . all the info is there!

Again, my deepest apologies for not being in touch . . . I have been able to have only  tangential connections by phone and internet. I got back from my father's in Pittsburgh and was home 12 hours when we got a call that Richard's father was unresponsive and taken to the hospital . . . so we were off to Philadelphia! He is doing better, and we will be very happy to be able to be with all of you tomorrow. Thank you all for all of your kind notes and prayers.

I will be so happy to be with you all again. Until then, enjoy!

with much love, many hugs and the freshness of a bright June day for you, Joanne