6-14-13 Sangha Update

-- Cup of Love

“Waking up this morning, I smile.

Twenty-four brand new hours are before me.

I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”

Thich Nhat Hanh
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Dear Friends,
I hope that you are enjoying this new day, looking at all beings, including yourself, with the eyes of compassion,  and that the by-product of all that you do today will be pure happiness!
We will be meeting this Sunday evening at our home at 725 Matunuck School House Rd.  For those of you who facilitate or are interested in facilitating Sangha meetings, we will be getting together at 5 to look together at skillful means.  Please RSVP if you will be at that meeting. This will be followed by our regular gathering at 6 PM. At that time we will have a sitting/walking(outdoors, weather permitting)/sitting meditation.This will be a special Father's day gathering and we will be celebrating continuation. I will offer a short talk and we will enjoy sharing the Dharma. I hope you will be able to be with us.
There will be a gathering of the OI members and Aspirants tomorrow morning Saturday, June 15, at the Bell Street Chapel in Providence at 10 AM. There will be a Recitation Ceremony for the Fourteen Trainings and a Dharma sharing. All OI members and Aspirants are welcome as well as anyone who is interested in learning more about our practice. I hope you will be able to attend.
There will also be a Transmission Ceremony for the Five Mindfulness Trainings onSaturday, July 21 at 10 AM  at the Bell Street Chapel. If you are interested in receiving formal transmission of the Five Trainings or learning more about what this entails, you might like to attend the OI/Aspirant meeting(see above) this Saturday and/or contact me so that I can send you the application form.
SAVE THIS DATE TOO! This one has changed!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The date for our annual picnic has been changed...the other one conflicted with Thay's visit to Boston and several folks were planning to attend that event. sooooo...
Rhode Island Community of Mindfulness Picnic
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 11 am – 3 pm
Colt State Park, Bristol, Rhode Island
We will be at Shelter #3, rain or shine. All welcome — please bring a vegetarian dish to share
We are confronted with all kinds of opportunities to be joyfully together.
I hope that you will be able to be with us.
with much love, many hugs and the freedom of a flower petal dancing on the wind for you,