6-19-13 Sangha Update

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon;
to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

“Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”
Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should,
for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine


Dear Friends,

I hope you are well and enjoying these last days of springtime and the coming on of summer....happy solstice on Friday!
It was lovely to be able to be together last week and look deeply at being the continuation of our fathers.
A deep bow to those of you who were able to join us for the facilitator's meeting last Sunday. It is our hope that we can continue to expand our base of understanding. If any of those of you who attended have something or things you would like to see added to our ever-growing document, please send it along.
Thank you again for being with us.
This is just a brief reminder that the gathering this Sunday will be at the Van Horn home. There will be sitting/walking and sitting and sharing the Dharma. I hope you well be able to make it. The directions to the Van Horn's are below.
Please remember Saturday, July 20 there will be a Transmission Ceremony for the Five Mindfulness Trainings at the Bell Street Chapel at 10 AM in Providence. If you would like to receive formal transmission of the Trainings, please contact me and I will send you the application.
Also please remember to set aside the date for the Sangha Picnic at Colt StatePark on Sat. Sept 21 at 11 AM. Bring a vegetarian dish, songs, poems stories and games to share. It is always a lot of fun. For more information please go to http://joannefriday.com/calendar/
I am happy and sorry to say that the Cape Retreat is filled up! I hope that some of you will be able to be with us there.
In the meantime, enjoy every moment!
with lots of love, many hugs and the chanting of the wood frogs for you,
Directions to and Parking for the Van Horn Home
Address:  24 Mallory Lane    Wakefield, RI  02879
Phone:  401-871-1838
From the North:
Take US 1-S to RI-138
Turn right onto RI-138; drive for about 3.5 miles
Turn left onto RI-108 S/Kingstown Rd.; drive for 2 miles. You will pass the SK police station, then later a pond, and the Pump House Restaurant on your right.
Take the next left onto Rodman Street.  (Street sign is hard to see; Dennis Moffit Painting is on the corner and the Peace Dale Mill is on the left.) You will pass the bike path and one stop sign.
Mallory Lane will be on your left.  Our house is the second on the left.
See below for parking.
From the South/West:
Take US-1/N past the Matunuck exits
Take the Pond St. exit. (right after an exit for Post Rd.)
Turn left onto Pond St.  Continue until Pond dead ends onto Main.
Turn right onto Main.  Drive a short distance
Turn left onto High St.  Drive past town hall.
In about 0.6 mi, turn left onto Allen.
At stop sign, turn right onto Rodman.  Continue past one stop sign.  Mallory Lane is on the right.  Our house is the second on the left
Our street is narrow, so we ask that you not part on the street.  3-4 cars will fit in our driveway.  If there is  no space left in the driveway, you can park on Jennifer Dr.  Turn left back onto Rodman, and make a quick right onto Jennifer Dr.  Thank you!!!