6-24-13 Sanghas Update - Tickets for Thay in Boston

I slept and dreamt that life was duty;
I awoke and behold, duty was joy.
Rabindranath Tagore
Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow
that never leaves.
Dear Friends,
I hope that this finds you watching what you think and watering lots of seeds of joy!

This is just a brief reminder that there will be a gathering of the Mind Tamers tomorrow evening at 6:30 PM. There will be sitting/walking/sitting meditation, sharing the Dharma, being joyfully together and Toni and Shana will be facilitating....it should be wonderful!!! I hope you can make it.
We will be gathering at Westminster Unitarian Church on Kenyon Ave. in East Greenwich at 6 PM on Wednesday evening. We will have sitting/walking/sitting, I will off a short talk, we will share the Dharma and be very joyfully together.

This is just a reminder that there will be no Sangha Gathering this Sunday as it is the 5th Sunday of the month!
FOR EVERYONE:  This just in from the brothers and sisters at Blue Cliff...Space is limited...if you are able....register today at 2 PM!!!!
The Country of the Present Moment: Wisdom for Global Peace and Happiness
Pine Bush, New York - June 24, 2013 - We are happy to announce that Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the monks and nuns from the Plum Village International Delegation will speak at the Trinity Church in Copley Square, Boston on September 14,  2013 at 2:00pm.
Thich Nhat Hanh will give a talk at 2:00pm at the historic Trinity Church in Boston with the theme The Country of the Present Moment: Wisdom for Global Peace and Happiness. The program will include guided meditation, singing, monastic chanting, and a talk from our Teacher. He will explore how mindfulness practice and meditation can bring about inner peace and affect the people around you and the world.

Please visit http://www.tnhtour.org to learn more and purchase tickets. Tickets will go on sale Monday, June 24 at 2:00pm ET.

The Brothers and Sisters of Blue Cliff Monastery

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/
Our former Sangha member Tim Desmond will be offering a workshop this Friday. Tim's Advanced Mindfulness workshop (for CEU's for therapists) will take place this Friday, June 28th in Warwick. People may register online at:


We have lots of opportunities to deepen our practice and water our seeds of joy! How lucky we are!
with much love and many hugs,