7-18-13 Sangha Update and Prayer Request

 

The long Path leads to Joy!
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
Henry James
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
Sam Keen

Dear Friends,

I hope you are well and happy and enjoying this sultry summertime.
This is a reminder that there will be a Transmission Ceremony for the Five Mindfulness Trainings  this Saturday morning at 10 AM at the Bell Street Chapel, at 5 Bell Street in Providence , RI.  I hope that you will be able to join us to support those who are making this commitment to themselves.
Here is a list of the people who have sent me an application and will be receiving. I am sending the list to check and make sure I have received all of the applications that were sent. If you want to receive the Transmission, but are not on this list...please notify me immediately.
•Cindy West
•Analicia Casteneda
•Andrew Cvercko
•Mark Ferreira
•Stephanie Gove
•Phebe Hawes
•Christopher Peterson
•Sarah Sebren
•Don Schabek
There will be a meeting of the Radiant Bell Sangha at the Bell Street Chapel that morning from 8-9:30. Everyone is welcome to attend that meeting if they wish. Then at 10 AM the Ceremony will take place. We are asking those who are receiving the Trainings to arrive at 9:30 and those of you who would like to come to support those receiving, we ask that you please  arrive by 9:45.
There will be a meeting of the Clear Heart Sangha on Sunday evening at 6 PM at our home. We will have sitting/walking (outdoors, weather permitting}/sitting, I will offer a short talk and we will share the Dharma and enjoy being with each other.  I hope you will be able to be with us.
SAVE THE DATE!!!! Saturday, August 10,  from 10-11:30the next Generations Sangha will meet at Westminster Unitarian Church on Kenyon Ave in East Greenwich. We had a lovely meeting last time, enjoying looking at our attachment to view and while the adults looked at ways to apply the practice to daily life, the children REALLY enjoyed a scavenger hunt! I hope you will be able to join us...and invite  your friends with children to come along.
SAVE ANOTHER ONE!!!!!!!  Saturday, September 21, 11-3PM  for the Annual Sangha Picnic at Colt State Park in Bristol. Good food, great people, fun games, songs, dances, etc,etc,etc. !!! Find the info at  http://joannefriday.com/calendar/
PRAYER REQUEST
Our dear friend  Betty Kornitzer was in a serious car accident. She is completely fine physically. Another person, Demetrius, was very badly injured. Betty asks for our prayers for Demetrius, that he be comfortable, recover fully, and be held in light of love.
PEACEWALK WITH THICH NHAT HANH in Boston. Sunday, Sept 15. It would be wonderful to be able to walk with Thay ...if you would like to join us, Cindy West has generously offered to collect the contact info of those wanting to participate so we can organize rides, etc. If you want to take part, please contact Cindy at westnest5@verizon.net
Thay will also be offering Days of Mindfulness and  Public Talks,  at Blue Cliff, Boston, and New York City. Some info is below...more info at tnhtour.org
It has been very sad to see the level of racism that still exists in our culture....This is a wonderful video to remind us of the freedom and joy that comes when we have not been conditioned to hate....from the mouths of babes...
Enjoy!
I hope that you will be able to be with us this weekend..and in the meantime, I hope you are keeping cool!
with much love and a cool summer breeze for  you,
Joanne
More info about these events at tnhtour.org........................
Pine Bush, NY – Blue Cliff Monastery
New York City, NY – Beacon Theatre
Boston, MA – Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Boston, MA – Trinity Church

Boston, MA – Trinity Church