12-26-13 Sangha Update and Best Wishes

Happy Holidays
Dear Friends,
I hope you are all well and happy and enjoying being at your True Home, wherever you are, embracing it all and keeping an open loving heart.
There will be a gathering at the Van Horn's this coming Sunday at 6 at 26 Mallory Lane. Directions are below.
Please remember that there will be a DOM in Franklin , MA on January 25. You can get the registration info at
There is info at the same place about the upcoming RI Community of Mindfulness Aldersgate Retreat…May 16-20.
I hope you are able to be with us for any or all of the above.
In the meantime, I hope you are finding your true home. Here are some talks by Thay about that very thing!
Thay's Christmas Eve talk… "Buddha went searching for his True Home, Jesus was born a refugee.You are a coninuation of Buddha, You are a continuation of Jesus. You must follow their teachings and practice in order to find your true home. " What a wonderful adventure and how lovely to be sharing it with so many sweet beings! The video begins with silent sitting, the monastics chanting and the talk begins at 33 mins in. Enjoy!
and a Christmas letter…..
Enjoy! Enjoy!
with much love and best wishes for every possible blessing for you and yours,
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!!!