2-22-14 Sangha Update

photo by me

That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty,
He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
Rumi
Dear Friends,
I hope this finds you well and happy and blooming beautifully in the midst of winter.
There will be a gathering tomorrow evening at Robert and Monica's home at 6 PM. There will be meditation, and a sharing of the Dharma and being joyfully together. I hope you will be able to attend, The directions are below.
I wanted to thank you all once again for the beautiful celebration and surprises at our last meeting. I think it is so ironic that I was giving a talk on true love and you were all practicing it so beautifully! I am so blessed to have all of you in my life.
Please remember that there are lots of resources for deepening our practice.
Remember that you can access Thay’s talks at tnhaudio.org and some of the monastics have been offering Dharma talks during this Winter Retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery…you can access them at bluecliffmonastery.org
Also, I hope that you will be able to join us at the Aldersgate Retreat, May 16-20. It is a wonderful time to deepen our practice together.
Retreat in Rhode IslandMay 16-20, 2014
Coming Home: Cultivating Fearlessness, Freedom, and Joy
Camp Aldersgate, North Scituate, Rhode Island
Offered by the Rhode Island Community of Mindfulness

Register early (by March 15) and save $25

Informational flyer and registration form:

Please don’t be deterred by financial concerns. We have some funds for scholarships.
If you want to be inspired to bloom beautifullyhere is another Louis Schwartzberg video to warm your heart in the middle of winter…Enjoy!
with much love and the richness of the deepening of wintertime for you,
Joanne
FROM ROBERT AND MONICA
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.
Parking: 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!!!