10-24-14 Sangha Update

New England Autumn...from my perspective!

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M.Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables.

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” ― Lauren DeStefano

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” Samuel Butler

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” Humbert Wolfe

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house."

[Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842]” ―Nathaniel Hawthorne - The American Notebooks

Dear Friends,

I hope this finds every one of you healthy and happy and enjoying the impermanence of the season.

This will be a very brief update....as I just got off a plane...I have arrived, I am home!

There will be a gathering at the Van Horn home this coming Sunday at 6PM...with sitting/walking/sitting meditation...and sharing the Dharma. I hope you will be able to be there. The information and directions are below.

In the meantime, please remember the Veteran's retreat....at Blue Cliff. If you can help with scholarship money, please do. Just contact office@bluecliffmonastery.org

Also, Richard and I would like to thank you all for your kind notes, love and care during this time of big changes for us. We are so blessed to be surrounded by such sweet beings.

with much love, many hugs and the freedom of a leaf, letting go for you, Joanne

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!!!