6-27-15 Sangha Update

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Envisioning an Age of Enlightenment!

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all well and happy and enjoying this beautiful summer day.

What an amazing time it has been....the Pope's encyclical made me feel that the Sangha has grown by 1.2 billion! Then the Supreme Court's decisions on health care and marriage equality....give me hope that we are awakening to our state of interbeing. May it be so.

There will be a gathering tomorrow evening at 6 PM at the home of the Van Horn's. Directions below. There will be sitting and walking meditation, a talk and sharing of the Dharma. I hope you will be able to attend.

The Pope met with Buddhists to discuss social action..youcan see some of his comments.... http://www.romereports.com/pg161925-pope-francis-meets-with-buddhist-leaders-oethese-small-gestures-are-seeds-of-peace-en#.VYyYSbppmOF.facebook

President Obama's eulogy for Rev. Pinkney was very moving. If you cannot watch the whole thing, you might like to listen to the last 10 minutes or so...he speaks about what we learn and where we go from here. It sounds like Thay or the Buddha! May we be able to look deeply at the root causes of hatred and the illusion of separation and realize our true nature of interbeing....


Please go to joannefriday.com/calendar...if you would like to be put on the waiting list for the Cape Sangha retreat....or to bluecliffmonastery.org or morningsuncommunity.org to learn about the retreats they are offering.

I hope we will be able to be together soon...and in the meantime, I hope you are singing in this summer rain

with much love and many hugs, 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.

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!!!