9-26-15 Sangha Update

sangha singing

Be a Part of This Picture... Join us at the Sangha  Picnic today!

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” ― Marianne Williamson

“Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Dear Friends,

I hope that you are all well and that the fountain of joy is alive in you on  this beautiful morning.

You can water all of your seeds of joy by joining us when we will be gathering later today at site #3 at Colt State Park for the annual Sangha Picnic from 11-3. Please bring your family, friends, a vegetarian dish. a poem, game,or song to share, Hope to be with you there.

Our 4th Sunday sangha gathering will be held tomorrow evening at the Van Horn  home at 6 PM. Directions are below. There will be sitting and walking meditation and a sharing of the Dharma. I hope you will able to come.

The West Hartford Sangha is offering a Day of Mindfulness on Oct 31

Walking a Path With Heart in a Conflicted World: A Day of Mindfulness in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh If you can join us or know folks around Hartford who might enjoy it, please pass on the news. The registration info is at joannefriday.com/calendar.

I have been so moved by the Pope's visit. What a beautiful embodiment of the teachings of Christ and a wonderful teacher of interbeing, lovingkindness and generosity. If you get a chance to listen to any of his talks, they are beautiful examples of loving speech as well as speaking truth to power.  Hopefully the millions of seeds he has watered will bloom beautifully and create conditions for the beloved community to manifest and enjoy peace on earth! I have included a link to a site with coverage. It includes the singing of the NY Children's choir after his talk at Ground Zero...truly the sound of a band of angels! http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/multimedia/WATCH--Children-s-Chorus-Sings-at-Ground-Zero/329555851

and....if you would like to have your heart opened even more.... http://cbc.sh/6dELvRB

Some of the most beautiful wedding photos ever! I think this marriage will last....enjoy!

with much love and a full heart,

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!!!