Silence is something that comes from your heart, not from outside. Silence doesn’t mean not talking and not doing things; it means that you are not disturbed inside. If you’re truly silent, then no matter what situation you find yourself in you can enjoy the silence.
I hope you are well, happy and enjoying deep peace inside as well as enjoying these balmy first days of November.
I have a computer that seems to be coming to an end of it's lifetime. I am not sure how reliable it will be for a while...so I am sending out this reminder for the month of November...just in case...
Please remember that the
Clear Heart Gatherings will be as follows:
Sunday, Nov. 8 @ 6 PM- at the home of Cindy and John West - directions below Sunday, Nov. 15 @ 6 PM - at the home of Cindy and John West Sunday, Nov. 22 @ 6 PM - at the home of Robert and Monica Van Horn - directions below
Saturday, Nov. 14 10-11:30 AM at the Westminster Unitarian Church
Mind Tamers Sangha
Tuesday Nov. 10 @ 6:30 PM at Sts. Matthew and Mark Church in West Barrington Tuesday, Nov. 24 @ 630 PM at Sts. Matthew and Mark Church in West Barrington
Clear Path Sangha
Wednesday, Nov. 11 @ 6 PM at the Westminster Unitarian Church, Kenyon Ave. East Greenwich
for schedules for the Radiant Bell Sangha and Joyfully Together Sangha, you can go to joannefriday.com http://joannefriday.com/ri-community-of-mindfulness/ to get their updates.
Saturday, Nov. 21 Day Of Mindfulness on Practices to Transform our Habit Energy at Riverside Church in NYC. 91 Claremont Ave bet 121st and 122nd If you are in the City or have friends who are, please let them know!
Until next we meet, I hope you are enjoying every single moment! I appreciate that our practice helps us to enjoy more and more present moments - to let go of the past and the future and keep our appointment with life by being fully present for whatever presents itself to us.....children are experts in this area.. Here is a perfect example. Enjoy!
with much love and many hugs, Joanne
DIRECTIONS TO THE WEST HOME
We live about 2 miles from URI. From rt 138, go north onto Old North Rd. (across the street from big sign ““Kingston Hill Store Books Used and Rare””. Also, just a smidge west of the 138/108 traffic light). Old North Rd starts off as a one way, continues on as a two way street, and finally ends as a T. You will see our corner property from there. Go left at the T (Old North Rd meets Stoneyfort Rd), and then a quick right onto Plantation Dr. We are the first home on the right (2nd driveway is easiest). Come on in the side door (porch/kitchen)!
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!!!