It's that time again....lilacs and peonies...oh my!
And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays; Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life murmur, or see it glisten;
James Russell Lowell (excerpt from "What is So Rare as a Day in June)
I hope you are all well and happy and enjoying these 24 brand new hours of murmuring and glistening.
This is just a reminder that there will be a gathering at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County at the Lily Pads complex on North Rd in Peace Dale at 6 PM on Sunday evening. We will continue to use the book "Creating True Peace" as the ground for the teaching and the Dhama sharing. Clare will facilitate and there will be a recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings. I hope you will be able to join us.
I am not sure if there is still room, but the last note I received from the organizers in mid May said "there is still some (limited) availability at our retreat. If you would like to join us with Dharma Teachers Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen from June 17-22. To register, please go to http://bostonoldpath.org. The retreat will be held at Prindle Pond, situated on 500 wooded acres with numerous trails for walking meditation and quiet contemplation in the gentle embrace of nature. Located in Charlton, MA, it is easily accessible from the MA pike and I-84 and 495."
Remember that next Saturday is the Generations Sangha at Westminster Unitarian Church on Kenyon Ave in East Greenwich. We meet the second Saturday of the month. It is a Sangha for all ages...we meet from 10-11:30...with snacks and fellowship from 11:30-12 for those who can stay. We enjoy singing, a program for the children and a meeting for the adults and sharing the Dharma and our joy. I hope you will come join us.
In the meantime, I hope that you are enjoying every minute!(photo by an Order member, Paul Davis)
with much love and joy for you, Joanne