9-8-16 Sangha Update

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Be a Part of This Picture!
Come to the Sangha Picnic on Saturday from 11-3
Colt State Park, Bristol, RI
Site #3
Bring your friends, family, dogs, games, songs, instruments, and a vegetarian dish to share! 
and be ready to enjoy wonderful people and lots of fun in a beautiful place!
I hope you can be with us.

Dear Friends,

I also hope you are well and happy and enjoying this lovely evening. There are lots of wonderful things happening and great opportunities to be joyfully together. 
..... and .....REMEMBER THERE IS A CHANGE OF VENUE
this MONTH THE SECOND AND THIRD SUNDAYS ARE REVERSED. This coming Sunday we will be meeting at our house at 725 Matunuck School House Rd, at 6 PM. We will be remembering 9/11 and offering Thay's practices for transforming our unskillful states of mind and being peace. Next week we'll meet at Cindy and John West's on Sunday, Sept 18.
SAT. SEPT 24. - PEACE WALK Burnside Park, downtown Providence, 3-4 Come join us as people of all faith traditions come together to do walking meditation and walk together in peace.
There will be a weekend retreat Being an Island of Peace in a Stormy Sea: Practices for creating peace in a chaotic world  at Senexet House in Woodstock, CT. from Oct. 14-16. It is a lovely retreat at a beautiful time of year. Come and stop and deepen your practice. Information and registration can be found at joannefriday.com/calendar. If you are planning to attend, please contact Clare to perhaps share rides. She is at clare2sartori@gmail.com
There will be a Day of Mindfulness in West Hartford, CT. How To Be at Peace in a Chaotic World: Deep Listening and Mindful Speech  Saturday, Oct.29, 2016
Check In – 9:30 a.m. / DOM 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can get registration information at joannefriday.com/calendar
WONDERFUL NEWS!!!
We are so excited about the beautiful and meditative film Walk With Me about the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition and monastic community. It's narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch. You can see the international trailer in the article in Variety magazine, which also includes a quote by director Alejandro G. Innaritu (BirdmanThe Revenant).
Look for upcoming ways you can help support a global audience learn more about Thay and our practice through this film. I was very moved...just watching the trailer!
SEND BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO THAY IN THE FORM OF A VIDEO!!! (this from The TNH Foundation)
If any of you have video capabilities and ideas for Sangha videos....let us know! Information below....Deadline 10-8
FROM CLARE who will be presenting at  URI's Diversity Week
I am also sending along the link to URI's Diversity week: http://web.uri.edu/mcc/files/DWBooklet16.pdf.
Celina Pereira was over this morning and we are facilitating a discussion on protecting ourselves in experiences of inequality. There are many talks that some sangha members may find illuminating. 
HONORS COLLOQUIUM
The schedule for URI's honors colloquium can be found at: uri.edu/hc. The topic is Inequality and the American Dream.
Our dear friends and members of the Radiant Bell Sangha...Susan Glogovac and her husband Earl have also requested help in curing Alzheimer's. Their request is below. Please help if you can.
I hope that you can join us for some or all of these events. And until we meet again....enjoy!
with much love and joy for you,
Joanne

Dear Sangha,
Please see below how you can send a message to Thay for his continuation day next month. We hope you and your Sangha will participate so please forward this message on to your community. We will work with the attendants so Thay can view these videos on his continuation day.
Looking forward to seeing your videos on how you continue Thay!
Smiles,
Denise
On behalf of the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation board and staff

SUBMIT A VIDEO OF YOUR CONTINUATION

Dear Friend,

You are invited to share a short video as part of the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation's celebration of Thay's birthday in October! We are inviting people from all over the world (monastic and lay, speakers of all languages) to record and submit a short video to describe how they continue Thay. The videos will be uploaded on the Foundation's YouTube Channel the week of Thay's continuation so Thay and the greater Sangha can enjoy them!

FINISH THE SENTENCE: "I (We) continue Thay by..."
DEADLINE: Video submissions will be accepted through October 8th, 11:50 pm CDT, UTC-5 hours. Videos will be uploaded on the Foundation's YouTube Channel and made public online for the Sangha on October 11th (Thay's birthday).Please click here to learn how to craft and submit your video to the Foundation. Guidelines are provided.
REQUEST FOR HELP FOR OUR SANGHA SIBLINGS . PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN....this from Susan Glogovac
Dear Friends and Family -
Worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias, including more than 5 million Americans.  Two years ago we joined these millions.  We know the disease is all around us, but the power to stop it is within us.
Earl and I are participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® to raise awareness and funds to advance the global fight against Alzheimer's. We know we can't take this disease on alone.  We have created "Team Radiant Earl"  and invite all who are able to walk with us on the morning of Sunday, September 25th at Roger Williams Park.  As a team and by joining with so many others, we can be an unstoppable force against the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.
Registration is easy; simply visit our Walk to End Alzheimer's participant page and join our team. If you're unable to participate, please consider making a donation to my fundraising campaign. Every dollar advances the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association®.
     Please feel free to share this information with those you think might be interested in supporting us in this cause.  
With our love and deep gratitude for your support,
Susan and Earl     
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