12-20-16 Sangha Update

Wishing you every possible blessingfor this holiday season.

Dear Friends,

I hope this finds you happy and warm and cozy.

I wanted to remind everyone that there will  not be a gathering next Sunday at the Van Horns as it is Christmas day. We will be meeting at our home the following Sunday, New Years Day for our annual New Year Ceremony. We bring photos of our ancestors and whatever bells we have...to honor our ancestors and ring in the new year. I hope you will be able to be with us.

The registration is open for the Day of Mindfulness on January 7 at the Westminster Unitarian Church in East Greenwich. (see below) Those who attended the Blue Cliff Retreat on Facilitation and Sangha building will share what they learned and we will have a chance to look together at ways to strengthen our community and be joyfully together! I hope you will be able to be with us.

For those of you who would like to be able to communicate with Sangha members directly, please contact Cindy West westnest5@verizon.net  to get on our google groups list. 

Our Sanghas between Baltimore and Washington are organizing a sign up for housing for Sangha members for the Women's March on Washington. When that is ready, I will get it out to you.

It was a delight to be able to be together on Sunday.

Some of you requested the song I shared...here is the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8boCrXOp9M   (you can also purchase it on itunes http://www.brianclaflin.com/claflin-grace). Enjoy!

with much love and prayers for peace for you,


We Go As A River Being Joyfully Together  

A  Day of Mindfulness on Facilitation and Sangha Building offered by the RI Community of Mindfulness

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017 9:30 - 4:00 

Westminster Unitarian Church, 119 Kenyon Ave. East Greenwich, RI

Practitioners from the Rhode Island Community of Mindfulness who attended the Facilitator’s Retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery (including Dharma teacher Joanne Friday) welcome you to deepen your practice and look at ways to strengthen the Sangha. We hope you will be able to join us.

Please bring a cushion or bench, if you use one….there are plenty of chairs. Please bring a brown bag vegetarian lunch along with a mug and napkin. Tea will be provided.

Registration is required to help us plan for the day Here is the link

There is no fee but donations to the church will be deeply appreciated.

Contact Philip with questions about registration at philip58@gmail.com or at 401-699-4029, any day between 7 am and 7 pm.