3-26-17 Sangha Gathering Tonight

  photo by me, hyacinth by the universe..a gift from Ann M

Spring is springing, the birds are singing,
 our hearts our winging with hopes for new beginnings!
Celebrating the miracle of impermanence!
 
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ― Alan W. Watts
 
“Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it.” ― W. Somerset Maugham
 
“Impermanence and selflessness are not negative aspect of life, but the very foundation on which life is built. Impermanence is the constant transformation of things. Without impermanence, there can be no life. Selflessness is the interdependent nature of all things. Without interdependence, nothing could exist.” ― Thich Nhat HanhYour True Home
 
 
Dear Friends,
 
I hope this finds you well, joining the dance  and celebrating impermanence which allows us to experience Springtime!!!, 
 
Thank you all who were able to be with us yesterday for a Day of Mindfulness. It is lovely to have a practice that helps us to maintain our balance and to be navigating turbulent waters with all of you.
 
This is just to let you know that there will be a gathering tonight at 6 PM at the home of the Van Horn's....info below. There will be sitting/walking/sitting meditation and a sharing of the Dharma. 
 
 
ENGAGED PRACTICE
 
The Social Action Committee has prepared it's survey and are looking into the best way to share it. It will be sent out with the next update....
 
In the meantime, some of you had asked me to resend the following from the last update.....
I know that I have heard from many who are concerned about things that are happening in our country.  Whatever your concerns or views...it is important to be well informed and to  share them with those who can do something to address them.  You might like to contact your  representatives and their contact info is available at https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
Sen. Jack Reed  (202) 224-4642
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse  (202) 224-2921
Rep. James Langevin 202-225-2735
Rep. David Ciccilini  202-225-4911
I have included some information below about some of the pending legislation that might be of some interest and about which you might like to make a call or write a love letter to your representatives.
 
 The 19 agencies that the administration's budget will eliminate are clearly described in this article

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!!!