2-25-18 Sangha Update

Spring fever is bursting out all over!

“From the ashes I rise. I am blooming into something radiant.” ― Melody Lee

In the garden of my heart, the flowers of peace bloom beautifully. Thich Nhat Hanh

Let's remember that our children's spirits are more important than any material things. When we do, self-esteem and love blossoms and grows more beautifully than any bed of flowers ever could. Jack Canfield

Dear Friends,

I hope you are well and enjoying these early inklings of springtime. At this difficult time in our country, let's remember that our children's spirits are more important than any material things and do everything we can to take very good care of them.

This is just a reminder that there will be a gathering at the Van Horn Home tonight at 6 PM (directions below) with sitting/ walking meditation and sharing the Dharma. It should be lovely.

There are also lots of upcoming opportunities for practice...


Cultivating the Collective Energy of Interbeing: A Day of Mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh Saturday, March 10, 201 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Franklin, MA all of the info and registration forms can be found at joannefriday.com/calendar

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE ALDERSGATE RETREAT! May 18-22 - If you are interested in attending, please register now. It tends to fill up and we don't want you to be disappointed. There is also an early bird discount if you register by March 1! It is always a lovely retreat. I hope you can join us. We also have some scholarship money, thanks to all of the generosity of the Sangha over the year...so please apply if you need to. All the registration materials available at joannefriday.com/calendar If you would like to be part of the Sangha google group, please contact Cindy at westnest5@verizon.net

Some Sangha members created a Face Book page for the Rhode Island Community of Mindfulness you may want to check it out.

and for smiles....last time I shared a talk by Thay on True love...here is a story about Mr. Rogers and True Love....Enjoy!


I am not yet out of the woods with this knee so prayers and healing energy would be appreciated! Thank you!

with much love and gratitude for all of you,


The Joy of Being at Peace: With Ourselves, Each Other and Life As It Is

A Mindfulness Retreat in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh with Dharma Teacher Joanne Friday

May 18-22, 2018

Camp Aldersgate, North Scituate, Rhode Island Offered by the Rhode Island Community of Mindfulness Joanne Friday of the Tiep Hien Order will share the Dharma that has been passed on to her from the Buddha through Thich Nhat Hanh, her beloved teacher for over 20 years.

The transformative energy of these teachings has been the greatest gift she has received, and passing it on to others is her greatest joy.

Periods of sitting and walking meditation as well as daily Dharma talks. To deepen the process of inner transformation, we will embrace noble silence throughout the retreat.

This retreat usually fills quickly Register by March 15 and save $25

Find the flier/registration form at joannefriday.com, or just click below to download.

Download the registration form now

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!!!