“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” ― Albert Einstein
“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking” ― Albert Einstein
“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” ― Sophia Loren
I hope you are enjoying these mercurial days of May and that you are giving yourself the time to stop to create the spaciousness where creativity exists.
This is just a reminder that this coming Sunday the Sangha will meet at the West home (directions below) at 6 PM. There will be sitting/walking (in their beautiful garden - weather permitting) sitting meditation. We will continue to share Thay's writings on the Miracle of Mindfulness and share the Dharma. I hope you will be able to be there.
Next Sunday the 27th we will be meeting at our home.
There are talks available from the recent Order member retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery. One that you might be interested in is one given on inclusivity by Sr. The Nghiem and Valerie Brown. Just go to youtube and type in "OI retreat inclusivity"
There is also a wonderfully inspiring story about a village in India where one person has made a big difference by inspiring others...go to youtube and type in "This Village plants 111 trees whenever a girl is born"...Enjoy!!!
Until we meet, I hope you fostering the spaciousness to allow your imagination to offer you a preview of life's coming attractions!
with much love and gratitude, Joanne
DIRECTIONS TO THE WEST HOME
We live about 2 miles from URI. From rt 138, go north onto Old North Rd. (across the street from big sign ““Kingston Hill Store Books Used and Rare””. Also, just a smidge west of the 138/108 traffic light). Old North Rd starts off as a one way, continues on as a two way street, and finally ends as a T. You will see our corner property from there. Go left at the T (Old North Rd meets Stoneyfort Rd), and then a quick right onto Plantation Dr. We are the first home on the right (2nd driveway is easiest). Come on in the side door (porch/kitchen)!