5-26-18 Sangha Update

The Deep Peace of a Morning in the Garden for You...

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi

“When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.” ― Fred Rogers

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” ― Albert Einstein

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” ― Gautama Buddha

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" Jimi Hendrix/ William Gladstone

Dear Friends,

I hope that this finds you enjoying this glorious morning and being peace.

On this Memorial Day weekend, I can think of no better way to honor those who have died in so many wars than to cultivate our capacity to be peace and to resolve conflicts peacefully.

We can do just that tomorrow evening when we gather at our home at 725 Matunuck School House Rd in Wakefield at 6 PM. We will enjoy sitting / walking (in the garden -weather permitting / sitting meditation, I will offer some practices for being peace and we will share the Dharma. I hope that you will be able to be with us.

There is a delightful Dharma talk by Thay that you can access on youtube by typing in ... "Why do people have different Karma"? Enjoy!

A deep bow of gratitude to all of you who helped with and attended the Aldersgate Retreat. It was lovely to be able to practice together again. There will be another opportunity in September to practice with the Cape Sangha at the Craigville Conference Center...a beautiful spot and a lovely opportunity to deepen our practice. This is from the registrar...Dear Friends, I am sending along the Cape Sangha Retreat registration letter for the fall retreat at Craigville Village on September 13-16th, 2018. Spaces fill up quickly and registration begins on May 28, 2018. Hope you can join us for this wonderful retreat. Jean Begg, registrar. The forms will soon be found on joannefriday.com

If you would like to be able to connect with other members of the Sangha directly and get updates on ride shares, events that are happening and social action opportunities, you might like to sign up for the Sangha google group....just contact Cindy West at westnest5@verizon.net

I hope you will be able to be with us tomorrow. Until then, enjoy this lovely day, remember to breathe and be peace.

with much love, Joanne