5-5-18 Sangha Update

Our new neighbors...5 little boys!

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ― Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

“Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.” ―May Sarton

“When you realize that eternity is right here now, that it is within your possibility to experience the eternity of your own truth and being, then you grasp the following: That which you are was never born and will never die. . . . (90)” Joseph Campbell, Though Art That; Transforming Religious Metaphor

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all well and enjoying every single miracle of this springtime. Baby lambs being one I particularly love! The other is hummingbirds and they have returned. I saw them hovering around where we had our feeder last year...mixed up some food and within an hour they were feeding. I am amazed that out of all the places in the world, they find their way back to our feeder! How do they do it! Another wonderful mystery.

This is just a reminder that we will be meeting at the Unitarian Church in Peace Dale tomorrow evening at 6 PM. We will enjoy sitting meditation, continue to learn from Thay's book Creating True Peace, recite the Five Trainings and share the Dharma. I hope you will be able to be with us. It will be wonderful to be able to be together again.

To see the miracle in action....google this.....

Bean Time-Lapse - 25 days | Soil cross section

To water some more seeds of joy...google or type in youtube the following...

I could watch these tiny goats play all day!

Again thank you for all of your wonderful cards and wishes. I am very moved and my heart is very full. Please continue to hold Richard and me in your prayers.

with much love and gratitude for you, Joanne