6-2-18 Sangha Update

Oh what a beautiful morning!

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece” ― Claude Monet

“If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. 'Green fingers' are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart.” ― Russell Page, The Education of a Gardener

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” ― Ruth Stout

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. — May Sarton

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Dear Friends,

I hope you are well and enjoying this glorious day!

This is a reminder that we will be gathering at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County at 27 North Rd. in Peace Dale at 6 PM Sunday evening. We will enjoy sitting meditation, reciting the Five Mindfulness Trainings and sharing the Dharma. I hope that you will be able to be with us.

Help Needed!

I am not able to do all that I have been doing over the years, so I am very grateful that a small group of Sangha members have been looking at ways to take care of and strengthen the Sangha. They are inviting all who might be interested in helping out to attend a gathering on Monday evening, June 25th at the home of the Buffums from 7-8:30PM. If you enjoy the Sangha and feel that you have benefited from the practice, it would be wonderful if you would be willing to participate in this care taking effort. This will not be a huge commitment of time. There will perhaps be three gatherings a year. If you are interested, please contact Cindy at westnest5@verizon.net. Also, if you would like to participate, but cannot make the 25th gathering, please contact Cindy and the group will keep you in the loop. Thank you in advance to all of you who might be willing to help.

This is just a heads up that the Cape Sangha has opened registration for it's annual retreat. It is held at the Craigville Conference Center in a beautiful spot where we can do walking meditation to the beach. It is always a delight. I hope that you will be able to be with us. All of the information and registration forms are available at joannefriday.com/calendar

If you need to have your spirits lifted, and become more optimistic about the future.... go to youtube and type in "Heal the World, Child Prodigies" Enjoy!!

I hope we can be together tomorrow evening. ...until then enjoy every moment....I am presently enjoying the ratcheting songs of the wood frogs.

with much love, Joanne