watering seeds of joy!
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Albert Einstein
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. Eleonora Duse
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. Joseph Campbell
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Buddha
I hope you are well and happy and watering seeds of joy.
This is a reminder that there will be a gathering this coming Sunday at 6 PM at the home of the West's. (directions below) There will be sitting and walking meditation, looking at Thay's teachings from the "Art of Living" and sharing the Dharma. Linda will be facilitating and it should be a delight. I hope you can be there.
SANGHA PICNIC I also hope that you will SAVE THE DATE Saturday, October 6 when we will enjoy the annual RI Community of Mindfulness picnic at Colt State Park in Bristol. Shelter #3 at noon. Please bring a vegetarian dish, your family, your friends, your pets, a song, a poem, a game, an instrument....but most of all your joyful self. It is fun and a wonderful opportunity to meet folks from the other Sanghas that are part of our larger Community. I hope you will be able to join us.
PRAYER REQUESTS Please hold Ann Galkowski, her mother and family in your prayers and in your heart. You can send love in the form of a note to Ann at 43 Briarwood Ave. Middletown, RI 02842 or at her email Amski1965@yahoo.com
We received this request from Ann... "Please thank the sangha for their prayers and Metta. My mother has a doctors appointment this Thursday at which we may find out more about the appropriate level of care for her, whether hospice or continued home health. In any case she is more frail and in need of much more help than before her hospitalization and we are doing our best to take good care of her and family is coming in from different areas to visit. Prayers and Metta welcome!"
Please also continue to hold Laura French in your prayers...you can visit or send love in the form of a note to her at 179 fairway Drive, North Kingstown RI 02852.
Also if you would like to have a prayer request in the update please contact Tracey Buffum at 401 633 4214 and e-mail email@example.com see below for details.
And to inspire you with a reminder of the power of one....
Until we meet again, I hope that you see the basic goodness in yourself and everyone else. There are so many wonderful beings doing their best to make this world a better place.
with much love, many hugs and the joy of interbeing with you, 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)!