The time for seed planting is upon us....
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.
Harry S Truman
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
I hope this finds you well and that you are nurturing all of the highest and best seeds in yourself and everyone you meet.
There will be a gathering tomorrow evening at 6 PM at St. Augustine Episcopal Church on Lower College Rd. in Kingston. Cindy will facilitate and Steph will be minding the bell. There will be sitting/walking/sitting meditation , a talk from Thay and a sharing of the Dharma. It is always lovely to be able to be joyfully together in such a beautiful space. I hope you will be able to attend.
The registration for the Aldersgate Retreat, May 15-19 has been going very well. There have been more folks responding early...so if you would like to join us, please be sure to sign up soon. Please remember that there are scholarships available...so don't let finances be a hindrance. All of the registration info is available at joannefriday.com
Please continue to hold Laura French in your prayers. She is unable to communicate, but enjoys receiving cards. You can send her a love note at
South County Nursing and Rehabilitation
740 Oak Hill Rd,
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Here is a talk that will water all of your wholesome seeds....
Dharma Talk by Brother Phap Dung on Discourse on Taking Refute in Oneself:
and speaking of seeds,...
I consider the planting of seeds of plants and in people to be an act of radical optimism!
I hope that we will be able to be together soon and in the meantime,
I hope you are tending your gardens with lovingkindness.
with much love for every one of you,