The return of the light...
clocks spring forward on Sunday morning!
Kindness is like snow.
It beautifies everything it covers.
Snow was falling so much like stars
filling the dark trees as one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.
Silence is loaded with answers.
I hope you are all well and keeping warm and cozy on this chilly night.
I also hope that in the silence you are finding lots of answers.
I have the answer for something lovely to do on Sunday evening...come sit with the Sangha. We will be gathering at the West home (directions below) at 6 PM. We will enjoy sitting/walking/sitting meditation, continue to look at Thay's teachings from the book "The Art of Living" and share the Dharma. I hope you will be able to be with us.
Tomorrow morning at 10 AM we will be gathering at the Providence Friend's Meeting on Morris Ave. It is a Sangha for all ages. We sing, meditate and there is a craft project for the children. The meeting ends at 11:30 and folks are welcome to stay for refreshments until 12. If you have children or enjoy being with children, please join us.
There are still a few spaces available for the Aldersgate Retreat.
If you would like to join us, please register soon. all the info and registration forms are at joannefriday.com. Scholarships are available.
In honor of Women's History Month, I have included an article about Sister Chan Khong who has practiced with Thay for oveer 50 years and is a remarkable woman...from the Lion's Roar magazine.
However long you sit...until we meet again, enjoy every minute!
with much love and the deep peace of a silent night,
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)!