Happy Easter, Happy Passover!
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful springtime and enjoying the Full Pink Moon, Passover, Easter and Earth Day. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. The Christians are celebrating the resurrection of Christ. An extraordinary time of year - a beautiful time of rebirth and renewal .May all of you who are celebrating have a blessed holiday and may we all do our best to take good care of our mother earth.
We will be gathering on Sunday evening at 6 PM at our home at 725 Matunuck School House Rd. We will enjoy sitting, walking, (perhaps outdoors if the weather permits) sitting meditation, sharing the Dharma and being joyfully together. I hope you will be able to be with us.
May 4 - Day of Mindfulness - Riding the Waves of Birth and Death Gracefully with the First Light Sangha, Orleans, Cape Cod, MA go to joannefriday.com for registration info.
May 15-19 Aldersgate Retreat, Scituate, RI - Collective Awakening; Cultivating the Beloved Commuity - Registration is filled, but there is a waiting list at joannefriday.com
There is a Cape Sangha Retreat in September...save the dates Sept. 12-15
Registration is not yet open.
It is good to remember renewal and new beginnings in the challenging times in which we live. Thay has been such a beautiful embodiment of the power of one person to inspire others and have them join him in his aspiration to transform and heal our unskillful states of mind so we can live in the awareness of interbeing and be peace. I am feeling enormous gratitude that he has given us a wonderful road map to help us navigate these times and to maintain our peace of mind and to be of some help.
One of Thay's friends was Thomas Merton. He offers us this beautiful reminder…
and Rev. Curry...at a time when we hear there is no room at the Inn.....
May we keep our eyes on the helpers and do what we can out of love for our fellow beings.
I hope we are together soon and in the meantime, I hope you and yours are enjoying this wonderful weekend.
with much love and boundless gratitude for being on this beautiful Path with all of you,