HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
Here is our neighbor with his new son.Last year the father looked just like his son does now.
What a miracle this lifetime is!
I was born by myself but carry the spirit and blood of my father, mother and my ancestors. So I am really never alone.
My identity is through that line.
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”
I hope you are all well, enjoying these beautiful days and feeling grateful to be given the gift of life so you can enjoy them!
We will be gathering tomorrow evening at our home at 725 Matunuck School House Rd in Wakefield at 6 PM. We will enjoy a sitting meditation, outdoor walking (if it doesn't rain) I will offer a talk and we will share the Dharma. I hope you will be able to join us.
I wanted to let you know that registration for the Cape Sangha Retreat which will be held from Sept 12-15 is now full. I hope those of you who want to be with us were able to register. If not, they usually they have a wait list - you might want to check. All the info and registration forms can be found at joannefriday.com/calendar
Also, the Sangha Picnic will be held Saturday, September 21 at Colt State Park. Please save the date and the details will follow. Bring your friends and family, friendly dogs, instruments, a vegetarian dish to share, games etc. It is a lovely place and a wonderful opportunity to get to now folks from all 7 of our Sanghas. I hope you will be able to join us.
Please also remember the Plum Village App. which is a wonderful resource for practice. There is a bell of mindfulness timer, songs, talks, guided meditations, etc. Enjoy!
I have also included a request for submissions to the Mindfulness Bell - the Order of Interbeing Journal -below. They are focusing on nourishing and protecting the Sangha...one of my favorite things!
Good News! Let's make every day a 1-4-3 day!
More Good news! Bodhsattvas everywhere!
I hope that we will be together soon and in the meantime,
enjoy every moment.
with much love and the deep peace of a quiet night for you,
LETTER FROM THE MINDFULNESS BELL
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Warm Greetings from Viet Nam. I hope, that wherever you are, you are experiencing a peaceful mind, a loving heart, and a body that is at ease.
As guest editor for the Winter/Spring 2020 issue of the Mindfulness Bell, I write to invite you to share your insight and experience with our readership, by offering an article for the benefit of all, to be included in this issue.
We have chosen, as our theme, the Tenth Mindfulness Training: Protecting and Nourishing the Sangha. This is a Training which has increased relevance in these times. We, of course, understand that to protect and nourish our Sangha, we are called to nourish our personal practice. How do we do this?
We all have much to learn and much to teach. Your offering will be deeply appreciated.
In the Dharma,