3-22-14 Sangha Update

Spring is springing out all over…can this be far behind?

It’s spring again.
The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Dear Friends,

I hope you are enjoying every single minute of springtime’s unfolding. Today…the second day of spring… we saw two honeybees visiting our winter aconite, the woodcocks are doing their mating dance each evening and a pair of Cooper’s Hawks have returned. What an amazing design!

This is just a short note to let you know that there will be a gathering tomorrow evening at the home of Robert and Monica. There will be sitting/walking/sitting meditation, listening to talk and sharing the Dharma. I hope you will be able to be with us. The contact info and directions are below.

Please remember that there will be a meeting of the RI Community of Mindfulness Care Taking Council…on Saturday the 29th at 10 AM at the Bell Street Chapel. If you would like to join us and help support the sangha, please come.

Last Sunday we had a gathering here and we are going to be creating a contact email for the Sangha so that you can all communicate directly with each other if you wish. If you would like to be a part of that list serve, you will need to sign on with Cindy West. She is at westnest5@verizon.net

Remember that you can access Thay’s talks at tnhaudio.org and some of the monastics have been offering Dharma talks during this Winter Retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery…you can access them at bluecliffmonastery.org. You can also access their retreat schedule.

Also, I hope that you will be able to join us at the Aldersgate Retreat, May 16-20. It is a wonderful time to deepen our practice together.
Retreat in Rhode IslandMay 16-20, 2014
Coming Home: Cultivating Fearlessness, Freedom, and Joy
Camp Aldersgate, North Scituate, Rhode Island
Offered by the Rhode Island Community of Mindfulness
Informational flyer and registration form:
Please don’t be deterred by financial concerns. We have some funds for scholarships.

Engaged Practice…..
I have also included a link to a ProJo poll as to whether folks would want gun regulations. Up until now results are 10-1 against any regulation. If you would like to take part, the link is below.

I hope you will be able to be with us tomorrow and until then, I hope you are enjoying this evening.

with much love, many hugs, and the miracle of a sparrow building a nest for you,
Joanne
Directions to and Parking for the Van Horn Home
Address:  24 Mallory Lane    Wakefield, RI  02879
Phone:  401-871-1838
from the North:
Take US 1-S to RI-138
Turn right onto RI-138; drive for about 3.5 miles
Turn left onto RI-108 S/Kingstown Rd.; drive for 2 miles. You will pass the SK police station, then later a pond, and the Pump House Restaurant on your right.
Take the next left onto Rodman Street.  (Street sign is hard to see; Dennis Moffit Painting is on the corner and the Peace Dale Mill is on the left.) You will pass the bike path and one stop sign.
Mallory Lane will be on your left.  Our house is the second on the left.
See below for parking.
From the South/West:
Take US-1/N past the Matunuck exits
Take the Pond St. exit. (right after an exit for Post Rd.)
Turn left onto Pond St.  Continue until Pond dead ends onto Main.
Turn right onto Main.  Drive a short distance
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Turn left onto High St.  Drive past town hall.
In about 0.6 mi, turn left onto Allen.
At stop sign, turn right onto Rodman.  Continue past one stop sign.  Mallory Lane is on the right.  Our house is the second on the left
Parking:
Our street is narrow, so we ask that you not part on the street.  3-4 cars will fit in our driveway.  If there is  no space left in the driveway, you can park on Jennifer Dr.  Turn left back onto Rodman, and make a quick right onto Jennifer Dr.  Thank you!!!


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Mothers Against Gun Violence….ProJo poll …do you support gun regulations?
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