9-23-16 Sangha Update

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Walking Meditation…

Come walk in peace with leaders of all different faith traditions at the annual Peace Walk at Burnside Park at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence this Saturday, September 24th between 3-4.

This will be part of the Annual International Day of Peace Celebration which will run from 11-4.

Lots of wonderful performances and activities all day.

I hope you can join us.

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all well and enjoying this first beautiful day of autumn.

We are living in challenging times. I have a friend in Charlotte, NC who’s biracial son is a policeman who has been getting rocks thrown at him. (Please hold everyone there in your prayers.) At the same time that racism is being demonstrated in our country and riots are resulting from ages of injustice, we had the opening of the National Museum of African American History. https://nmaahc.si.edu  (wonderful website) to help raise awareness.  We are all being called upon to wake up and deepen our understanding, and look at ourselves and to see how we might be of help.

It looks like there is a wonderful opportunity to do that coming up as an online 3 part course that you might like to check out. This information was shared by our friend from the Boston Sangha, Janey Gilman (thank you Janey!)

“Dear friends,  in conversations and sharing with many of my sangha siblings over the years, I hear the yearning to be agents for justice and equality for everyone. Some of us feel quite stumped at the amount of pain we feel concerning negative stereotypes. And while we may want to be part of the solution we recognize that our own privilege is a stumbling block. 

So I’m writing to let you know that the organization, White Awake, will hold an on-line seminar that looks wonderful. The organizers of WA are aligned with our sangha aspirations and some of them practice in our tradition. Also they are marvelous presenters and the on-line materials are terrific. you might enjoy googling you way around the website & getting a sense of their work. Smiles, Janey  “

http://us12.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8543cc22241d43e4b8db0515b&id=b5d32df00d&e=fbdd8e0ed2

There is also a series of lectures being offered again this year for the Honors Colloquium at URI with the focus being Inequality. The lectures are at 7 PM on Tuesdays. You can check the website for more info at http://web.uri.edu/hc/

SANGHA GATHERING

This is a reminder that there will be a Sangha gathering this coming Sunday evening at6 PM at the home of the Van Horns. There will be sitting/walking/sitting mediation and a sharing of the Dharma. I hope you will be able to make it….directions are below.

PRAYER REQUEST

Please continue to hold our own dear Adria in your prayers and in your hearts . We were so happy to hear that the surgery was a success…it seems that it was the best possible outcome, but the recovery will be a long process. If you can help with meals, errands, driving, etc. please contact Clare at clare2sartori@gmail.com

If you would like to be a part of the googlegroup so that you can correspond directly with other Sangha members, please contact Cindy at westnest5@verizon.net

The Senexet Retreat – Being an Island of Peace in a Stormy Sea: Practices for creating peace in a chaotic world  will be happening from Oct 14-16. You can find information and registration forms at joannefriday.com/calendar

The Contemplative Studies Initiative at Brown University proudly introduces it’s Fall 2016 Lecture Series:  “Mindfulness, Science and Society.”  Please join us for these exciting lectures and please advertise them to your classes and your mailing lists. These are, in most cases, once in a lifetime opportunities to hear these distinguished scholars and researchers.

https://www.brown.edu/academics/contemplative-studies/mindfulness-science-and-society-lecture-series

So we are confronted with many wonderful opportunities to deepen our practice, our understanding and become more and more able to be peace. We are so blessed!

If you were not able to join us for the Cape Retreat….they created a video for Thay’s Continuation Day

Cape Sangha Retreat 2016   Its description

We continue Thay by growing our sanghas. At Cape Sangha’s Retreat with our Dharma teacher, Joanne Friday, we share our love and practice through song, meditation, and Dharma talks. Surrounded by sea and sky we watch the sun set and the full moon rise.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gItwzlxSa3o Enjoy!

with love and the song of the wind in the pines 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.
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.

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