― Desmond Tutu
― Henry Ward Beecher
It should be very rich.
This is a wonderful article about the power of our practice of deep listening. ..
and another…to water those seeds of joy
I hope you can join us for one or more of these gatherings…and until then enjoy the moments.
with much love and gratitude for you,
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.
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.
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.
Info about Winter Retreat practice from Susan.
Begin forwarded message:
Subject: [OI-Community] 90-Day Winter Retreat (at home)Date: November 23, 2016 at 12:22:33 PM ESTAn Invitation…90-Day Winter RetreatBegins on Sunday, November 27, 2016 and will conclude on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Participants will practice individually or as a sangha in their local community with online support and dharma sharing on Facebook.The SCHEDULE1 personally identified practice – please share in the comments below what that will be so we can support you.6 days a week 45 minutes silent sitting6 times a week silent meal 10 minutes3 days a week read out loud and or practicing touching the earth with a chapter from “Touching the Earth, Intimate conversations with the Buddha” or “Love Letters to the Earth”3 times a month practice with a local Sangha1 day each week with no work (Lazy Day)1 recitation per month of either the 5 Mindfulness Training or the 14 Mindfulness trainings. There is a telephone recitation of the 14MT that takes place on the First Sunday of each month and all are welcome.3 times a month participate in a Day of Mindfulness at one of the Plum Village Centers (you can skip this one if there is no practice center near you or find an opportunity locally to participate in a Day of Mindfulness)1 Dharma Talk per week (to be posted in the Facebook Group)Course MATERIALTouching the Earth, Intimate conversation with the Buddha (book)Love Letters to the Earth (book)2000 21-Day Retreat Videos “Eyes of the Buddha” (online video)Lastly, please help keep the Facebook Group as a container to support the practice. Our posts should focus on our practice during the 90-Day Retreat and not be used for information/news sharing.**A Note About FacebookFacebook is a super easy and convenient tool for us to support each other during the 90-Day Winter Retreat. However, we are aware that many individuals struggle with using and participating on Facebook. You have three options for limiting Facebook access while still participating in our Group.
- By far the easiest method to participate in the Group and not use Facebook is through the Facebook Groups Mobile App. With this app, you only see the Groups and nothing else.
- Always use this link https://www.facebook.com/
groups/197377563765897/ – it takes you straight to the Group and bypasses the normal Facebook home page.
- A possible alternative is that you can determine if you receive notifications and if those notifications will be delivered via email. In theory, you can participate with the Facebook group using email only – getting the posts via email and also being able to reply. However, with email you will not be able to initiate a new post; only being able to reply to posts and you will also need to click through to Facebook to see any video posts.