Joanne’s Calendar

Please note that Joanne’s scheduled presence at Sangha meetings is subject to change.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date! RI Community of Mindfulness Sangha Picnic

Location: Colt State Park, Route 114, Bristol, RI. Shelter #3.
Date: Saturday September 10, 2016, 11am-3pm or so.

Bring your famly, friends, games, songs, instruments, poems and a vegetarian dish to share and your joyful self!

Sitting in the Autumn Breeze

The Cape Sangha’s annual four-day silent meditation retreat

Sept. 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2016, at the Craigville Retreat Center, 208 Lake Elizabeth Drive, Centerville, MA 02632 with Beloved Dharma Teacher Joanne Friday

Registration and Waiting list are full! (More information and Registration Form.)

There may be an opportunity to formally receive the Five Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing. If you are interested in this, please contact James Kershner at

Save the date! 3:30-4pm September 24, Saturday. Peace Walk, Burnside Park, Providence RI. For more information on the Peace Fest, click HERE

Weekend Retreat with Joanne Friday at Senexet House, Woodstock, CT

Being an Island of Peace in a Stormy Sea: Practices for creating peace in a chaotic world

Location: Senexet House, 276 Senexet Rd, Woodstock, CT 06281 (
October 14, 15, and 16, 2016
Retreat Hours: Friday 7:00 pm through Sunday 2:30 pm.

For registration form and more information, please click Registration Form.

Sahgha Facilitator’s Retreat, Blue Cliff Monastery.

Location: Blue Cliff Monastery, Hotel Rd, Pine Bush, NY 12566 (
Date: October 20th-23rd 2016.

This retreat is for lay Sangha facilitators in the Plum Village Tradition. We recognize that the Sangha facilitator is a vital link for Thay’s continuation, and would like to support facilitators to deepen skills, connect with one another by practicing together, and share experiences around common issues that arise when facilitating a Sangha. Open to all practitioners (OI or not) who are facilitating or want to facilitate a Sangha in the Plum Village Tradition.

Registration Information: Click Sangha Facilitator’s Retreat Oct 2016 information for more details.

Note: This calendar page refers to sangha events and meetings at which Joanne expects to be present. For a schedule of local sangha meetings, please see Sangha Locations & Times.

If you experience problems seeing the calendar below, please click here to access the calendar directly.