Being Peace Together Day of Mindfulness, January 27th, 2018

Being Peace Together: A Day of Mindfulness in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh with Dharma Teacher Joanne Friday

Join the Rhode Island Community of Mindfulness for a day of practice including silent meditation, walking meditation, a Dharma talk, and a Transmission Ceremony for the Five Mindfulness Trainings*

Saturday, January 27, 2018 • 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (check in at 9:30 a.m.)
Westminster Unitarian Church,119 Kenyon Ave., East Greenwich, RI 02818

$15 suggested donation at the door
Bring a vegetarian brown-bag lunch; tea will be provided

Click HERE for the DOM Registration Form

Questions about registration? Contact Stephanie at 401-465-5847, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. or email


*Information for those interested in receiving Transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings

If you are interested in receiving Transmission, there are several steps to the process.

1) Download and fill out an application to receive the Trainings. The deadline for Joanne Friday to receive applications is January 15, 2018. Find further directions on the form. Download the form here.

2) Consult with Joanne prior to the ceremony. As outlined below there will be a class tentatively scheduled for January 13, or if you are unable to make the class, a conference call (date and time TBD).

3) Review additional information from Joanne below.

Copy of the The Five Mindfulness Trainings


Preparation for the Transmission Ceremony

The Transmission Ceremony to formally receive Transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings is a joyous and heartening event. It is an opportunity for a mindfulness practitioner to make a commitment to oneself to deepen one’s practice and receive the support of the Sangha in doing this.

Since the time of the Buddha, people have expressed their commitment to follow the Buddha’s teachings and the Buddhist path of practice by taking refuge in the Three Jewels and by receiving transmission of the five Buddhist precepts, or trainings.

Joanne Friday was formally authorized by Thich Nhat Hanh to transmit the Refuges and Trainings. She will be conducting a Transmission Ceremony at the Day of Mindfulness on Saturday, January 27 at the Westminster Unitarian Church. Those seeking this transmission are invited to attend a class, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 13, at the Westminster Unitarian Church at 12 noon. For those unable to attend, a conference call will be offered.

It is suggested that those wishing to receive transmission, read the first half of “The Mindfulness Survival Kit” by Thich Nhat Hanh, in which Thay offers his commentary on the Five Mindfulness Trainings. The preparatory class will provide further explanation of the Trainings, explore ways they can be manifested in our daily lives, go over the ceremony itself, and the opportunity for questions and answers. Registering for the Day of Mindfulness and attending the class does not obligate you to receive the Transmission.