Retreats Please note that our North Carolina Dharma Teacher, Leslie Rawls, will be leading a week-end retreat only 2 hours (or so) from Asheville: "A TRANQUIL HEART IN A TUMULTUOUS WORLD"June 7-9, 2013 St. Francis Springs Retreat Center, Stoneville, NC (just north of Greensboro). This retreat is appropriate for folks who have never before attended a retreat, as well as for experienced retreatants. Please let one of the facilitators know if you would like to carpool! http://www.charlottemindfulness.org/retreats.html or email the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thay and Monastics US Tour 2013 Our teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, usually leads retreats here in the US every other year, and his 2013 USA Tour schedule is online and taking registrations. www.tnhtour.org Magnolia Grove Monastery in Miss. ~ Sept. 24-29. Blue Cliff Monastery in NY ~ August 25-30 (may be full with a wait list). Deer Park Monastery in California ~ October 11-16.
--------------- One of our facilitators, Anna Matheson, has been volunteering with inmates at the Buncombe County jail, teaching meditation. We are accepting donations of paperback books on behalf of the jail library. They are especially in need of books by Thay, or on mindfulness and meditation in general. Email for more info.
"When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending." Thay