The East Side Sangha is part of a larger community of mindfulness throughout Rhode Island, New England, and the world. We are encouraged to participate in functions as part of the larger community, such as days of mindfulness, retreats at Blue Cliffs Monastery, Plum Village, and attending other local meditation groups.
Calendar of Local Events
Information on the Global Community of Mindfulness
Blue Cliffs Monastery (located near Pine Bush, NY)
Rhode Island Community of Mindfulness Meditation Groups
Clear Heart Sangha
Time: 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month from 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: See www.clearheartsangha.org
Radiant Bell Sangha
Time: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 8:00-9:30 am
Location: Bell Street Chapel, 5 Bell St., Providence, RI 02909
Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: St. Matthew's Church, 5 Chapel Rd., Barrington, RI, 02806
Time: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm.
Location: Westminster Unitarian Church, 119 Kenyon Ave., East Greenwich, RI, 02818
Joanne Friday, Chan Lac Thi, is the guiding teacher for these Rhode Island meditation groups, where she frequently offers dharma talks. She received authority to teach from the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh.