This intergenerational, family-friendly community (also called a "Sangha) practices in the tradition of the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen master who is based out of Plum Village in France. For more information on this practice lineage, including descriptions of Thich Nhat Hanh, the broader Sangha, teachings and practices, please click on http://www.plumvillage.org/index.php.
Joanne Friday, Chan Lac Thi, is the local guiding dharma teacher for the Sangha, and the Rhode Island Sanghas listed on the Community webpage, where she frequently offers dharma talks ("dharma" means Buddhist teachings). She received authority to teach from the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. You are welcome to visit her website that provides sample talks and other information about her teachings at joannefriday.com.