2/24/50 – 1/20/21
Dear Sangha Family and Friends,
We wish you all peace and ease, and hope you are finding comfort in so many wonderful memories of our precious sister, teacher, and friend, Joanne Friday. Joanne lived her life as a beautiful expression of Thay and the Buddha’s teachings, touching countless lives with her joyful and loving spirit, and truly embodying her Dharma name, True Joy of Giving/True Gift of Joy. Therefore, it is with joy in our own hearts that we invite you to join us for a Ceremony for the Deceased in honor of Joanne Friday, Wednesday, January 27th at 7 pm EST (the seventh day following her transition).
We will be gathering virtually together to offer our support for Joanne as she embarks upon the next steps in her journey, and our support for each other, as we remember the profound and transformational impact she had on all of our lives. Included at the bottom of this message is a link to register for the Ceremony, which will be held over Zoom. We suggest completing the registration process before 5 pm on Wednesday. You may also like to create an altar or sacred space near where you sit, and light a candle as the ceremony begins.
Once you have registered (which simply requires your name and email address), you will be sent the actual Zoom link in order to attend the Ceremony. It is possible for couples and families to register together under one email address, if you’d prefer. Please also feel free to share this message with friends and family whose lives were touched by Joanne’s presence and who may like to attend. All will be present in our hearts as we remember Joanne, who is continuing beautifully in each of us.
Bowing in Gratitude and Enfolding you all in Love,
The Rhode Island Community of Mindfulness
Ceremony for the Deceased for Joanne Friday
Offered by the Rhode Island Community of Mindfulness
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
7:00 p.m. on Zoom
Pre-registration required — use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkd-msqzIoE9MvKGOJInlq6vcRbrUYU9dp
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link and Passcode to join the meeting.
Our virtual Meditation Hall will open at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Please plan to join us on Zoom at least 5 minutes prior to the ceremony to settle into silent meditation.
If you have trouble registering, please feel free to contact Jess Skyleson at firstname.lastname@example.org.