Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 24-06-2019

Sit-and-Share Topic 2019-06-24 Vince Cullen - Hungry Ghost Retreats - Nalagiri House - Fifth Precept Sangha

“For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.”

~ Viktor E. Frankl

This is this week’s topic for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Skype from 7:45 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time).

All welcome.

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Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 17-06-2019

Sit-and-Share Topic 2019-06-17 Vince Cullen - Hungry Ghost Retreats - Nalagiri House - Fifth Precept Sangha

“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.”

~ Ray Bradbury, [Farewell Summer]

This is this week’s topic for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Skype from 7:45 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time).

All welcome.

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Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 10-06-2019

Sit-and-Share Topic 2019-06-10 Vince Cullen - Hungry Ghost Retreats - Nalagiri House - Fifth Precept Sangha

“I can’t get no satisfaction, I can’t get no satisfaction
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no”

~ Songwriters: Keith Richards / Michael Jagger (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction lyrics © Abkco Music, Inc

This is this week’s topic for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Skype from 7:45 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time).

All welcome.

This week’s ‘Sit-and-Share’ host can be found here –

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Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 03-06-2019

Sit-and-Share Topic 2019-06-03 Vince Cullen - Hungry Ghost Retreats - Nalagiri House - Fifth Precept Sangha

“Being cut off from our own natural self-compassion is one of the greatest impairments we can suffer. Along with our ability to feel our own pain go our best hopes for healing, dignity and love.”

~ Gabor Mate

This is this week’s topic for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Skype from 7:45 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time).

All welcome.

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Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 27-05-2019

Sit-and-Share Topic 2019-05-27 Vince Cullen - Hungry Ghost Retreats - Nalagiri House - Fifth Precept Sangha

Confess All Your Hidden Faults.
Approach That Which You Find Repulsive.
Whoever You Think You Cannot Help – Help Them.
Anything You Are Attached To – Let Go Of It.
Go To the Places That Scare You.

~ Machig Labdrön (1055-1149) 11th-century Tibetan tantric Buddhist practitioner, teacher and yogini.

This is this week’s topic for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Skype from 7:45 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time).

All welcome.

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Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings. 
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 20-05-2019

Sit-and-Share Topic 2019-05-20 Vince Cullen - Hungry Ghost Retreats - Nalagiri House - Fifth Precept Sangha

“At death a person abandons
what he supposes as mine.
Realizing this, the wise
shouldn’t incline
to be devoted to mine-ness.”

~ Jara Sutta: Old Age – translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Alternatively…

“That which a man imagines to be his
will disappear at death.
Knowing this a wise man
will have no attachment (to anything).”

~ Jara Sutta: Old Age – translated from the Pali by John D. Ireland

This is this week’s topic for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Skype from 7:45 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time).

All welcome.

This week’s ‘Sit-and-Share’ host can be found here –

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Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 13-05-2019

Sit-and-Share Topic 2019-05-13 Vince Cullen - Hungry Ghost Retreats - Nalagiri House

“Like fever and pain, anxiety and low mood are useful normal responses to some situations.”

~ Randolph M. Nesse, Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry

This is this week’s topic for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Skype from 7:45 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time).

All welcome.

This week’s ‘Sit-and-Share’ host can be found here –

http://5th-precept.org/virtual-sit-and-share-meetings-via-…/

Please read ‘How to attend a Virtual Sit-and-Share meeting’ –

http://5th-precept.org/how-to-attend-a-virtual-sit-and-sha…/

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings. 
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 05-05-2019

Sit-and-Share Topic 2019-05-05 Vince Cullen - Hungry Ghost Retreats - Nalagiri House

“To see ourselves as just another person deserving love is a valuable exercise. Here we start to disidentify with ourselves, see ourselves in more objective terms. When we can see ourselves as just another imperfect human, equally deserving of love as anyone else, it becomes easier to offer love to ourselves.”

~ Kevin Griffin, “May All Beings Be Happy

This is this week’s topic for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Skype from 7:45 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time).

All welcome.

This week’s ‘Sit-and-Share’ host can be found here –

http://5th-precept.org/virtual-sit-and-share-meetings-via-…/

Please read ‘How to attend a Virtual Sit-and-Share meeting’ –

http://5th-precept.org/how-to-attend-a-virtual-sit-and-sha…/

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings. 
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 30-04-2019

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 2019-04-30 with Vince Cullen - Hungry Ghost Retreats - Nalagiri House

“As we change our own dysfunctional habits, we are simultaneously changing society.
Our own awakening is intertwined with the awakening of enlightened society.
If we can lose our personal appetite for aggression and addiction, the whole planet will rejoice.”

Pema Chödrön 
Taking the Leap : Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears [pages 98-99]

This is this week’s topic for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Skype from 7:45 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time).

All welcome.

This week’s ‘Sit-and-Share’ host can be found here –
http://5th-precept.org/virtual-sit-and-share-meetings-via-skype/

Please read ‘How to attend a Virtual Sit-and-Share meeting’ –
http://5th-precept.org/how-to-attend-a-virtual-sit-and-share-meeting/

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 23-04-2019

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 2019-04-23

“Our humanity is contingent on the humanity of our fellows. No person or group can be human alone. We rise above the animal together, or not at all. If we learned that lesson even this late in the day, we would have taken a truly millennial step forward.”

~ Chinua Achebe 1998 [Africa’s Tarnished Name]

This is this week’s topic for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Skype from 7:45 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time).

All welcome.

This week’s ‘Sit-and-Share’ host can be found here –

Virtual Sit and Share Meetings via Skype

Please read ‘How to attend a Virtual Sit-and-Share meeting’ –

How to Attend a Virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ Meeting

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.