Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 28-09-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-28-09-2020

“In me there have always been two fools, among others, one asking nothing better than to stay where he is and the other imagining that life might be slightly less horrible further on.”

~ Samuel Beckett from his novel ‘Molloy’

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188

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The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from 7:30 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time). This meeting’s topic was chosen by Beth, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or shortly after 9 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 24-09-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-24-09-2020

“A flower falls, even though we love it;
and a weed grows, even though we do not love it…
In this way our life should be understood.
Then there is no problem.”

~ Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (quoting Dogen Zenji)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188

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The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from 7:30 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time). This meeting’s topic was chosen by Jessica, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or shortly after 9 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 21-09-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-21-09-2020

“Non-surrender hardens your psychological form, the shell of the ego, and so creates a strong sense of separateness.”

~ Eckhart Tolle from his book ‘THE POWER OF NOW’

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188

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The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from 7:30 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time). This meeting’s topic was chosen by Vince, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or shortly after 9 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 17-09-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-17-09-2020

“The fancy chariots of kings wear out,
and this body too gets old.
But goodness never gets old:
so the true and good proclaim.”

Buddha to King Pasenadi (Old Age and Death (Jarāmaraṇa Sutta SN 3.3) translated by Bhikkhu Sujato)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188

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The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from 7:30 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time). This meeting’s topic was chosen by Kenny, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or shortly after 9 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 14-09-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-14-09-2020

“He who having been heedless is heedless no more,
illuminates this world like the moon freed from the clouds.”

~ Dhammapada verse 172

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188

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The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from 7:30 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time). This meeting’s topic was chosen by Patrick, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or shortly after 9 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 10-09-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-14-09-2020

“Having found no companion
who has travelled at least as far as ourselves,
it is better to go alone
than to accompany those who remain irresolute.”

~ Dhammapada verse 61

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188

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The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from 7:30 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time). This meeting’s topic was chosen by Jessica, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or shortly after 9 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 07-09-2020

"The ego is a defence mechanism against childhood pain, unbearable pain. It always feels hurt, wants power and approval, capable of using other people to get what we need. The ego is what we build to replace our connection to ourselves (which is lost through trauma). Whenever we are upset, ego has taken over." ~ Gabor Maté

“The ego is a defence mechanism against childhood pain, unbearable pain. It always feels hurt, wants power and approval, capable of using other people to get what we need. The ego is what we build to replace our connection to ourselves (which is lost through trauma). Whenever we are upset, ego has taken over.”

~ Gabor Maté

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188

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The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from 7:30 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time). This meeting’s topic was chosen by Jessica, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or shortly after 9 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 03-09-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-03-09-2020

MEDITATION (BHAVANA) / UNDERSTANDING (PANNA)

“Indeed, wisdom is born of meditation; without meditation wisdom is lost. Knowing this twofold path of gain and loss of wisdom, one should conduct oneself so that wisdom may increase.”

~ Dhammapada verse 282

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188

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The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from 7:30 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time). This meeting’s topic was chosen by Andrew, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or shortly after 9 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 31-08-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-31-08-2020

CRAVING (TANHA) / CLINGING (UPADANA) / WISE-HEARTEDNESS (BRAHMA-VIHARAS)

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh wrote in his book The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation.

MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188

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The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from 7:30 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time). This meeting’s topic was chosen by Jacob, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or shortly after 9 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 27-08-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-27-08-2020

MINDFULNESS (SATI) / MIND (CITTA)

“The spacious mind has room for everything. It is like the space in a room, which is never harmed by what goes in and out of it.”

~ Ajahn Sumedho, “Noticing Space”

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188

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The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from 7:30 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time). This meeting’s topic was chosen by Vince, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or shortly after 9 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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