Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 31-01-2021

Thich Nhat Hanh 'inviting' small bell held in hand

“The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don’t wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.” 

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

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4537777699

…alternatively, you can connect manually, with Zoom meeting ID 453 777 7699 and passcode ‘5ps‘.

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 Chance, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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


Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 28-01-2021

Books on shelves by fireplace.

“No one needs to be the victim of their own biography.”

~ George Kelly (1905 – 1967) founder of Constructive Alternativism.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4537777699

…alternatively, you can connect manually, with Zoom meeting ID 453 777 7699 and passcode ‘5ps‘.

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 before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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


Image – ‘Library Snug’ at Nalagiri House in Carrigahorig, County Tipperary, Ireland – October 2016

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 25-01-2021

Epitaph on the grave of Kazantzakis in Heraklion. It reads "I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free."

“I am a weak, ephemeral creature made of mud and dream. But I feel all the powers of the universe whirling within me.”

~ Nikos Kazantzakis from his book ‘The Saviours of God: Spiritual Exercises’ 

MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2021

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4537777699

…alternatively, you can connect manually, with Zoom meeting ID 453 777 7699 and passcode ‘5ps‘.

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 before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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


Image – Epitaph on the grave of Kazantzakis in Heraklion.
It reads “I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.”
Hartmut Riehm, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons  

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 24-01-2021

Sculpted hands reaching out...

All my life, my heart has sought a thing I cannot name.” Remembered line from a long-forgotten poem. 

~ Hunter S. Thompson from his book ‘Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4537777699

…alternatively, you can connect manually, with Zoom meeting ID 453 777 7699 and passcode ‘5ps‘.

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 Chance, and our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host will be Robert.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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Image – ‘Reaching Hands’ at the White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand – April 2018

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 21-01-2021

Colourful Buddhist Mandala

“There is a plurality to our being: We are one heart with many parts. We are one psyche holding many minds and many psychologies. This opens doors, and they are doors that urgently need opening… while we are not responsible for the conditioning that’s brought us where we are now, we are indeed accountable for what we do with it.

~ Ralph De La Rosa from his book Don’t Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Freak-Outs

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2021

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4537777699

…alternatively, you can connect manually, with Zoom meeting ID 453 777 7699 and passcode ‘5ps‘.

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 Donny, and our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host will be Vince.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 18-01-2021

Portrait of Dogen

To be in harmony with the oneness of things is not to have anxiety over imperfections.

~ Dōgen Zenji

MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2021

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4537777699

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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 Paul, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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Image – By Unknown author – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:DogenP2.JPG, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4162571

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 17-01-2021

Beware of (weather) conditions sign at Larrha Cemetery in County Tipperary Ireland

The events and circumstances of our lives do not happen by accident; rather they are the result of certain causes and conditions. When we understand the conditions necessary for something to happen, we can begin to take destiny into our own hands.

~ Joseph Goldstein, from Tricycle Magazine ‘The Evolution of Happiness’.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2021

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4537777699

…alternatively, you can connect manually, with Zoom meeting ID 453 777 7699 and passcode ‘5ps‘.

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 before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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Image – ‘Conditions’ at Lorrha Cemetery February 2019

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 14-01-2021

"Silence" sign at Christ Church (Shimla, India) with man meditating.

“And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.”

~ Buddha [An Analysis of the Path: Magga-Vibhaṅga Sutta  (SN 45:8)]

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4537777699

…alternatively, you can connect manually, with Zoom meeting ID 453 777 7699 and passcode ‘5ps‘.

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 Robert, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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Image – ‘Meditation in Christ Church – Shimla, India – October 2019’

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 11-01-2021

Ancient gravestones overlooking the sea.

Those who died yesterday had plans for this morning & those who died this morning had plans for tonight. Don’t take life for granted. In the blink of an eye everything can change. So forgive often & love with all your heart. You never know when you may not have that chance again.

~ tinybuddha.com

MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2021

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4537777699

…alternatively, you can connect manually, with Zoom meeting ID 453 777 7699 and passcode ‘5ps‘.

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 before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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Image – ‘The Long View – Layd Church’ – Cushendall, Antrim, Ireland – March 2020

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 10-01-2021

jiddu-krishnamurti-portrait

It is the truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti, philosopher, speaker and writer (1895 – 1986) from ‘The First and Last Freedom’.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2021

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4537777699

…alternatively, you can connect manually, with Zoom meeting ID 453 777 7699 and passcode ‘5ps‘.

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 Chance, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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