Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 02-11-2020

Many hands joined.

You can recognize a good-hearted friend who’s the same in good times and bad on four grounds. They tell you secrets.
They keep your secrets.
They don’t abandon you in times of trouble.
They’d even give their life for you.

~ Buddha’s Advice to Sigālaka’

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2020

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/553721188?pwd=NXdmSnFSQUVTWFVhMk13dHMzVlRDQT09

If you are asked for a passcode just enter: 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 Paul, 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’.


[Image by Bob Dmyt from Pixabay]

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 29-10-2020

Oscar Wilde lounging on a sofa.

A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so absolutely unbearable that we have to alter it every six months!

~ Oscar Wilde, ‘The Philosophy of Dress’, New York Tribune, April 19th, 1885

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/553721188?pwd=NXdmSnFSQUVTWFVhMk13dHMzVlRDQT09

If you are asked for a passcode then enter: 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 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 26-10-2020

Indian acrobats supporting each other at top of pole.

Thinking ‘I’ll look after myself,’
you should cultivate mindfulness meditation.
Thinking ‘I’ll look after others,’
you should cultivate mindfulness meditation.
Looking after yourself, you look after others;
and looking after others, you look after yourself.

~ Buddha ‘At Sedaka’ (SN 47.19) translated by Bhikkhu Sujato, 2018.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/553721188?pwd=NXdmSnFSQUVTWFVhMk13dHMzVlRDQT09

If you are asked for a passcode just enter: 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 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 22-10-2020

A derelict building with one doorway bricked-up and one doorway open. The word ABANDONED is painted on the wall.

From Abstinence to Abandonment,
From “I can’t drink” to “I don’t drink”,
From “I can’t use” to “I don’t use”.

~ Vince Cullen, From abstinence to abandonment: the change in attitude that saved my life.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020

No registration required. The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/553721188?pwd=NXdmSnFSQUVTWFVhMk13dHMzVlRDQT09

If you are asked for a passcode then enter: 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 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’.

Image taken at Hungry Ghost Retreat, April 2018, (New Life Foundation – Thailand) by Maroussia Mbaye and used with kind permission.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 19-10-2020

Stormy sea and sky at Malin Head, Ireland

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/553721188?pwd=NXdmSnFSQUVTWFVhMk13dHMzVlRDQT09

No registration is needed.

If you are asked for a passcode then enter: 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 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 15-10-2020

Heart with the words "May I always act from the Heart" written inside.

“Why do we have to listen to our hearts?” the boy asked.
“Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure.”

~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020

The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/553721188?pwd=NXdmSnFSQUVTWFVhMk13dHMzVlRDQT09

No registration required.

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, 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’.

Image taken at Hungry Ghost Retreat, April 2018, (New Life Foundation – Thailand) by Maroussia Mbaye and used with kind permission.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 12-10-2020

Buddha Statue sitting on a ledge at Nalagiri House

More often than we might think, there is nothing we can do beyond coming to terms with our experience not as we want it to be, but with it as it is.

~ Meikyo Robert Rosenbaum, “Breathless”

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/553721188?pwd=NXdmSnFSQUVTWFVhMk13dHMzVlRDQT09

No registration is needed.

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’.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 08-10-2020

Open hand - non-grasping or clinging

Do everything with a mind that lets go.
Don’t accept praise or gain or anything else.
If you let go a little you a will have a little peace;
if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace;
if you let go completely you will have complete peace.


~ Ajahn Chah

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2020

The meeting link is –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/553721188?pwd=NXdmSnFSQUVTWFVhMk13dHMzVlRDQT09

No registration required.

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.

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

Image taken at Hungry Ghost Retreat, April 2018, (New Life Foundation – Thailand) by Maroussia Mbaye and used with kind permission.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 05-10-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-01-10-2020

THE WORM’S WAKING

This is how a human being can change:
there’s a worm addicted to eating
grape leaves.
Suddenly he wakes up,
call it grace, whatever, something
wakes him, and he’s no longer
a worm.
He’s the entire vineyard,
and the orchard too, the fruit, the trunks,
a growing wisdom and joy
that doesn’t need
to devour.

~ Coleman Barks, Translator, The Essential Rumi (San Fransico: Harper Collins, 1995)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/553721188?pwd=NXdmSnFSQUVTWFVhMk13dHMzVlRDQT09

No registration is needed.

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 Filly, 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 01-10-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-01-10-2020

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”

~ Steve Maraboli from his book ‘Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience’

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2020

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

If you are asked for a password then please enter > 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 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.

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