Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 13-07-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-13-07-2020

CITTA (MIND)

“We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is part of thought.”

~ John Hughlings Jackson, FRS (4 April 1835 – 7 October 1911) English neurologist best known for his research on epilepsy.

MONDAY, JULY 13, 2020

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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 Colin, 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 09-07-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-09-07-2020

DUKKHA (STRESS) / TANHA (CRAVING) / MUDITA (GRATITUDE)

“Knowing how an instrument works is tremendously empowering; we can use it to its fullest extent. With our own suffering, instead of shrinking away from it or beating ourselves up for having gotten caught up in yet another habit loop, we can pull out our compass and ask ourselves, “Where am I headed with this?” We can even bow to our habit in a gesture of gratitude because in fact, in this moment, it is acting as a teacher, helping us learn about ourselves and our habitual reactivity so that we can grow from the experience.”

~ Judson Brewer ‘The Craving Mind’

THURSDAY, JULY 09, 2020

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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 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.

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Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 06-07-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-06-07-2020

FEAR / AVERSION / EQUANIMITY

“We must eradicate from the soul all fear and terror of what comes towards us out of the future. We must acquire serenity in all feelings and sensibilities concerning the future. We must look forward with absolute equanimity to all that may come, and we must think only that whatever comes is given to us by a world direction full of wisdom.

It is part of what we must learn in this age, namely, to live out of pure trust, without any security in existence; trust in the ever present help of the spiritual world, Truly nothing else will do if our courage is not to fail us. Let us discipline our will, and let us seek the awakening from within ourselves, every morning and every evening.”

~ Rudolf Steiner

MONDAY, JULY 06, 2020

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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 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 02-07-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-02-07-2020

TRUTH / SUFFERING / IMPERMANENCE

“It is only because of change that suffering can end.”

~ Sallie Tisdale, ‘Washing Out Emptiness’

THURSDAY, JULY 02, 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 29-06-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-29-06-2020

TRUTH / CRAVING / AVERSION

“We will go to almost any length to try to distance ourselves from sorrow and, in truth, from life. We seek numbness in drugs, food, distraction, and addictions, as if they were the only available refuge.”

~ Christina Feldman ‘Compassion : Listening to the Cries of the World’

MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020

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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 25-06-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-25-06-2020

IMPERMANENCE / EQUANIMITY

“In this world where everyone dies, where every song ends, where every achievement is undone, where every treasure is lost, all of us are left behind. All of us leave. But everywhere and always there is the hum of continuing. Though always incomplete, always there is the sound of love, forever and at the core unfinished.”

~ Douglas Penick, ‘On the Departure of a Beloved Brother’

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020

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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 Cullen, 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 22-06-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-22-06-2020

MINDFULNESS / EQUANIMITY / ETHICS

“To enter the Buddha Way is to stop discriminating between good and evil and to cast aside the mind that says this is good and that is bad.”

~ Dogen Zenji

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020

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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 Jishin Hoka, 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 18-06-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-18-06-2020

TRUTH / IMPERMANENCE / NOT-SELF

“Whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral, gross or subtle, every sensation shares the same characteristic: it arises and passes away, arises and passes away.”

~ S. N. Goenka, ‘Finding Sense in Sensation’

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 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 15-06-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-15-06-2020

TRUTH / FORGIVENESS / COMPASSION

“In my family, as in all dysfunctional families, instead of parents who act as strong and nurturing role models for their children, you get these needy people who use their children. I was the kid who tried to take on the marriage.”

~ John Bradshaw

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 (see below for telephone options)

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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’ before joining your first meeting.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 11-06-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-11-06-2020

HEART PRACTICES / KARUNA / COMPASSION

“Letting things be, without obsessing to change or improve them, could be seen as a highly developed form of compassion, one of the most central of all Buddhist virtues.”

Source: Rita M. Gross, ‘Buddhist History for Buddhist Practitioners’

THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020

#Sit-and-Share meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 (see below for telephone options)

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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’ before joining your first meeting.