Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 24-11-2022

Keep yourself at all times intent on freedom and stay kind, simple and decent.

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (121–180)
[source: Paraphrased from The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus (Book 8 Verse 51)]

THURSDAY, November 24, 2022

No registration is 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:

9:45 am HST (eg Honolulu, Hawaii)
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12:45 pm MST (eg Denver)
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10:45 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Patrick, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

All welcome.


Image Ritratto di Marco Aurelio giovane, 140 d.C. circa, nei Musei Capitolini (Palazzo Nuovo, galleria), dalla collezione Albani

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 21-11-2022

Like silence after noise, or cool, clear water on a hot, stuffy day, Emptiness cleans out the messy mind and charges up the batteries of spiritual energy. Many people are afraid of Emptiness, however, because it reminds them of Loneliness.

~ Benjamin Hoff  [source: The Tao of Pooh]

MONDAY, November 21, 2022

No registration is 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:

9:45 am HST (eg Honolulu, Hawaii)
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8:45 pm CET (eg France)
9:45 pm CAT (eg Botswana)
10:45 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Shaku, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

All welcome.


Image – ‘Hot Springs after Meditation’Wat Suan Mokkh Retreat Centre, Chaiya District, Surat Thani, Thailand – March 2004

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 20-11-2022

Knowing that the other person is angry,
one who remains mindful and calm
acts for one’s own best interest
and for the other’s interest, too.

~ Buddha [source: With Vepacitti (Sutta SN11.4)]

SUNDAY, November 20, 2022

No registration is required. The meeting link is –

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

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The above topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from:

7:45 am HST (eg Honolulu, Hawaii)
9:45 am PDT (eg San Francisco/Vancouver)
10:45 am MDT (eg Denver)
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5:45 pm BST (eg Dublin/London)
6:45 pm CEST (eg France)
7:45 pm CAT (eg Botswana)
8:45 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Vince, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

All welcome.

Image – ‘Peaceful Buddha’ – Xi An, Shaanxi, China – August 2017


Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 17-11-2022

Molten rock

One by one, little by little, moment by moment, a wise man should remove his own impurities, as a smith removes his dross from silver.

~ Buddha [source: Dhammapada #239]

THURSDAY, November 17, 2022

No registration is 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:

9:45 am HST (eg Honolulu, Hawaii)
11:45 am PST (eg San Francisco/Vancouver)
12:45 pm MST (eg Denver)
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7:45 pm GMT (eg Dublin/London)
8:45 pm CET (eg France)
9:45 pm CAT (eg Botswana)
10:45 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Robert, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

All welcome.


Image – ‘Making Rock Lava’Wat Thamkrabok, Phraputthabat, Saraburi, Thailand – February 2004

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 14-11-2022

Broken bust of Buddha
Broken bust of Buddha

Easy to do are things that are bad and harmful to oneself.
But exceedingly difficult to do are things that are good and beneficial.

~ Buddha [source: Dhammapada #163]

MONDAY, November 14, 2022

No registration is required. The meeting link is –

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The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from:

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7:45 pm GMT (eg Dublin/London)
8:45 pm CET (eg France)
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10:45 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Robert, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

All welcome.


Image – ‘Broken Buddha’Wat Thamkrabok, Phraputthabat, Saraburi, Thailand – May 2022

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 13-11-2022

Smouldering Incense burner
Smouldering Incense burner

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out…
We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

~ Albert Schweitzer [Attributed]

SUNDAY, November 13, 2022

No registration is 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 above topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from:

7:45 am HST (eg Honolulu, Hawaii)
9:45 am PDT (eg San Francisco/Vancouver)
10:45 am MDT (eg Denver)
11:45 am CDT (eg Chicago)
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5:45 pm BST (eg Dublin/London)
6:45 pm CEST (eg France)
7:45 pm CAT (eg Botswana)
8:45 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Gary, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

All welcome.

Image – ‘Boudhanath Stupa’ – Kathmandu, Nepal – June 2017


Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 10-11-2022

Two seagulls standing on seawall looking in opposite directions
Two seagulls standing on seawall looking in opposite directions

We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.

~ Rabindranath Tagore [source: Stray Birds #75]

THURSDAY, November 10, 2022

No registration is 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:

9:45 am HST (eg Honolulu, Hawaii)
11:45 am PST (eg San Francisco/Vancouver)
12:45 pm MST (eg Denver)
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7:45 pm GMT (eg Dublin/London)
8:45 pm CET (eg France)
9:45 pm CAT (eg Botswana)
10:45 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Gary, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

All welcome.


Image – ‘Stray Birds’ – Ballycastle, County Antrim, Ireland – March 2020

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 07-11-2022

To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.

~ Lao-Tse [source: Tao Teh Ching Translations]

MONDAY, November 07, 2022

No registration is 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:

9:45 am HST (eg Honolulu, Hawaii)
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12:45 pm MST (eg Denver)
1:45 pm CST (eg Chicago)
2:45 pm EST (eg New York/Tampa)
7:45 pm GMT (eg Dublin/London)
8:45 pm CET (eg France)
9:45 pm CAT (eg Botswana)
10:45 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Shaku, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

All welcome.


Image – ‘Graffiti’ – Almada, Portugal – November 2021

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 06-11-2022

…men believe themselves to be free, simply because they are conscious of their actions, and unconscious of the causes whereby those actions are determined.

~ Baruch (de) Spinoza [source: The Ethics (Ethica Ordine Geometrico Demonstrata)]

SUNDAY, November 06, 2022

No registration is required. The meeting link is –

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The above topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from:

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10:45 am MST (eg Denver)
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7:45 pm GMT (eg Dublin/London)
8:45 pm CET (eg France)
9:45 pm CAT (eg Botswana)
10:45 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Gary, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

All welcome.

Image – ‘Excommunicated Spinoza’  1907 painting by Samuel Hirszenberg [Samuel Hirszenberg, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]


Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 03-11-2022

Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent. ~ J. Krishnamurti [source: The Book of Life]
Image – ‘Book Cover’ - The Book of Life: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti

Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent.

~ J. Krishnamurti [source: The Book of Life]

THURSDAY, November 03, 2022

No registration is 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:

9:45 am HST (eg Honolulu, Hawaii)
12:45 pm PDT (eg San Francisco/Vancouver)
1:45 pm MDT (eg Denver)
2:45 pm CDT (eg Chicago)
3:45 pm EDT (eg New York/Tampa)
7:45 pm GMT (eg Dublin/London)
8:45 pm CET (eg France)
9:45 pm CAT (eg Botswana)
10:45 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Vince, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’ host.

All welcome.


Image – ‘Book Cover’ – The Book of Life: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti