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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 24-08-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-24-08-2020

MINDFULNESS (SATI) / INSIGHT (VIPASSANA)

“To escape from the world means that one’s mind is not concerned with the opinions of the world.”

~ 道元禅師, Dogen Zenji, Zen Master Kyoto, 1200 to 1253

MONDAY, AUGUST 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 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 20-08-2020

If you don't become the ocean you'll be seasick every day ~ Leonard Cohen

IMPERMANENCE (ANICCA) / MINDFULNESS (SATI)

If you don’t become the ocean
you’ll be seasick
every day.

~ Leonard Cohen from his poem ‘Good Advice For Someone Like Me’.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 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 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 17-08-2020

"All that arises passes away; this is the Natural law."

IMPERMANENCE (ANICCA) / MINDFULNESS (SATI)

“All that arises passes away, this is the Natural law.”

~ Ajahn Chah

MONDAY, AUGUST 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 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 13-08-2020

Coffee & Incense

ACTIONS (KARMA) / IMPERSONALITY (ANATTA) / MINDFULNESS (SATI)

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

~ not said by Carl Jung, but should have been.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 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 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’.