Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 30-04-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-30-04-2020 with Vince Cullen

“The days and nights are relentlessly passing.
How well am I spending my time?
This should be reflected upon again and again…”

Source: Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya, Book of Tens)

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 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 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’ –

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

OTHER DETAILS
Sit-and-Share Meetings – Twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Dial in by telephone
+353 1 536 9320 Ireland
+44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom
+44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Find your local telephone number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fcbEReVE3H

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 27-04-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting 27-04-2020 with Vince Cullen

“To be beautiful means to be yourself.
You don’t need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself.
When you are born a lotus flower,
be a beautiful lotus flower,
don’t try to be a magnolia flower.
If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself
to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life.
True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself,
accepting yourself,
having confidence in yourself.”

Source: Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Power

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020

Meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 (see below for telephone options)

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

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at 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’ –

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

OTHER DETAILS
Sit-and-Share Meetings – Twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Dial in by telephone
+353 1 536 9320 Ireland
+44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom
+44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Find your local telephone number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fcbEReVE3H

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 23-04-2020

"It is always easier to hate and blame than to understand and embrace the difficult and painful." - Christina Feldman

“It is always easier to hate and blame than to understand and embrace the difficult and painful.”

Source: Christina Feldman from the book ‘Compassion : listening to the cries of the world’

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020

Meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 (see below for telephone options)

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

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at 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’ –

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

OTHER DETAILS
Sit-and-Share Meetings – Twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Dial in by telephone
+353 1 536 9320 Ireland
+44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom
+44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Find your local telephone number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fcbEReVE3H

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 20-04-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting 20-04-2020 with Vince Cullen

“As a result of my practice, I am a recovering worrier. My mind still makes up terrifying stories, but I am much less apt to believe them. Sometimes I catch the story-making machine in the act of churning up a new story, and sometimes I can even laugh at it.”

Source: Sylvia Boorstein from the book ‘It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness’

MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020

Meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 (see below for telephone options)

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

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at 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’ –

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

OTHER DETAILS
Sit-and-Share Meetings – Twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Dial in by telephone
+353 1 536 9320 Ireland
+44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom
+44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Find your local telephone number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fcbEReVE3H

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 16-04-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting 16-04-2020 with Vince Cullen

“You do not become good by trying to be good,
but by finding the goodness that is already within you,
and allowing that goodness to emerge.
But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.”

Source: Eckhart Tolle from the book ‘A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose’.

THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020

Meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 (see below for telephone options)

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

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at 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’ –

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

OTHER DETAILS
Sit-and-Share Meetings – Twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Dial in by telephone
+353 1 536 9320 Ireland
+44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom
+44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Find your local telephone number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fcbEReVE3H

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 13-04-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting 13-04-2020 with Vince Cullen

“Perhaps everything terrible in us is,
in its deepest being,
something helpless needing our help”

Source: Rainer Maria Rilke [quoted in the book ‘Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict’ by Tsultrim Allione].

MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2020

Meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 (see below for telephone options)

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

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at 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’ –

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

OTHER DETAILS
Sit-and-Share Meetings – Twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Dial in by telephone
+353 1 536 9320 Ireland
+44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom
+44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Find your local telephone number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fcbEReVE3H

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 09-04-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting 09-04-2020 with Vince Cullen

“You must learn to let go.
Release the stress.
You were never in control anyway.”

Source: Steve Maraboli from the book ‘Life, the Truth, and Being Free’.

THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2020

Meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 (see below for telephone options)

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

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at 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’ –

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

OTHER DETAILS
Sit-and-Share Meetings – Twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Dial in by telephone
+353 1 536 9320 Ireland
+44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom
+44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Find your local telephone number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fcbEReVE3H

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 06-04-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting 06-04-2020 with Vince Cullen

“Know that you are safe;
nothing else is happening;
you are breathing and alive.”

Source: Adapted and used with the kind permission of Martine Batchelor from the book ‘Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits’.

MONDAY, APRIL 06, 2020

Meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 (see below for telephone options)

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 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’ –

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

OTHER DETAILS
Sit-and-Share Meetings – Twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Dial in by telephone
+353 1 536 9320 Ireland
+44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom
+44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Find your local telephone number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fcbEReVE3H

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 02-04-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting 02-04-2020 with Vince Cullen

“To make a vow is to set an aspiration.
It is to ground our life in certain values.
A vow states our intention and creates a current which we can flow towards and feed.
We can renew and extend our vow.
It is helpful if the vow is not too extraordinary but at the same time helps us to stretch ourselves.”

Source: Adapted and used with the kind permission of Martine Batchelor from the book ‘Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits’.

Meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 (see below for telephone options)

This meeting’s topic was chosen by Vince, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’. 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).

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at 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’ –

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

OTHER DETAILS
Sit-and-Share Meetings – Twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Dial in by telephone
+353 1 536 9320 Ireland
+44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom
+44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Find your local telephone number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fcbEReVE3H

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 30-03-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting 30-03-2020 with Vince Cullen

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

Source : Blaise Pascal ~ French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian (1623 – 1662)

Meeting link – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 (see below for telephone options)

This meeting’s topic was chosen by Jessica, who will be our ‘Sit-and-Share’. The topic is for contemplation, reflection and sharing at the online virtual ‘Sit-and-Share’ meditation meeting via Zoom from 7:45 pm ready for a prompt start at 8 pm (UK time).

The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at 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’ –

Closing dedication of Merit:

We dedicate the merits of this practice to all suffering beings.
May everyone be free of suffering, and the causes of suffering.
May everyone enjoy happiness, and the causes of happiness.
Keep sitting; and keep smiling.

OTHER DETAILS
Sit-and-Share Meetings
Time: Mar 30, 2020 7:45 PM UK Time

Every week on Mondays and Thursdays
Mar 30, 2020 7:45 PM
Apr 2, 2020 7:45 PM
Apr 6, 2020 7:45 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/553721188 Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Dial in by telephone
+353 1 536 9320 Ireland
+44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom
+44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 553 721 188

Find your local telephone number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fcbEReVE3H