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.

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

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

#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 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

#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 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.

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

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

#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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 08-06-2020

Fifth Precept Fellowship - Meditation and Mindfulness for Recovery from alcohol drugs and other addictions and compulsions - Sit and Share Meeting-08-06-2020

SACCA / TRUTH / INTENTIONALITY

“No matter what happened in the past, the practice tells us, we are now solely responsible for our own freedom.”

Source: John Kain ~ ‘The Beautiful Trap’

MONDAY, JUNE 08, 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.

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

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

FELLOWSHIP / SANGHA / COMMUNITY

“The primary duty of a trustworthy friend is to point out your faults – for only when you see your faults can you correct them; only when you correct them are you benefiting from your friend’s compassion in pointing them out.”

Source: Thanissaro Bhikkhu,“The Power of Judgment”

THURSDAY, JUNE 04, 2020

#Sit-and-Share 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 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.

Foundations of Awakening & Recovery

From Hungry Ghost To Being Human – Foundations of Awakening & Recovery with Vince Cullen

From Hungry Ghost To Being Human – Foundations of Awakening & Recovery

A series of talks by Vince Cullen exploring Buddhist-oriented practices and principals that are intended to lead away from avoidable-suffering and to move towards the potential end of avoidable-suffering. The source material is contained in the free ‘From Hungry Ghost To Being Human’ booklet and ‘The Forgiveness Workbook‘.

Avoidable-suffering is universal and takes many forms, however, this series of talks may be of particular interest to anyone currently struggling with the three fires of Cravings, Aversions and Confusions.

This series of online talks ran over 8-weeks and was based on the foundational principles and practices of the Fifth Precept Sangha (Community) as follows:

“For me, these are my personal ‘foundations’ of awakening and recovery.  I say awakening and recovery but they are really the same thing. These ‘foundations’ are the principles and practices that I wish someone had told me 23-years ago when I first woke up to living life without intoxicants.”

Vince Cullen

Truth, Karma and Commitment to Awakening

SAJJA / SACCA – Truth, Karma and Commitment to Awakening

Generosity in Thoughts, Words and Actions

DANA – Generosity in Thoughts, Words and Actions

Living in Harmony: Ethics-Harmlessness-Blamelessness

SILA – Living in Harmony: Ethics-Harmlessness-Blamelessness

Self-love, Self-compassion, Self-appreciation & Self-balance

BRAHMA VIHARA / HEART PRACTICES

Transgression & Forgiveness

KHAMA – Transgression & Forgiveness

Mindfulness & Meditation

SATI and BHAVANA – Mindfulness & Meditation

Admirable Friends, Fellowship, Community

SANGHA – Admirable Friends & Fellowship

SUMMARY – “OK, Where Do I Go Now?”

SUMMARY – “OK, Where Do I Go Now?”