Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 29-03-2021

Tibetan-style prayer flag with handwritten message: "Remember to Remember - I choose NOT to be unhappy"

The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.”

~ Joseph Roux in his book Meditations of a Parish Priest: Thoughts (1866)

MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2021

No registration 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…

11:30 am (PDT)
2:30 pm (EDT)
7:30 pm (UK/Ireland)
8:30 pm (Botswana)
9:30 pm (Kenya)

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

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm (UK/Ireland) and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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


Image – ‘Remember-to-Remember’ – New Life Foundation, Don Sila, อำเภอ เวียงชัย Chiang Rai, Thailand – March 2016

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 28-03-2021

Footprints in wet sand at Fanore beach, County Clare, Ireland

“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”

~ Denis Waitley

SUNDAY, March 28, 2021

No registration 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:

11:30 am (PDT)
2:30 pm (EDT)
7:30 pm (UK/Ireland)
8:30 pm (Botswana)
9:30 pm (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.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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


Image: ‘Footprints in the Sand ’ – Fanore Beach, County Clare, Ireland – April 2016

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 25-03-2021

Young man sitting at desk with collection box

“Generosity, kind words,
doing a good turn for others,
and treating all people alike:
these bonds of sympathy are to the world
what the lynch-pin is to the chariot wheel.”

~ Buddha from the collection ‘Gemstones of the Good Dhamma’ compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2021

No registration required. The meeting link is –

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

12:30 pm (PST)
3:30 pm (EST)
7:30 pm (UK/Ireland)
9:30 pm (Botswana)
10:30 pm (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.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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


Image – ‘Donations for Kunphen’  – McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, HP, India – March 2012

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 22-03-2021

Partly open door with sign "Meditation in Progress"

Of course, there are many dozens of meditation techniques, but it all comes down to this- just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. Why not give it a try?”

~ Ajahn Chah, from the book ‘No Ajahn Chah’’

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2021

No registration 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…

12:30 pm (PST)
3:30 pm (EST)
7:30 pm UK/Ireland
9:30 pm (Botswana)
10:30 pm (Kenya)

…ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. 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 (UK/Ireland) and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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


Image – ‘Meditation in Progress at Kunphen Recovery Center’ – Thehr, Himachal Pradesh, India – October 2018

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 21-03-2021

Wood carving in woodland at Sunyata Buddhist Centre, County Clare, Ireland

“Enough, Ananda, do not weep and cry. Have I not already told that all things that are pleasant and delightful are also changeable, subject to separateness and impermanence? So how could they not pass away?”

~ Buddha from the sutta ‘Maha-parinibbana Sutta: Last Days of the Buddha’ DN:16

SUNDAY, March 21, 2021

No registration 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:

12:30 pm (PST)
3:30 pm (EST)
7:30 pm UK/Ireland
9:30 pm (Botswana)
10:30 pm (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.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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


Image: ‘Wood Carving’ Sunyata Buddhist Centre, Snaty, County Clare, Ireland – November 2019

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 18-03-2021

Shadows of roof beans on derelict building at Nalagiri House.

“As you inquire into issues and turn judgments around, you come to see that every perceived problem appearing ‘out there’ is really nothing more than a misperception within your own thinking.”

~ Byron Katie from her book ‘Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life’

THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2021

No registration 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:

12:30 pm (PST)
3:30 pm (EST)
7:30 pm (UK/Ireland)
9:30 pm (Botswana)
10:30 pm (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.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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


Image – ‘Shadow Roof’  – Nalagiri House, Carrigahorig, County Tipperary, Ireland – February 2021

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 15-03-2021

Photo looking into the Shrine Room at HH Dalai Lama Temple, Dharamsala, India

“Time is always moving, minute-by-minute and second-by-second. As time moves on, so do our lives. Nobody can stop this movement. However, one thing is in our own hands, and that is whether or not we waste the time that we have; whether we use it in a negative way or a constructive way.”

~ Dalai Lama XIV, from the book ‘Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment

MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2021

No registration 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…

12:30 pm (PST)
3:30 pm (EST)
7:30 pm UK/Ireland
9:30 pm (Botswana)
10:30 pm (Kenya)

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

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm (UK/Ireland) and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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


Image – ‘The Shrine Room at His Holiness Dalai Lama Temple’, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, HP, India – September 2019

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 14-03-2021

Clock Tower at University of California, Berkeley, USA

“Don’t let the past remind us of what we are not now”

~ Stephen Stills lyrics from the song ‘Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

SUNDAY, March 14, 2021

No registration 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:

12:30 pm (PST)
3:30 pm (EST)
7:30 pm UK/Ireland
9:30 pm (Botswana)
10:30 pm (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.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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


Image: ‘Saturday Walk through Berkeley’ – University of California, Berkeley, USA – September 2019

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 11-03-2021

Garden Statue of two Asian Cupids kissing.

At any moment, we have the option of being different; we can be a person who is not angry or disturbed. Let yourself be that other person – a person who treasures true happiness, kindness and tranquillity.

~ ‘The Heart is Noble’ by The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2021

No registration 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:

11:30 am (PST)
2:30 pm (EST)
7:30 pm (UK/Ireland)
9:30 pm (Botswana)
10:30 pm (Kenya)

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

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is scheduled to start at 8 pm and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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


Image – ‘True happiness, kindness and tranquillity’  – Wat Thamkrabok, Saraburi, Thailand  – March 2019

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 08-03-2021

Black & white photo of the book cover 'Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind'

Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.

~ Shunryu Suzuki, from his book ‘Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice’

MONDAY, MARCH 08, 2021

No registration 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…

11:30 am (PST)
2:30 pm (EST)
7:30 pm (UK/Ireland)
9:30 pm (Botswana)
10:30 pm (Kenya)

…ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. 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 (UK/Ireland) and close at or before 9:15 pm but the Zoom meeting room will be open 30-minutes before and 15-minutes after for conversation, connection and fellowship.

All welcome.

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


Image – https://meditationlosangeles.wordpress.com/tag/zen-mind-beginners-mind/