Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 26-09-2021

Burning incense and cup of coffee
Burning incense and cup of coffee

And what is right action?
Refraining from killing living creatures, stealing, and sexual misconduct.
This is called right action.

~ Buddha [source: The Longer Discourse on Mindfulness Meditation (MahāsatipaṭṭhānasuttaDN:22)]

SUNDAY, September 26, 2021

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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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.

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Image – “Coffee & Incense at Nalagiri House” – Carrigahorig, County Tipperary, Ireland – July 2021

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 23-09-2021

Book cover of "Buddhism and the 12 Steps Workbook" by Kevin Griffin
Book cover of "Buddhism and the 12 Steps" by Kevin Griffin

Don’t push anything away, and don’t grasp after anything. Just watch the passing show with clarity and equanimity.

~ Kevin Griffin [source: One Breath At A Time – Buddhism & the 12 Steps]

THURSDAY, September 23, 2021

No registration is 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:

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8:30 pm CEST/CAT (eg France/Botswana)
9:30 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Bruce, 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 – Book cover of ‘Buddhism and the 12 Steps Workbook

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 20-09-2021

Hand holding book 'Just One More'
Hand holding book 'Just One More'

When the bridge is crossed from ‘I like’ to ‘I want’ then the capacity to be mindful, to not be caught up and entangled, diminishes rapidly. At that point, the world starts to shrink because the attention goes to ‘I want that.’ This is where the trouble really begins.

~ Ajahn Amaro [source: Just One More…]

MONDAY, September 20, 2021

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…

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9:30 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

…ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Filly, who will also 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.


Image – “Just One More at Nalagiri House” – Carrigahorig, County Tipperary, Ireland – September 2021

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 19-09-2021

Waterfall with Buddha statue at Sunyata Buddhist Centre
Single cover for 'Aerials' by System of A Down

Life is a waterfall
We’re one in the river
And one again after the fall

~ Written ByJohn Dolmayan, Shavo Odadjian, Serj Tankian & Daron Malakian [source: From the song Aerials by System of a Down from the album Toxicity]

SUNDAY, September 19, 2021

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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:

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Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by David, 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 – “The Waterfall at Sunyata Buddhist Centre – Snaty, Sixmilebridge, County Clare, Ireland – November 2019

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 16-09-2021

Calendar with crossed off dates
Calendar with crossed off dates

The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.

~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger [source: On The Shortness of Life, (De Brevitate Vitae), Approx. 49 AD]

THURSDAY, September 16, 2021

No registration is 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:

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9:30 pm EAT (eg 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 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’.


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Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 13-09-2021

Statue of Laughing Buddha
Statue of Laughing Buddha

When we see the world as it really is, then we will laugh out loud.

~ Longchenpa (1308–1364) [source: Rejection, Sublimation, Recognition: Attitudes Toward Worldly Life By Steven D. Goodman in Inquiring Mind Journal]

MONDAY, September 13, 2021

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…

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8:30 pm CEST/CAT (eg France/Botswana)
9:30 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 also 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.


Image – “Laughing Buddha at Nalagiri House” – Carrigahorig, County Tipperary, Ireland – September 2021

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 12-09-2021

Buddha statue amongst Roses
Buddha statue amongst Roses

The purpose of a rose is to be a rose. Your purpose is to be yourself. You don’t have to run anywhere to become someone else. You are wonderful just as you are.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh [source: The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation]

SUNDAY, September 12, 2021

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:

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8:30 pm CEST/CAT (eg France/Botswana)
9:30 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.

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 – ‘Buddha and Roses’ – Newbury, West Berkshire, England – June 2004

Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 09-09-2021

one-breath-at-a-time-kevin-griffin-book-cover
one-breath-at-a-time-kevin-griffin-book-cover

Right View means the blinders are taken away and we see the truth clearly; a moment of clarity is when the lies we’ve lived with fall away and the stark reality of our disease is revealed to us. This vision is the beginning of recovery and the beginning of the path of awakening.

~ Kevin Griffin [source: One Breath At A Time – Buddhism & the 12 Steps]

THURSDAY, September 09, 2021

No registration is 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:

11:30 am PDT (eg San Francisco/Vancouver)
12:30 pm MDT (eg Denver)
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2:30 pm EDT (eg New York/Tampa)
7:30 pm BST (eg Dublin/London)
8:30 pm CEST/CAT (eg France/Botswana)
9:30 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Bruce, 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’.


Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 06-09-2021

Book cover of "Rude Awakenings" by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott
Book cover of "Rude Awakenings" by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott

When you go to practise in the place of the Buddha, you must not find fault with anyone; if you find fault, it is because you have not made peace with the world. If you have not made peace with the world, it is because you have not made peace in your heart.

~ Master Hua, a Chinese Buddhist master as quoted by Ajahn Sucitto [source: “Rude Awakenings” by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott]

MONDAY, September 06, 2021

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…

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2:30 pm EDT (eg New York/Tampa)
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8:30 pm CEST/CAT (eg France/Botswana)
9:30 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

…ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. This meeting’s topic was chosen by Paul, who will also 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.


Virtual Sit-and-Share Topic 05-09-2021

Two hands reaching out to touch each other.
Two hands reaching out to touch each other.

Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it’s the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.

~ Shannon L. Alder

SUNDAY, September 05, 2021

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:

11:30 am PDT (eg San Francisco/Vancouver)
12:30 pm MDT (eg Denver)
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8:30 pm CEST/CAT (eg France/Botswana)
9:30 pm EAT (eg Kenya)

Ready for a prompt start at the top of the hour. 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 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’.


Photo by Matteo Raw on Unsplash