Events At Meetingbrook

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

as summer packs to leave, late august 2022

There are no events

only one continuous 

unveiling instant

Right there, where you are

bow reverently, stay home

your own holy place

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Events spring 2022

 Spring arrives in three and a half hours. It will ask what we are doing.

Our gate, though broken, reaches across driveway with green mesh fence and red reflectors with looping dock line steadying ragtag cloister for dog from Barnestown cars and trucks.

Birds at feeder know dregs of fifty pound bag will give until no more.

We zoom on Tuesday evening, Friday evening, and Sunday evening. Drop an email if you’d like the link.

The hermitage remains cloistered. 

My your events provide quiet joy and inner peace!

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Winter 2022: and so it is new year’s

 We continue zoom practice conversations on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday evenings.

Coffee or tea in the morning, well-water at night.

Moments of meditation, zazen, contemplative sauntering, soul-friend conversation.

If you’d like, try it at home.

Like the final line of an old poem on cedar shake:

I am

Waiting for


To answer


 And so, it is New Year’s Day.

Let us know, by whispers in the still-dark of intimate dawns, the events of your life, the thinks in your many lives that draw you closer to yourself, that call to oneself, saying “I am here!”

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Winter, 2021. meetingbrook conversation/practice times

It's been a while. We've been holding zoom meetingbrook conversation/practice times since May 2020. That fact never made it to this Events page.

Should anyone be interested in attending, please email and we'll send ID# and password.

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Here is updated invitation to meetingbrook conversation/practice from 1jan21 to spring equinox 21mar21

Please note: 

  • There is only one meeting ID and password for all occurrences — Sun. Tue. Fri.
  • The beginning time says 6:00pm, but that only applies to Fridays. Sunday practice begins at 7:00pm, open private sitting begins at 6:30pm. Tuesdays remain beginning at 7:00pm.

Do feel free to share this invitation.



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 Hi there, 

William Halpin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: meetingbrook conversation/practice  

Time: Jan 1, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Every week on Sun, Tue, Fri, until Mar 21, 2021, 35 occurrence(s)

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1. Sunday Evening Practice: One hour, 7:00pm—8:00pm  (plus prior optional 30 min private silence, during which Zoom will be open, mute.)

Format: (approximate times)

7:00pm — 7:10pm, join with 10 minutes silence

7:10pm — 7:25pm, reading(s) followed by brief silence

7:25pm — 7:50pm, open reflections

7:50pm — 8:00pm, brief silence, final circle 

8:00pm — ending bell

2. Tuesday Evening Meetingbrook Conversation: One hour. 7pm—8pm 

Format: (approximate times)

7:00pm — 7:05pm, join with 5 minutes silence

7:05pm — 7:20pm, reading(s) followed by brief silence

7:20pm — 7:50pm, open conversation

7:50pm — 8:00pm, brief silence, final circle 

8:00pm — ending bell


3. Friday Evening Meetingbrook Conversation: Two hours. 6pm—8pm

Format: Open conversation, as usual, free-form.

    •       6:00pm, begin
    •       8:00pm, end

We continue to hold all our brothers and sisters in heart and mind, and pray for your well-being and health as this time unfolds.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

see hermitage update for

additional conversations in this time of coved-19.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Notice: We are suspending public practice until it is resumed.

Hello friends,

Notice: We are suspending public practice until it is resumed.

There will be no Sunday Evening Practice tonight at the hermitage. 

In consultation with some who attend we've decided to exercise discretion toward precaution in line with self/social-distancing during this time. 

(As an eremite, this decision has dancing feet. Whereas Saskia, more cenobitic, is less thrilled. She'll probably bake five deserts to exercise her disappointment.)   

As always, we will hold you in heart and mind.

May you be happy, safe, free, and rest easy in your (true) home!

—Bill (and Saskia)

Here is One-
Another Itself