La Ville au Roi

La Ville au Roi is the ancient French name of the home and retreat of David Brazier, author, spiritual teacher, doctor of philosophy, president of the International Zen Therapy Institute (ITZI), head of the Amida Order. The term Eleusis alludes to the ancient mystery religions, especially those of the goddesses Artemis, Demeter, Eirene and Aphrodite, who preside, respectively, over nature, cultivation, peace and love.

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SATURDAY 1 Oct ~ Rain makes the flowers grow

Well, almost a week has gone by since the last Daily. Life goes on in its wonderful wandering…See More
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THE MEANS OF TRAINING ARE THOUSANDFOLD

What is Buddhist ‘training’? I have written on the dangers of misunderstanding this term before.…See More
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David Brazier replied to David Brazier's discussion SUNDAY 25 Sept ~ A Lively Discussion at the Birthday Party in the group ELEUSIS DAILY: At Home & Away
"I don't think that he himself is anti-religion at all. How could he be? But he knows what…"
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Andrew replied to David Brazier's discussion SUNDAY 25 Sept ~ A Lively Discussion at the Birthday Party in the group ELEUSIS DAILY: At Home & Away
"What is it you think he meant. He clearly has something in mind. Is it that he wants people to be…"
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Nati replied to David Brazier's discussion ITS NOT ABOUT SEEINGS THINGS AS THEY ARE in the group BUDDHISM
"Yes, I think that right or wrong views arise from interaction. We are not fixed entities, but we…"
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David Brazier replied to David Brazier's discussion SUNDAY 25 Sept ~ A Lively Discussion at the Birthday Party in the group ELEUSIS DAILY: At Home & Away
"Pondering a bit more on this question... When the DL talked about an 'ethics beyond…"
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QUESTIONS IN THE SAND

In Dharma practice, questions are very important. Most instances of enlightenment recorded occur in…See More
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SUNDAY 25 Sept ~ A Lively Discussion at the Birthday Party

Today we were once again at Oasis as there was a celebration for Misha's birthday. We had a service…See More
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"Sounds lovely. The bounty of your garden and your life is so wonderful. "
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LIST OF DAILY TEACHINGS

Created by David Brazier Feb 19, 2016 at 10:12am. Last updated by David Brazier on Wednesday.

ROLES

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SPIRITUAL LIFE AT LA VILLE AU ROI (ELEUSIS)

Created by David Brazier Apr 19, 2016 at 6:26pm. Last updated by David Brazier Apr 19.

INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

Created by David Brazier Nov 9, 2015 at 1:26pm. Last updated by David Brazier Apr 15.

INTRODUCTION TO LA VILLE AU ROI (ELEUSIS)

Created by David Brazier Feb 19, 2016 at 9:50pm. Last updated by David Brazier Feb 19.

Contact

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How to Get to Us

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Volunteering

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Notes Home

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1 SEPARATION

SEPARATION

Posted by David Brazier on September 13, 2016

2 FRIDAY 2 Sept ~ Wet & Dry

FRIDAY 2 Sept ~ Wet & Dry

Posted by David Brazier on September 2, 2016

3 MONDAY 5 Sept; Billion berries, rose hips and words to pick

MONDAY 5 Sept; Billion berries, rose hips and words to pick

Posted by Elja Stoel on September 5, 2016

4 ITS NOT ABOUT SEEINGS THINGS AS THEY ARE

ITS NOT ABOUT SEEINGS THINGS AS THEY ARE

Posted by David Brazier on September 21, 2016

5 LAOS - A Sickening Feeling

LAOS - A Sickening Feeling

Posted by David Brazier on September 7, 2016

 
 
 

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Exploring Self & Other at Labyrinthe

Posted by Mo Henderson on September 22, 2016 at 13:12 0 Comments

News from Labyrinthe:

Peter and I were happy to host a retreat last weekend entitled 'Exploring Self & Other' it gave the attendees an opportunity to explore the nature of self by means of exploring our internal landscape, our relationship to the other and to the environment that surrounds us by engaging together in meditative practice, art making, movement, silent reflection and group discussion. It provided an invitation to create community, a valuable refuge and resource providing…

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Saint Thomas

Posted by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on September 14, 2016 at 17:36 1 Comment

As I walked up and down the Strand,

I glimpsed Saint Thomas White

On the other side of the street.

Shamefully, I glanced at him.

He smiled.

In shame, I looked away and walked on.

A second time I saw him,

And found my eyes drawn to him-

So pretty, so slight, so masculine.

He winked at me.

In shame I looked away

And walked on.

A third time I saw him.

My eyes moved to…

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THERE IS NO ONE

Posted by David Brazier on September 12, 2016 at 14:32 5 Comments

In Principles Against Common Fallacies I wrote...

6. Nothing is indivisibly singular.

This is an interesting philosophical issue to consider. There are philosophies centres on the notion of zero - that all is 'emptiness' and there are philosophies centred on the notion of 'oneness'. These two 'numbers', one and zero are oddities. They are almost as odd as…

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On Not Knowing What We Know

Posted by David Brazier on September 7, 2016 at 12:18 1 Comment

Thinking

Here is an interesting quote: "Philosophy, like speaking prose, is something we have to do all our lives, well or badly, whether we notice it or not.  What usually forces us to notice it is conflict." - Mary Midgeley.

Philosophy can be taken in two ways - as ideas or as method. I'm sure we all use both without, for the most part, giving it much thought. We do not know what we know. We all take a huge range of ideas for granted and only think about them…

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