La Ville au Roi

This site is for discussion and sharing of news relating to the work of Dr. David Brazier and his associates, friends, students and disciples. The subject matter is broad and the orientation is often at odds with contemporary rationalism.

La Ville au Roi is the ancient French name of the home and retreat of David Brazier, author of ten books, spiritual teacher, doctor of philosophy, president of the International Zen Therapy Institute (ITZI), and head of the Amida Order. Here he lives, writes, receives guests and reflects upon a full and varied life.

The term Eleusis alludes to the ancient mystery religions. The spirituality of this place draws upon East and West, remythologising, deepening and broadening our appreciation of the mysterious thread of life.

The image of the sunset represents the 'Westward Journey' that in oriental Buddhism signifies the spiritual path leading to the source of all wisdom and awakening.

La Ville au Roi lies in an area off the beaten track, a refuge, retreat and place of peace and spiritual restoration. It is poor land for farming and there is no local industry other than forestry and farming. We are gradually reafforesting the land respecting, observing and being healed by its eternal cycles.

It is possible to visit by prior arrangement and join in with the life close to nature, retreat, write, discuss, imagine and be restored.

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1 TUESDAY 3 January ~ A little mishap on the hills

TUESDAY 3 January ~ A little mishap on the hills

Posted by David Brazier on January 3, 2017

2 Seasonal Message from the Head of the Amida Order

Seasonal Message from the Head of the Amida Order

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3 BENEFITS OF NEMBUTSU PRACTICE

BENEFITS OF NEMBUTSU PRACTICE

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4 INTO THE UNKNOWN WITH OPEN HANDS

INTO THE UNKNOWN WITH OPEN HANDS

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5 MONDAY 13 December ~ For Peace

MONDAY 13 December ~ For Peace

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FIRE OFFERING TO EIRENE GODDESS OF PEACE

Posted by David Brazier on January 1, 2017 at 16:26 1 Comment

May all beings be blessed…

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Seasonal Message from the Head of the Amida Order

Posted by David Brazier on December 25, 2016 at 20:23 5 Comments

The years 2016 and 2017 may well be seen from the future as a turning point in world politics. There is certainly a sense that the current order is fragmenting in Europe and North America, and that the balance of power in the Far East is shifting. In the Middle East there is still no sight of the end of war, but we can pray that some new arrangement can be found that will bring the killing to an end and start what will be a long process of reconciliation. We can sense what may be…

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Winter

Posted by Andrew on December 24, 2016 at 0:59 0 Comments

So cold in the UK at the moment. You really can see it's winter. I find as I get older I'm less able to cope with the cold weather. I enjoy looking at the pattern of the ice on my window, but having to get it off the windscreen of my car is very difficult. My hands feel like they have frozen and I long for the warmth of summertime.

As it's the Holliday period with Christmas upon us I have taken two whole weeks off work. Saved my leave this year and really will appreciate the break. All… Continue

Tetragrammaton.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on December 11, 2016 at 14:52 2 Comments

Seems funny that I should end up wandering around Worcester cathedral on my birthday. The first opportunity I’ve had since I’ve been living in the area over the past years. So I thought I’d follow up my recent blog ”Sacred Space” by explaining some of the features, as they appear in these buildings, with my own unique interpretation. Not to be taken as religious or spiritual fact, by the way.



An immense sense of space and a dense matrix of symbolism blows me away as it presents…

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