La Ville au Roi

The Web Site: La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) is a site for David Brazier and his friends, readers, colleagues, students and interested others to discuss and share news, views and information relating to work and thought on everything from  spirituality to cookery, politics to gardening, eastern wisdom to modern relationships, and so on. It also carries news and information of the place in France where he lives.

The Place: La Ville au Roi is the historic name of the property set deep in the French countryside, an area of forests, rivers and villages. The term Eleusis alludes to the spiritual traditions of the classical world. The philosophy here draws upon East and West, remythologising, deepening and broadening our appreciation of the dynamic of life in tune with the natural seasons. La Ville au Roi lies in an area off the beaten track, a refuge, retreat and place of peace and replenishment. 

David Brazier is head of the Amida Order of Pureland Buddhism, author of twelve books on Buddhism, psychology and culture as well as many other writings. Here he lives a spiritual life  close to nature. His root teachers have been in Japanese Zen and Pureland Buddhism, but, in addition, he has  studied with teachers from Thai, Tibetan, Burmese and Vietnamese forms, and also has a deep respect for the mystery paths of other world traditions. In the past he has been involved in many socially engaged initiatives, especially in Britain, Bosnia, and India. He is an international authority on Buddhist psychology and teaches on programmes in Asia and the Americas as well as in Europe.

Contact: It is possible to visit by prior arrangement. One to one on-line (skype) sessions can  sometimes be arranged. For e-mail: join the site and use the messaging facility.

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LIST OF DAILY TEACHINGS

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LIST OF BOOKS REVIEWED

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Somos responsables de nosotros?

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Articulos en Español

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ROLES

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Les articles en français

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SPIRITUAL LIFE AT LA VILLE AU ROI (ELEUSIS)

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INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

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INTRODUCTION TO LA VILLE AU ROI (ELEUSIS)

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SLAVES TO APPEARANCE

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Mindfulness to Heartfulness: Unique international gathering on Buddhist psychology

Posted by David Brazier on June 28, 2017 at 11:58 0 Comments

I am speaking at Mindfulness to Heartfulness: Unique international gathering on Buddhist psychology - creative dialogue between psychology and spiritual practice. The WEEKEND OF 8 SEPTEMBER 2017. The International Zen Therapy Institute hosts…

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A Special Weekend

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2017 at 23:52 2 Comments

I have spent the past weekend at meetings of the Amida Order in Malvern in UK. Apart from approving the advancement of a number of good people there was not a lot of "business" so we were able to concentrate upon our relationships with each other and with life and upon practising together. The whole thing turned out very well. The temple in Malvern is very comfortable and the location superb. It is difficult to convey the quality of interaction between people to those who were not there -…

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COMPASSION FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on June 1, 2017 at 14:00 1 Comment

I suppose that for many people politics seems something rather remote. For me, it is always close to my heart. Not that I strongly support this or that party, but because the issues are of such consequence. This is perhaps because of my early years having been passed in the Middle East where those consequences are evident in a more raw way. Over my lifetime I have watched as a pivotal region of the world has been systematically wrecked and ruined. Beautiful, cosmopolitan, multi-religious…

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First Thing's First!

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