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This group is for news and ideas about the management and development of the land, gardens and buildings

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SOME THINGS WE HAVE DONE

Started by David Brazier Jul 24, 2016. 0 Replies

We laid paving and erected an 18 sq metre wooden storage shed.…Continue

AN ARTEMISIAN VISION FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AT ELEUSIS

Started by Tam Dec 17, 2015. 0 Replies

My morning meditation sparked thoughts of Eleusis and the conversation I had with Dharmavidya last week about some of the wildlife at Eleusis. This progressed to me pondering what I would do if I was custodian of a piece of land, and the first thing…Continue

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Conversion Scheme

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Dec 23, 2012. 9 Replies

Here we can post ideas relevant to the planning and building work necessary to convert the large barn.Continue

Before

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Satya Robyn Dec 21, 2012. 5 Replies

This is a record of some of the spaces that we intend to convert. It will be interesting at a later date to compare the finished results as they arrive. It will probably take a good length of time, but if we proceed steadily all can be done. The…Continue

Are you experienced?

Started by Michael Brazier. Last reply by Mirjam Hartkamp Dec 1, 2012. 3 Replies

Please can people write here any specialist skills/strengths they feel they have that may or may not be relevant as we progress through the barn conversion?. Robert has already mentioned that hes built a mud hut and does massage. Both of which have…Continue

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Comment by David Brazier on February 13, 2015 at 10:53

Work on the big barn has proceeded very slowly, but it is satisfying work when one can get to it. All the planning and ideas have been formative, but most formative is working with the physicality of the building. it somehow tells one as one goes along what it wants to be. This is not at all the regular way of planning and then constructing - it is more of an evolving relationship. New possibilities emerge as we go along.

Comment by Jnanamati on November 25, 2012 at 9:20

I am really interested to learn about these ancient ways Michael, and to see them employed on the buildings at Eleusis. Certainly in terms of ecology and sustainability such ideas fit very well with the ethos. I hope there will be an opportunity to work with you then at some point in the future. And great to learn of your fathers enthusiasm for the project Alex, it sounds that we will soon have a good size team together. Alas I won't myself be around until the spring after I return from India. I think the idea of some sort of calendar is a good one - maybe a Google one, or there is an application that you can use via Facebook called Doodle (I think). I'll have a look and let people know.

Comment by Michael Brazier on November 25, 2012 at 8:32

By the way would be great to see your dad down there Alex, I think anyone making a journey of that distance to work has proved by their actions that they have an interest in the project.

Comment by Michael Brazier on November 25, 2012 at 8:30

This week I will be learning how to quarry lime, burn it and slake it into a putty from a master bricklayer. The lime pit would have been a part of every building site at one point and Im hoping to create one at Eleusis. The repointing and repairs to the stonework can then be done using a mortar made from the very rock on which the building stands. The lime cycle is an ancient process and also a rather volatile and dangerous one. Watch your eyes!

Comment by Alejandra Mederos Rodríguez on November 25, 2012 at 2:11

Yes, my Dad can come when we tell him that is neccesary to do the electricity, for a week for example. I already told him by phone and he sounds excited about it, he can help also with the building work. Maybe he wants to come with his girlfriend and I already ask him about her skills. She is a good cook.

I was going to propouse to do a calendar in word where we can write down when we are available with just the names and the months of the year. My situation is changing all the time in availability because I need to get any job I can. Some people are available all the time like my Dad.

Comment by David Brazier on November 24, 2012 at 19:50

So is your Dad free to travel and come and do things? Would he be at all interested in this project?  Looks like we might need to set some times when we get several people together.

Comment by Alejandra Mederos Rodríguez on November 24, 2012 at 18:36

Hi,

We are a good team! By the way, do we have an electrician? I can invite my Dad to do the electricity. He can do the whole thing and teach us, he is also good in details, I mean correcting how things are done, making them perfect, like tails,etc. Installing lamps, hanging pictures, etc. Also in repearing electronics, cooking, cleaning, gardening, etc. It will be good for him.

Let me know. All the best,

Alex

Comment by David Brazier on November 24, 2012 at 7:59

Wonderful. This is all very exciting. I hope we can work as a good team.

Comment by Alejandra Mederos Rodríguez on November 23, 2012 at 23:10

Hi,

Mesurement, plans and pictures are very important. We will have a look in the house soon and we will send all this information.

I'm good at organizing things and people, I could negotiate prices, prepare budgets, make the accountability, translate in a few languages, promote the web in internet, to have a better position. I can also cook and solve problems.

I will also do some hard work and of course some cleaning.

I used to check how to make my own house just buying a piece of land and I have some good cheap and nice ideas. I investigate how the natural resources energy works and I think that I can figure it out how to do it, how to instal it.

Greetings,

Alex

Comment by Mirjam Hartkamp on November 23, 2012 at 21:39

Hi Michael,

Thank you for your comment. It would be  very helpful to have such a document!

 

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COURSES PLANNED FOR KOREA THIS YEAR

Posted by David Brazier on February 8, 2017 at 11:55 1 Comment

These are the courses that I am planning to offer in Seoul, S. Korea this summer.

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In this workshop we shall introduce and review important aspects of Buddhist psychology including the conditioned and unconditioned mind,…

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Communication? Quelle communication?

Posted by Tamuly Annette on February 6, 2017 at 19:00 3 Comments

J'ai toujours pensé que la véritable communication  ne pouvait se faire qu'en face-à-face et que les communications virtuelles - si communes aujourd'hui sur les réseaux sociaux - ne sont que de déplorables pis-aller. Pourtant, à la réflexion, il me semble qu'il convient de corriger ce point de vue par trop simpliste. Certes, rien ne vaut la richesse d'une rencontre réelle où les paroles ne sont qu'un élément d'un ensemble où tout peut devenir signifiant. Les mots s'accompagnent de toute une…

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