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ROCKS

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Carol English on Saturday. 1 Reply

La Ville au Roi stands upon a low hill. The hill is made of limestone. The buildings are made from it. The soil, such as it is, sits upon it. When you dig you run into it. It is useful - if you can get it out. Mostly, fortunately, it is in flat…Continue

FLOWERS

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Mar 11. 3 Replies

Mid-March and we might still have frosts to come. Apart from the proud daffodils this is the season of tiny flowers. Can somebody identify these little wonders for me? We have millions of them...…Continue

SOME THINGS WE HAVE DONE

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Mar 6. 1 Reply

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 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 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 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!

Comment by Michael Brazier on November 23, 2012 at 20:45

Hi Mirjam, Im going to measure up the barn in a couple of weeks time and from this we can draw up a plan and start sharing ideas.

 

Comment by Mirjam Hartkamp on November 21, 2012 at 0:20

Hi David,

Thank you for the invitation. I hope you are doing well. As to developping ideas it might be helpfull to have an insight in the map/plan (i dont know what it is called) groundmap and the measurements. Would you be able to upload such a document?

gracias mil! un abrazo fuerte

 

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Kindnesses

Posted by Andrew on March 23, 2017 at 9:07 1 Comment

The love your neighbour campaign in Birmingham came about after the decision to leave the EU. There was an increase in racist attacks and the Church of England hierarchy felt they should take action. What they did was encourage schools and other community venues to put free of charge bright orange banners on fencing etc with the words love your neighbour on them. At the moment funding has been obtained to make more banners to replace any of the 1000 that have gone up already and to encourage… Continue

The bowl of feathers

Posted by anki on March 22, 2017 at 11:09 0 Comments

Once upon a time there was a traveler from the lands below.

Lived in a cottage in the mountains all alone.

The only company he had were the animals and the trees.

Though company they were none the less spoke in language only the soul hears.

Songs of days passed they sang just…

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Nembutsu morning

Posted by Kaspalita on March 18, 2017 at 9:33 2 Comments

Honen encouraged his followers to set aside special times for intense practice; half a day, or a whole day, or a week. We’ll be continuously chanting nembutsu for three hours this morning. Unlike Honen I don’t manage to recite sixty or seventy thousand nembutsu everyday, as I’m going about ordinary life, so I love these set aside times when I can immerse myself in the presence of the Buddha, in the Buddha-field, in the Pure Land.…

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RENCONTRE AVEC LAMA WANGMO EN JUIN

Posted by David Brazier on February 22, 2017 at 14:32 0 Comments

Rencontre entre David Brazier & LN Wangmo

les 10 & 11 juin 2017

à Saint-Martin-Lestra…

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