ELEUSIS NEWS: At Home & Away


ELEUSIS NEWS: At Home & Away

News from La Ville au Roi and from Eleusis people elsewhere. What's happening and who's doing what? What's the latest?

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SUNDAY 19 Feb ~ And the Seventh Day Thou Shalt Work (and Sleep in the Sun)

Started by David Brazier yesterday. 0 Replies

I like to rotate the physical jobs so today it was liming walls. My technique has gradually improved and today I got quite a bit done. My son kindly bought me some extra tools for my birthday so they were in action today. Liming is rather different…Continue

MONDAY 13 Feb ~ Domestic life

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman yesterday. 1 Reply

Life here is pretty simple. Today, for instance, it has been mild and windy - a good drying day -  so I decided to do some clothes washing. I did two loads, coloureds and whites and got about half dry by evening. In the afternoon I made a chocolate…Continue


Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier on Thursday. 3 Replies

Although, no doubt, we shall have more cold, wet and windy days yet, I think I can declare that here in my little kingdom on the hill, yesterday, Valentine's, was the first day of spring. There was something differnt about the air, and today,…Continue

FRIDAY 3 Feb ~ Writing & Talking about Dharma

Started by David Brazier Feb 3. 0 Replies

This week my practical tasks have mostly been set aside in order to clear…Continue

WEDNESDAY 1st Feb ~ No typhoon

Started by David Brazier Feb 1. 0 Replies

Well there was no typhoon today, only grey clouds and a mild temperature. In fact it has been the first day of the year warm enough for me to work in the upper room and not bother with a fire in the kitchen. Tara stayed out all last night and has…Continue

TUESDAY 31st Jan ~ End of Winter?

Started by David Brazier Jan 31. 0 Replies

The end of the month. I wonder if it is the end of the winter. I mean, of course, the real winter, the winter defined by the elements, not the winter designated by the calendar. Here at La Ville au Roi we have well defined seasons for the most part.…Continue

SATURDAY 28 Jan ~ Tranquil Life of a Buddhist Hermit

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Jan 29. 4 Replies

I’ve got guests coming, persons unknown. What does one do? Make a cake. OK, corny but true. I start to get out pastry and cake making things. I’m SO glad that the extremely cold weather has ended as I was really anxious how I was going to keep them…Continue

SUNDAY 15 Jan ~ Home Again

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman Jan 28. 6 Replies

I'm back.My visit to UK has been full and joyous, but it is lovely to be back at Eleusis. Today I travelled from the snow in the north back to gentle rain here. My injured leg is still giving me trouble so unloading the car was a challenge. I had…Continue

THURSDAY 19 Jan ~ Tarts & Mantras

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Mat Osmond Jan 20. 2 Replies

Cold DaysIt is another frosty morning. Frost on the east window is thicker and climbs almost to the top of the top pane. Nonetheless, it does not feel quite so cold. Paradoxically, this may be because objectively it is colder. Yesterday it did not…Continue

WEDNESDAY 18 Jan ~ Déjeuner du roi

Started by David Brazier Jan 18. 0 Replies

Tara the cat knocks on my door. It’s morning! She is full of energy after a night confined to the house. I let her out onto the frozen earth, white and crunchy under foot. I watch. She scampers high into the walnut tree and I cast cries of…Continue



ITZI Conference 2017

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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.


7-11 August 2017 ~ Workshop 1


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


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…



Posted by David Brazier on January 31, 2017 at 15:13 4 Comments



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