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FULL MOON

Sitting under the walnut tree I watch the full moon rising. The sun has set, the birds are settling, night is on the way. A great peace enf…

Started by David Brazier

2 Apr 1
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A QUIET LIFE

Today I did not set eyes upon another human being all day. That is not an unusual occurrence here. Life as a hermit is quiet. Sometimes my…

Started by David Brazier

3 Mar 27
Reply by Vajrapala Lut Moerman

BACK IN FRANCE

After two months in Italy, teaching and learning, it was good to get back to La Ville au Roi and see that the walls and roof were still in…

Started by David Brazier

4 Mar 23
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I'M TRAVELLING AGAIN

Sometimes i think that I have been travelling all my life. This is somewhat true, both literally and metaphorically. The endless spiritual…

Started by David Brazier

3 Dec 5, 2017
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I'm not sure if this is an open contributory forum or not. If not...

What did I do this week?  In the States we celebrated Thanksgiving the traditional beginning of the season of conspicuous overconsumption,…

Started by Ryusho Jeffus

2 Dec 3, 2017
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AUTUMN HAS ARRIVED

I got back to La Ville au Roi last night. It is cooler than when I left ten days ago. Autumn has arrived.I shall have an easy day today aft…

Started by David Brazier

3 Nov 30, 2017
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END OF SUMMER: Looking forward

The year is turning, the leaves are going yellow, wind and rain break up the sunnier times. My trip to Korea proved to be a great success.…

Started by David Brazier

6 Sep 18, 2017
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SUMMER: And so to Korea

I have given up giving daily reports for a while now as one day can be much like another at Eleusis, but when one looks back there has been…

Started by David Brazier

9 Aug 17, 2017
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FRIDAY 26 May ~ A lush season

Wild flowers... Tame flowers... And home grown fruit...

Started by David Brazier

3 Aug 14, 2017
Reply by Jan Wizinowich

WEDNESDAY 24 May ~ Light & Dark

It is a delight and relief to see tiny fresh leaves growing on the lower twigs of the walnut trees. They all sent forth optimistic sprouts…

Started by David Brazier

3 Jun 2, 2017
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Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on November 5, 2018 at 12:46 1 Comment

Adjusting to the extreme contrast between India and England has been a truly enlightening experience for me and I will probably be processing it psychologically for quite a while to come! 

It is impossible not to be affected by the seething mass of raw energy that flows endlessly there, seemingly toward no apparent goal except pure survival. It often seemed like hell…

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MARY MIDGLEY

Posted by David Brazier on October 21, 2018 at 17:25 1 Comment

Born: September 13, 1919, London, United Kingdom

Died: October 10, 2018

Mary was a dear friend and inspiration. I first met her when she came to a meditation class I was leading. Her husband had recently died and she was grieving. She did not need meditation, she just needed to grieve and that be OK, which it definitely was, but she continued to come to meetings and made a…

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Running a Course in Korea and Elsewhere

Posted by David Brazier on August 3, 2018 at 1:40 2 Comments

I am currently leading courses on Buddhist psychology here in Seoul, Korea, but as I am putting the course onto this site as we go along, members of La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) are also responding so it is a bit as though the course is going on in several countries at the same time which is nice.

Varlam Shalamov

Posted by Geeta Chari on July 16, 2018 at 0:00 1 Comment

From The Paris Review:

For fifteen years the writer Varlam Shalamov was imprisoned in the Gulag for participating in “counter-revolutionary Trotskyist activities.” He endured six of those years enslaved in the gold mines of Kolyma, one of the coldest and most hostile places on earth. While he was awaiting sentencing, one of his short stories was…

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