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MEN & WOMEN

A place to discuss relations between the sexes.

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Here we can discuss how men and women understand and do not understand one another, the dynamics that then occur, communication and relationships.

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JEALOUSY

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier on Thursday. 6 Replies

I am still reading, from time to time, the book of the diary of Sophia Tolstoy. Here I just want to pick out one theme from the many:…Continue

WHAT DO WOMEN REALLY WANT? (Or men, for that matter)

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Mar 27. 11 Replies

This, of course, is a famous question, as much as anything for the fact that Freud confessed himself unable to answer it.One of the most interesting statistics to come out of the analysis of the recent US election is surely the fact that 53% of…Continue

IMPOSING VALUES

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Mar 9. 5 Replies

I am currently reading the diaries of Sophia Tolstoy who spent her life loving and fighting with her famous husband. He was a rich…Continue

RELATIONSHIPS COMING UP TRUMPS

Started by David Brazier Feb 15. 0 Replies

It seems that use of dating sites has gone up strongly since the new American president took office. This raises the interesting question of why people want to be with someone.…Continue

SELF, SEX, COMMODIFICATION & MANIPULATION

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Mat Osmond Feb 11. 3 Replies

Here at Eleusis we have all been (separately) watching the film sequence Century of the Self. So far Adam has watched the whole thing, I have watched…Continue

Gothic Relationship Drama

Started by David Brazier Sep 6, 2016. 0 Replies

A Compelling Novel I have recently read the Iris Murdoch novel, The Unicorn. It is what is technically referred to as a 'closed' novel in 'gothic' style; closed in the sense that the characters are constrained in a closed world by the structure of…Continue

Tags: relationships, novel, tragedy, freedom, Platonism

ANSHIN: PART TWO ~ Domestic Bliss?

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Carol English Jul 19, 2016. 2 Replies

Anshin is a Japanese word, often translated as 'settled faith' as I explained in Anshin Part One yesterday. It is a particularly important…Continue

SHARING FEELINGS

Started by David Brazier Jul 14, 2016. 0 Replies

An important part of being a couple is sharing one's feelings. It is, however, an activity fraught with danger. The problem essentially lies in the fact that many of the feelings that a partner wants to express are feelings about the other partner…Continue

PRETTY POLY?

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Jun 26, 2016. 27 Replies

This is a space for the discussion of polyamory, a movement that is attracting attention, especially in America, that raises fundamental questions about conventional relationships and the norms and taboos that surround them. Some of us have been…Continue

JAPANESE MANGA SEX DEBATE

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Nati Mar 21, 2016. 4 Replies

In Japan there is currently a good deal of debate about pornography. Manga are comics. Back in the 1980s a woman called Keiko Takemiya brought out a comic series called The Poem of Wind and Trees that includes sex of all kinds. There is an article…Continue

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Comment by Elja Stoel on December 14, 2015 at 21:59

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Comment by Adam Dunsby on December 14, 2015 at 15:17
That's quite interesting. On the one hand it seems like she's being over-needy and sensitive but his response is quite a cold and unhelpful one...hhhmmm...why does this seem so familiar!!? Namo Amida Bu( ;
 

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Medicine Buddha

Posted by Satya Robyn on April 24, 2017 at 13:57 0 Comments

Colleague Buddhists - I'm getting to know Medicine Buddha as I haven't met him before and he's come into my life at just the right time.

Anything you'd be willing to share about your personal relationship with him / stories/ facts / books etc. I'd be very grateful. Deep bow.

Two Songs

Posted by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on April 12, 2017 at 21:28 4 Comments

Wrong

I am about to do, or have already done, something wrong,

Which will cause me to be responsible for something terrible.

How can I prevent this from happening, or undo what is already done?

I even feel responsible for others' atrocities I don't even know.

Lamb

There are accidents,

There are mistakes,

And there is deliberately doing wrong.

Why do I feel responsible for others'…

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Continue, Improve, Practice and Try.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on March 29, 2017 at 14:27 0 Comments

 

The last three steps of the twelve step program are commonly known as the ''maintenance…

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