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

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Cayetano Gea on Monday. 9 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

Women & Men on La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) - Who is Active?

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven Mar 8, 2016. 5 Replies

I've been doing a bit of research on the usage of the La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) site. I find that there are equal numbers of men and women but, excluding the three of us who are resident at La Ville au Roi, there is a surprisingly large…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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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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