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  • ITZI

    37 members Latest Activity: Aug 29

    This group is a space for all things relating to International Zen Therapy Institute - a place for Eleusis members who are interested in ITZI to…

  • THINKER'S CORNER

    25 members Latest Activity: Sep 17

    Here we can discuss ideas, inspirations and philosophy that does not readily fall into an established category. Often the most interesting ideas…

  • DAVID'S ARCHIVE

    9 members Latest Activity: Jul 11

    Here I will gradually add papers I have written, mostly ones written rather a long time ago but which still have some use or relevance. The papers…

  • THERAPEUTAE

    37 members Latest Activity: Jul 31

    A place to discuss therapy and personal growth, health, wholeness, and transformation of the psyche.

  • LAND & BUILDINGS

    20 members Latest Activity: Jun 1, 2017

    This group is for news and ideas about the management and development of the land, gardens and buildings

  • MEN & WOMEN

    29 members Latest Activity: on Thursday

    A place to discuss relations between the sexes.

  • OUR FRIENDS

    17 members Latest Activity: Jun 20

    Items about groups and centres in mutual friendship and support with La Ville au Roi (Eleusis)

  • ELEUSIS NEWS: What Did You Do This Week?

    62 members Latest Activity: Sep 16

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

  • HELLENICA & ANCIENT WISDOM

    34 members Latest Activity: Jun 2

    This group is to give access to and a space for discussion of spiritual issues in general and from the Western traditions, as distinct from the…

  • KOREA 2018

    10 members Latest Activity: Aug 19

    This is a place for materials relating to the teaching programme in Korea in August 2018

  • ITZI Conference 2019: No Pearl without Grit

    17 members Latest Activity: Aug 18

    5-8 September 2019, Netherland

    This group is for announcements, discussion, and information relevant to the conference and to help…

  • KOREA 2017

    6 members Latest Activity: Aug 14

    This is a place for materials relating to the teaching programme in Korea in August 2017

  • INDULGENCE

    25 members Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2017

    This group is a little corner in which to share anything gratifying to the senses.

    Cette groupe es un petit coin dans lequel compartir…

  • WAR & PEACE

    49 members Latest Activity: Aug 8

    On the day that England and Wales voted to leave the European Union, I am starting this group as a place for political comment. The aim is to…

  • TAO & EASTERN WISDOM

    28 members Latest Activity: Sep 15

    This is a group for non-Buddhist oriental thought, religion, philosophy, art & culture

  • BUDDHISM

    54 members Latest Activity: Sep 13

    To discuss Buddhism and gather Buddhist materials

  • QUESTIONS IN THE SAND

    41 members Latest Activity: Sep 17

    In Dharma practice, questions are very important. Most instances of enlightenment recorded occur in dialogues and most of these start from a…

  • POETRY

    34 members Latest Activity: on Friday

    A place for poems

  • ART, MYTH & CULTURE

    25 members Latest Activity: Sep 14

    This group is for contributions on culture and the arts, including film, drama, mythology - music, mandala, mosaic, labyrinth, calligraphy, dance,…

  • WHAT ARE YOU READING?

    30 members Latest Activity: Jun 29

    This is a group in which we can share information about what we are currently reading or have read and discuss emerging themes..

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Blog Posts

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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The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1

Posted by Geeta Chari on June 29, 2018 at 9:21 1 Comment

I have been watching The Buddha on Netflix, and although I came well-prepared to scoff, there is a surprising amount of food for thought from a Pureland perspective. What follows is a review of the Pureland touches in the episode, coloured inevitably by my upbringing in India, although I have now lived in Britain for more than half my life.

The scene opens in the republic of Kapilavastu, depicted as a green and pleasant land, with the Himalayan mountains as a backdrop. (I was…

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Nembutsu Question

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2018 at 8:22 1 Comment

I found this in a book that I'm reading. It has challenged my current "understanding" of the Nembutsu. I tend to think of the name itself as salvation and the bridge to the Pure Land...

"...Nembutsu is not a means to gain salvation but a reflection of it. Shinran acknowledges there is nembutsu without true entrusting because he lived in an environment where nembutsu was recited for benefits and merit. By itself it cannot produce true entrusting. Nevertheless, they are inseparable as…

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