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  • POETRY

    34 members Latest Activity: Jun 25

    A place for poems

  • 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…

  • WAR & PEACE

    49 members Latest Activity: on Tuesday

    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…

  • ART, MYTH & CULTURE

    25 members Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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

  • 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

  • ITZI

    35 members Latest Activity: Jan 21

    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…

  • TAO & EASTERN WISDOM

    28 members Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2017

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

  • 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: Apr 1

    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…

  • ITZI Conference 2019: No Pearl without Grit

    16 members Latest Activity: on Sunday

    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: Oct 11, 2017

    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…

  • BUDDHISM

    54 members Latest Activity: Jul 10

    To discuss Buddhism and gather Buddhist materials

  • MEN & WOMEN

    29 members Latest Activity: Mar 18

    A place to discuss relations between the sexes.

  • QUESTIONS IN THE SAND

    39 members Latest Activity: yesterday

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

  • THERAPEUTAE

    35 members Latest Activity: Jun 23

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

  • 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..

  • THINKER'S CORNER

    24 members Latest Activity: Jun 13

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

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Blog Posts

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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Shinran and Ippen

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 16, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

On Saturday evening our regular study group met on Skype where we looked at and discussed material from "No Abode", a beautiful book about the life of Ippen, ancient Japanese Purland master and "The Essential Shinran" which documents the life of Shinran Shonin, one of Honen's most famous disciples. We had a very stimulating discussion which I enjoyed greatly. We will be meeting again on Saturday 19th May at 9pm British time. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join us.…

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