Mat Osmond's Groups (12)

  • ITZI

    42 members Latest Activity: Apr 15

    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

    33 members Latest Activity: May 23

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

  • ART, MYTH & CULTURE

    25 members Latest Activity: on Friday

    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: Mar 9

    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

    25 members Latest Activity: Jun 10

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

  • POETRY

    37 members Latest Activity: Jun 25

    A place for poems

  • WAR & PEACE

    50 members Latest Activity: Jul 3

    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…

  • HELLENICA & ANCIENT WISDOM

    34 members Latest Activity: Apr 22

    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…

  • MEN & WOMEN

    29 members Latest Activity: May 29

    A place to discuss relations between the sexes.

  • BUDDHISM

    57 members Latest Activity: 9 hours ago

    To discuss Buddhism and gather Buddhist materials

  • QUESTIONS IN THE SAND

    41 members Latest Activity: Jul 5

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

  • ELEUSIS NEWS

    62 members Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2018

    This page is no longer functional and will be taken down in due course. It used to be where news was posted but this now happens in other…

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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 6 Comments

My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…

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Grace.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue

Sit

Posted by Geeta Chari on April 26, 2019 at 22:13 3 Comments

This is a short video of a Buddhist monk and his family. 

It raised questions on parenting and Buddhism - does detachment (or perhaps quietism), as practiced here, lead to demotivation and disengagement with the world around one?

His children find the detachment practised by the monk disquieting. They appreciate the irony of detachment, which is supposed to…

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Zero Limits

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2019 at 14:13 0 Comments

 

 

 

I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an…

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