Elja Stoel's Groups (13)

  • ITZI

    26 members Latest Activity: on Wednesday

    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…

  • WAR & PEACE

    48 members Latest Activity: Oct 16

    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 12

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

  • THERAPEUTAE

    34 members Latest Activity: Sep 5

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

  • BUDDHISM

    54 members Latest Activity: Nov 4

    To discuss Buddhism and gather Buddhist materials

  • MEN & WOMEN

    29 members Latest Activity: Nov 8

    A place to discuss relations between the sexes.

  • OUR FRIENDS

    17 members Latest Activity: Mar 11

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

  • QUESTIONS IN THE SAND

    38 members Latest Activity: Jun 9

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

  • ELEUSIS NEWS: What Did You Do This Week?

    61 members Latest Activity: Sep 18

    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

    36 members Latest Activity: Sep 12

    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…

  • EVOLVING A PHILOSOPHY

    24 members Latest Activity: Oct 3

    Here we can discuss the principles upon which the Eleusis project will operate and the values that will provide its distinctiveness and…

  • POETRY

    32 members Latest Activity: Jul 12

    A place for poems

  • ART, MYTH & CULTURE

    26 members Latest Activity: Sep 21

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

ITZI Conference 2017

Blog Posts

Study Grouop

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on November 13, 2017 at 8:04 0 Comments

We had our regular skype study group on Saturday evening. Three people attended including myself and we studied some of Dharmavidya’s writings and had very helpful discussions about subjects such as Buddhist prayer, accepting death and being Human. The next group will be on Saturday the 25th at 9.30pm. This late time is due to the fact that some of our members are overseas in different time zones. if you would like to join us please email me adamdunsby@hotmail.com or skype me…

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ON BEING LIBERALLY DOGMATIC (rather than dogmatically liberal)

Posted by David Brazier on November 8, 2017 at 11:30 0 Comments

Last night I had a conversation in a restaurant in which a person reported the view that the religion of the future would be Zen because Zen was a religion without dogmas. This statement struck me with particular force because at the moment I am in the middle of reviewing a draft chapter by another author on "Eastern Meditation Meets the West" for a future publication. This chapter highlights the cultural filters that ideas have to pass through in order to get a stamp of approval by our…

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Relationship.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on September 9, 2017 at 20:56 0 Comments

Found this on a Chogyam Trungpa video…

''The relationship between student and teacher is like a dance…

In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together. They’re not working against each other. The more input you get from the teacher and the phenomenal world and the more you develop, at the same time, the more you question. So there is a kind of dance taking place between the teacher and yourself. You are not particularly trying to switch off…

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Reflections on Foolishness.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on September 5, 2017 at 11:50 2 Comments

I sometimes can’t believe how defective I am!! Whilst despairing of myself the other day I remembered a Shinran teaching that I found some time ago. It really made me think and reinforced my resolve to practice.

It is a Pureland teaching about the depth of our sin preventing us from being genuinely good. Our efforts to be decent, caring beings are always based in and therefore contaminated by our self centredness, greed hatred and delusion. This is due to the…

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