David Brazier's Groups (22)

  • GREEN AMIDA

    26 members Latest Activity: Mar 31

    This group is a place to share matters relating to geography, climate, ecology, exploration and anything to do with the love of planet…

  • Books for Sale

    17 members Latest Activity: Dec 8, 2019

    Books for Sale

  • KOREA 2018

    10 members Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2018

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

  • ITZI Conference 2019: No Pearl without Grit

    24 members Latest Activity: Jun 23, 2019

    5-8 September 2019, Netherland

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

  • ITZI

    46 members Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2019

    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…

  • KOREA 2017

    6 members Latest Activity: Aug 14, 2018

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

  • INDULGENCE

    25 members Latest Activity: Oct 6, 2019

    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

    51 members Latest Activity: Mar 20

    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

    35 members Latest Activity: Mar 2

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

  • BUDDHISM

    66 members Latest Activity: on Tuesday

    To discuss Buddhism and gather Buddhist materials

  • DAVID'S ARCHIVE

    10 members Latest Activity: Jan 20

    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…

  • MEN & WOMEN

    32 members Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2019

    A place to discuss relations between the sexes.

  • OUR FRIENDS

    18 members Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2018

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

  • QUESTIONS IN THE SAND

    44 members Latest Activity: Mar 22

    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…

  • POETRY

    37 members Latest Activity: Mar 30

    A place for poems

  • ART, MYTH & CULTURE

    27 members Latest Activity: Jan 18

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

  • THERAPEUTAE

    42 members Latest Activity: Jan 18

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

  • WHAT ARE YOU READING?

    30 members Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2019

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

  • HELLENICA & ANCIENT WISDOM

    34 members Latest Activity: Nov 27, 2019

    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…

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Blog Posts

Standing Watch

Posted by Robert Joshin Althouse on April 5, 2020 at 20:17 0 Comments

Fragile Nature

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 5, 2020 at 11:34 1 Comment

I found this lovely quote in a book about Jizo bodhisattva:



"We perceive the fragile nature of our human life and it makes us afraid. As protection against the inevitable assaults of a human life - separations, failures, abuse, illness and death - we construct a set of strategies and defences called a self. Each time we perceive danger we fortify the defences until we find ourselves trapped and isolated inside its walls. Like a stone or wooden Jizo, we are frozen and lifeless. We… Continue

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