SPIRITUAL LIFE AT LA VILLE AU ROI (ELEUSIS)

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES

1. The foundation of our life is Buddhism, but we have a very open and inclusive approach.We are not narrow nor puritan.

2. There are members of La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) from at least a dozen different schools of Buddhism, including a number of priests and other full time practitioners.

3. We are also interested in all forms of spirituality and religion, both in the commonalities and also in the inspiration that can be gleaned from cross-fertilisation.

4. A particular inspiration is the polytheism of ancient Greece, especially its goddesses, who represent different aspects of human life and community - love, peace, conflict, cultivation, the wild, culture, and so on.

5. This framework enables us to be open to a wide range of spirituality- shamanic, pagan, Taoistic, Sufi, nature religion, and so on, as well as to the major traditions - Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, etc..

6. So richness and inclusivity are important principles here, as well as naturalness, vitality and creativity.

7. On the one hand each person is on a personal spiritual search. On the other hand, that seeking becomes more effective in the context of community and richer when seeded by the whole human spiritual tradition.

8. we respect the Buddha’s injunctions to keep the high purpose in mind and then investigate life and nature in all their forms, energetically, patiently, joyfully, with a broadness of vision and openness of heart.

Last updated by David Brazier Apr 19, 2016.

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Posted by Andrew on March 23, 2017 at 9:07 1 Comment

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Posted by anki on March 22, 2017 at 11:09 0 Comments

Once upon a time there was a traveler from the lands below.

Lived in a cottage in the mountains all alone.

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Nembutsu morning

Posted by Kaspalita on March 18, 2017 at 9:33 2 Comments

Honen encouraged his followers to set aside special times for intense practice; half a day, or a whole day, or a week. We’ll be continuously chanting nembutsu for three hours this morning. Unlike Honen I don’t manage to recite sixty or seventy thousand nembutsu everyday, as I’m going about ordinary life, so I love these set aside times when I can immerse myself in the presence of the Buddha, in the Buddha-field, in the Pure Land.…

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RENCONTRE AVEC LAMA WANGMO EN JUIN

Posted by David Brazier on February 22, 2017 at 14:32 0 Comments

Rencontre entre David Brazier & LN Wangmo

les 10 & 11 juin 2017

à Saint-Martin-Lestra…

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