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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Relationship.

Posted by Adam 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 Adam 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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Korean Version of Workshops

Posted by JAESUNG KIM on August 6, 2017 at 6:58 0 Comments

2017 여름 불교심리치료 및 상담 워크숍 3회 내용

THREE PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING WORKSHOPS

 

WORKSHOP 1: SNOW UPON A SILVER PLATE [ 銀盌盛雪]: PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY & THEIR PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPLICATION

In this workshop we shall introduce and review important aspects of Buddhist psychology including the conditioned and unconditioned mind, object relatedness, skandha process, the unity of path and goal, bodhichitta,…

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Great Intentions.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on August 3, 2017 at 22:42 0 Comments

  • The power of intentions is a topic that comes up regularly for me and always provides me with food for thought. In a recent service I was struck by the gravity of the Bodhisattva vows that we sing as part of our liturgy. ”Innumerable…

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