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Le pouvoir des mantras…

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LIST OF DAILY TEACHINGS

This page gives a listing of Teachings with links. These teachings are no longer "Daily" but it is impossible to change the title on this program. Each teaching is stored in one or other of the…

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Artikelen in het nederlands

De kracht van mantra's…

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Articulos en Español

Qué es Nembutsu…

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Articoli in Italiano

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INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

Hello. I am David Brazier. Eleusis is my home. It is not a public facility, institution, or a "centre". It is not available to hire for events…

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SPIRITUAL LIFE

I am a devotee of Amitabha Buddha. Amitabha, or Amida, is the Buddha of all acceptance. This is thus an inclusive creed. This web site, La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) has members who follow at least a…

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HELLO

Hello. My name is David Brazier. "David" means beloved, especially beloved of God. "Brazier" my family name, means one who works with fire. I am also known by my Buddhist name, Dharmavidya, which…

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MY FATHER KENNETH (1922-2003)

My father Kenneth (1922-2003) was a builder. By profession he was a quantity surveyor, but he spent most of his actual work life supervising constructions - bridges, roads, a power station, civic…

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MY MOTHER IRENE (1922-2004)

My mother, Irene Brazier (1922-2004), was a lover of gardens. In her life she made many and admired many more. She believed in the harmony that arises when people work in co-operation with natural…

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LIST OF BOOKS REVIEWED

Books marked with a star are written or edited by or contain articles written by members of La Ville au Roi (Eleusis)

BUDDHISM…

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Running a Course in Korea and Elsewhere

Posted by David Brazier on August 3, 2018 at 1:40 2 Comments

I am currently leading courses on Buddhist psychology here in Seoul, Korea, but as I am putting the course onto this site as we go along, members of La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) are also responding so it is a bit as though the course is going on in several countries at the same time which is nice.

Varlam Shalamov

Posted by Geeta Chari on July 16, 2018 at 0:00 1 Comment

From The Paris Review:

For fifteen years the writer Varlam Shalamov was imprisoned in the Gulag for participating in “counter-revolutionary Trotskyist activities.” He endured six of those years enslaved in the gold mines of Kolyma, one of the coldest and most hostile places on earth. While he was awaiting sentencing, one of his short stories was…

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The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1

Posted by Geeta Chari on June 29, 2018 at 9:21 1 Comment

I have been watching The Buddha on Netflix, and although I came well-prepared to scoff, there is a surprising amount of food for thought from a Pureland perspective. What follows is a review of the Pureland touches in the episode, coloured inevitably by my upbringing in India, although I have now lived in Britain for more than half my life.

The scene opens in the republic of Kapilavastu, depicted as a green and pleasant land, with the Himalayan mountains as a backdrop. (I was…

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Nembutsu Question

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2018 at 8:22 1 Comment

I found this in a book that I'm reading. It has challenged my current "understanding" of the Nembutsu. I tend to think of the name itself as salvation and the bridge to the Pure Land...

"...Nembutsu is not a means to gain salvation but a reflection of it. Shinran acknowledges there is nembutsu without true entrusting because he lived in an environment where nembutsu was recited for benefits and merit. By itself it cannot produce true entrusting. Nevertheless, they are inseparable as…

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