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Ruthie joined David Brazier's group


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 discuss, share and stay in touch with one another.See More
Jul 31, 2018
Ruthie is now a member of David Brazier at La Ville au Roi (Eleusis)
Jun 14, 2018

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Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
Hello - I’m an older woman who has been involved psychological and spiritual work, personal and professional, for nearly 50 years. I am certified to teach and do teach mindfulness meditation two weekly mindfulness/vipasssana meditation group, have trained with Eugene Gendlin, Ph. D. in Focusing (also train psychotherapists, spiritual directors and counselors in this work) and have a psychospiritual private practice based on Focusing and Relational Self Psychology . I also facilitated WISE AGING groups, based Kim the book of the same name. I’ve been interested in community connectedness and living for many years and as I’m about to embark on a major life transition, I read about Eleusis (40 yrs ago I went to Greece and Turkey to visit ancient healing sites including Eleusis). I’m very interested in learning more about your community and work. I love gardens and gardening and as I age, just want to be more and more time in nature, to write poetry, feel good, be kind, have increasing moments grace and know more and more Love.
How did you hear about Eleusis?
Reading David’s article in Tricycle magazine.
Is your primary interest...
Resident community, Volunteering, Attending courses, Holiday/Recuperation, Gardening, Personal Retreat
Other information / things you can offer
Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 0 Comments

At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…



Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 10 Comments

My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…



Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue


Posted by Geeta Chari on April 26, 2019 at 22:13 3 Comments

This is a short video of a Buddhist monk and his family. 

It raised questions on parenting and Buddhism - does detachment (or perhaps quietism), as practiced here, lead to demotivation and disengagement with the world around one?

His children find the detachment practised by the monk disquieting. They appreciate the irony of detachment, which is supposed to…


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