Ruthie
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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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Grace.

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

Sit

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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Zero Limits

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2019 at 14:13 0 Comments

 

 

 

I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an…

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Obstructions

Posted by Susthama Kim on April 16, 2019 at 21:30 0 Comments

My children, Floor and I have been at Eleusis for a week visiting Dharmavidya. He had had another attack of new embolisms in his lungs a few weeks ago, and had gone to see a specialist at the hospital who then kept him in the hospital for just under a week and was back home the day before we arrived.

When we arrived, he told us of another serious blockage problem. He lives in the countryside, quite remote, and is on…

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