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Elja Stoel replied to David Brazier's discussion FROM MINDFULNESS TO HEARTFULNESS, Part 4 - The Precious Mirror in the group ITZI
"ah, I notice the difference, the nuance. Let me 'chew' on it a bit. I will respond in a while..."
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Elja Stoel replied to David Brazier's discussion FROM MINDFULNESS TO HEARTFULNESS, Part 4 - The Precious Mirror in the group ITZI
"So the mirrow refletion gives insight about my self and the other... In other words the mirror is helping to make the connection, to develop compassion, to vanish the concept of self and other....?"
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Elja Stoel replied to David Brazier's discussion FROM MINDFULNESS TO HEARTFULNESS, Part 4 - The Precious Mirror in the group ITZI
"The mirror aspect is fascinating me: the reflection of reality in my mind in the moment itself. So when I have an argument with a friend, or when I see despair in the eyes of my clients, my mirror is reflecting this? So I have to study myself,…"
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From Mindfulness to Heartfulness; ITZI Congres in Belgie, Kom je ook?

Ben je geïnteresseerd in boeddhistische psychologie? In geëngageerd boeddhisme? In mindfulness? Coaching vanuit boeddhistisch perspectief? Dan heeft dit congres in België waarschijnlijk jouw interesse: Van 8 tot 10 september 2017 organiseert het Internationaal Instituut voor Zen Therapie van David Brazier haar tweede congres over boeddhistische psychologie. Een congres waar interactie tussen sprekers en deelnemers essentieel is.We zijn verheugd over het feit dat we wereldwijd boeiende sprekers…See More
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Elja Stoel liked David Brazier's discussion HAPPINESS & EMPTINESS
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Elja Stoel replied to David Brazier's discussion A FEW PICTURES FROM AROUND THE PLACE TODAY in the group ELEUSIS NEWS: What Did You Do This Week?
"how beautiful. I am glad i will see everything with my own eyes soon. I am so looking forward to return to Eleusis! See you soon."
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Elja Stoel liked David Brazier's discussion A FEW PICTURES FROM AROUND THE PLACE TODAY
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Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
Interested in: spirituality, searching for a deeper connection with nature, zen meditation,and Pureland Buddhism, I love writing, poetry,reading, studying and working outside in nature.
I was a member of the Metta Sangha from Zen Centrum Den Bosch.I start with zen practise in 2012. (Netherland). And since half Oktober of this year (2015) i am living at Eleusis and that is quite an experience....:-)
How did you hear about Eleusis?
I found a link on the blog of David Brazier and I saw some beautiful pictures from eleusis on Facebook.
Is your primary interest...
Resident community, Volunteering, Attending courses, Course leader, Gardening, Group Retreats, Other - please tell us below
Other information / things you can offer
becoming a good sangha sister for my sangha family on the dharma path. <3 Namo Amida Bu

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From Mindfulness to Heartfulness; ITZI Congres in Belgie, Kom je ook?

Posted on May 5, 2017 at 21:00 0 Comments

Ben je geïnteresseerd in boeddhistische psychologie? In geëngageerd boeddhisme? In mindfulness? Coaching vanuit boeddhistisch perspectief? Dan heeft dit congres in België waarschijnlijk jouw interesse:



Van 8 tot 10 september 2017 organiseert het Internationaal Instituut voor Zen Therapie van David Brazier haar tweede congres over boeddhistische psychologie. Een congres waar interactie tussen sprekers en deelnemers essentieel is.

We zijn…

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TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 20:30 0 Comments

It all started with some password troubles... Wednesday some technical support wil arrive at Eleusis. Till then they will stay without the internet. …

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STILL WITHOUT INTERNET

Posted on June 12, 2016 at 12:14 1 Comment

At the moment David and Adam are still without the internet. They bought a new modem but unfortunate this is not working either. I think that soon some help from Oasis (Annette and Patrick) will arrive. So for the moment no daily teachings...  

STILL NO INTERNET

Posted on June 12, 2016 at 12:14 0 Comments

At the moment David and Adam are still without the internet. They bought a new modem but unfortunate this is not working either. I think that soon some help from Oasis (Annette and Patrick) will arrive. So for the moment no daily teachings...  

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At 10:52 on April 23, 2016, Yvette Peters said…

Hi Elja,

did everything go okay at the hospital?
Do you know anything yet about then date?
Hope to see you next week!

Yvette

At 7:49 on January 24, 2016, Priti Vaishnav said…

Dear Elja,

Thank you very much for warm welcome. Looking forward to learn a lot from you all and be part of the such a great community. 

At 18:24 on December 19, 2015, Nithya Shanti said…

Thank you for the warm welcome Elja! Its good to be here.

At 15:31 on December 14, 2015, Modgala Louise Duguid said…

Glad to be your friend Elja. It was lovely meeting you and having time at the Bodhi retreat. I look forward to being with you in Eleusis in the summer. Namo Amida Bu

At 18:45 on November 6, 2015, Carol English said…
Hi Elja,

Thank-you for accepting my friend request. I hope we will soon be friends in real life too. I will send some of my photos from when I visited Eleusis soon.

Namo Amida Bu
At 18:28 on September 15, 2015, Sujatin Johnson said…

Your writing about your stay is so beautiful - I felt quite emotional, reading it - Namo Amida Bu

 
 
 

ITZI Conference 2017

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Study Grouop

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on November 13, 2017 at 8:04 0 Comments

We had our regular skype study group on Saturday evening. Three people attended including myself and we studied some of Dharmavidya’s writings and had very helpful discussions about subjects such as Buddhist prayer, accepting death and being Human. The next group will be on Saturday the 25th at 9.30pm. This late time is due to the fact that some of our members are overseas in different time zones. if you would like to join us please email me adamdunsby@hotmail.com or skype me…

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ON BEING LIBERALLY DOGMATIC (rather than dogmatically liberal)

Posted by David Brazier on November 8, 2017 at 11:30 0 Comments

Last night I had a conversation in a restaurant in which a person reported the view that the religion of the future would be Zen because Zen was a religion without dogmas. This statement struck me with particular force because at the moment I am in the middle of reviewing a draft chapter by another author on "Eastern Meditation Meets the West" for a future publication. This chapter highlights the cultural filters that ideas have to pass through in order to get a stamp of approval by our…

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Relationship.

Posted by Dayamay 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 Dayamay 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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