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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 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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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.
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Resident community, Volunteering, Attending courses, Course leader, Gardening, Group Retreats, Other - please tell us below
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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.

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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

 
 
 

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JOHNNY HALLYDAY

Posted by David Brazier on December 6, 2017 at 10:08 1 Comment

Johnny Hallyday died just after midnight this morning.

A vous autres, hommes faibles et merveilleux

Qui mettez tant de grâce a vous retirer du jeu

Il faut qu'une main posée sur votre épaule

Vous pousse vers la vie, cette main tendre et légère

On a tous quelque chose en nous de Tennessee

Cette volonté de prolonger la nuit

Ce désir fou de vivre une autre vie

Ce rêve en nous avec ses mots à lui

Quelque chose de Tennessee

Cette force qui nous…

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THE RUBICON

Posted by Susthama Kim on December 5, 2017 at 22:30 0 Comments

i have been attending a parent and toddler group at the Steiner school in Kings Langley for a little while. I first started going there with Selena and then started taking Dorian there in September. It’s a lovely place with a different outlook and philosophy, and where I have learned about the Rubicon stage, but unfortunately the regulatory body Ofsted had rated it badly and so it had to introduce radical measures in order to stay open. 

But these changes have made things worse for…

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By sheer power of aspiration

Posted by Susthama Kim on December 3, 2017 at 22:30 4 Comments

Ever since my ordination back in Dec 2003 I have always loved being involved in or being a witness to someone taking a step onto the Buddhist path. The aspirant or candidate taking on the Amida precepts always appears solemn, and sincere, and as I listen to the vows and see how willing they are to aspire to live an ideal life they become even bigger with a certain amount of gravitas and I find myself shrinking and becoming less Significant. It is a wonderfully moving experience and so I always… Continue

letter to Father Christmas

Posted by Susthama Kim on December 2, 2017 at 22:36 6 Comments

Dear Father Christmas,



Please can I have a light up Christmas tree and the prettiest baubles in your workshop. Love Selena



My daughter is 5 and loves decorations. She would love to have a garden with lots of flowers and fruit trees and plants but we live in a flat with a balcony so she spends time enjoying other people’s garden whenever she can. So maybe this Christmas we will try and create a mini Pureland garden on our balcony.



This Bodhi retreat she and her… Continue

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