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Marjolaine liked Geeta Chari's blog post The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1
Feb 12
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Sense on Brexit

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2018/12/13/full-speech-sir-ivan-rogers-on-brexit/I found this piece tremendously sensible, well-reasoned, and above all, realistic.See More
Dec 16, 2018
Geeta Chari commented on David Brazier's blog post LONG JOURNEY
Dec 16, 2018
Geeta Chari commented on David Brazier's blog post MY REAL LIFE
"Yes, I have always felt that the thing about my encounter with you that I treasure more than anything is this honesty about real life, calling a spade a spade but viewing it from a completely different perspective that is hidden to me."
Dec 8, 2018
Geeta Chari replied to David Brazier's discussion CREATING LOCAL ITZI GROUPS in the group ITZI
"Dear David, I am happy to start such a group in Sutton at my home. If anyone lives nearby they are welcome to get in touch. Geeta"
Oct 30, 2018
Geeta Chari commented on David Brazier's blog post Running a Course in Korea and Elsewhere
"Dear David, would be lovely to hear how the ITZI conference went. Lots of love, Geeta"
Sep 12, 2018
David Brazier commented on Geeta Chari's blog post Varlam Shalamov
"Yes. This has also been found in a number of studies. Religious faith clearly has survival value. This raises  interesting questions for evolutionists - religious faith seems to be favoured by evolution/survival. Some evolutionists think…"
Jul 16, 2018
Geeta Chari posted a blog post

Varlam Shalamov

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 published in a…See More
Jul 16, 2018
Sujatin Johnson liked Geeta Chari's blog post The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1
Jul 5, 2018
David Brazier commented on Geeta Chari's blog post The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1
"Thank you. Delightful account !"
Jun 29, 2018
Geeta Chari posted a blog post

The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1

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 surprised at the…See More
Jun 29, 2018
Geeta Chari commented on David Brazier's blog post JOHNNY HALLYDAY
"Thank you."
Dec 8, 2017
Geeta Chari replied to David Brazier's discussion FROM MINDFULNESS TO HEARTFULNESS, Part 4 - The Precious Mirror in the group ITZI
"I have come across this phrase often in Buddhist writings: 'This is not I'. One version emphasised that it should be written 'This is not-I' and I thought it made the point very clearly by defining 'This' (whatever it…"
Nov 15, 2017
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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
Nov 15, 2017
Geeta Chari commented on David Brazier's status
"One can always rely on an Englishman for a good pun :)"
Sep 30, 2017

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Sense on Brexit

Posted on December 16, 2018 at 18:51 0 Comments

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2018/12/13/full-speech-sir-ivan-rogers-on-brexit/

I found this piece tremendously sensible, well-reasoned, and above all, realistic.

Varlam Shalamov

Posted 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 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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The Omelette Sutra

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 14:00 1 Comment

I find Elizabeth David's classic book, 'French Provincial Cooking', to be replete with advice for the Pureland Sangha.

"As everybody knows, there is only one infallible recipe for the perfect omelette: your own. Reasonably enough; a successful dish is often achieved by quite different methods from those advised in cookery books or by the professional chefs, but over this question of omelette making professional and amateur cooks alike are particularly unyielding. Argument has never…

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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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SUCCESSFUL FIRST ELEUSIS SEMINAR

Posted by David Brazier on March 15, 2019 at 16:59 2 Comments

We have just had our first Eleusis Seminar on the theme of the Philosophy of Taoism.

Sixteen people took part and from immediate feedback it seems to have been a great success.

We shall do more.

There is a second meeting of a more open kind this evening.

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