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David Brazier commented on George Daly's blog post The Zen Weekend on 16th June
"The June weekend is not at Eleusis, it is in Netherlands. You are very welcome, but to book you need to contact Willem at zen@zentrum.nl Be good to see you again, there or at Eleusis. Warm wishes - David"
Mar 5
George Daly posted a blog post

The Zen Weekend on 16th June

Hi DavidAngela and I are very interested in attending your Zenweekend on 16 and 17 th June.I am not sure if this is the right way to registerour interest. If not, do tell me.It would be good to meet up again and to see Eleusis.YoursGeorgeSee More
Mar 4
George Daly replied to David Brazier's discussion FROM MINDFULNESS TO HEARTFULNESS, Part 2 - Some Different Kinds of Mindfulness in the group ITZI
"Thanks David Yet another very helpful collection of thoughts and suggestions. Yours George"
Nov 7, 2017
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ITZI

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 7, 2017
George Daly commented on David Brazier's blog post COURSES PLANNED FOR KOREA THIS YEAR
"Looks wonderful."
Feb 9, 2017
George Daly commented on David Brazier's group EVOLVING A PHILOSOPHY
"Dear David Thanks for your swift and helpful reply. At the moment the prisons we work in are in Uganda and Kenya. We hope to expand into other East African countries. Exactly as you say, the cultural differences are significant. There are very great…"
Aug 31, 2016
George Daly commented on David Brazier's group EVOLVING A PHILOSOPHY
"Dear David As part of the work of the African Prisons Project we have retreats for some of the people involved. I have often wondered how Eleusis might be able to contribute. I often find it hard to work out how to incorporate the wonders of…"
Aug 31, 2016
David Brazier left a comment for George Daly
"Yesterday we were visiting Oasis and we met a Frenchman (of Russian extraction) from Brittany who was visiting. Nice chap. You must also come over and visit us sometime. When I am well enough, perhaps we shall get to Brittany ourselves again."
Jul 16, 2016
George Daly replied to David Brazier's discussion EXPECTATIONS in the group EVOLVING A PHILOSOPHY
"This is just a quick message to say thanks for the many wonderful postings on various subjects on this and for the Daily Teachings. A Benedictine monk and former Abbott called Father Stephen Ortiger has recently stayed with us in France. We…"
Jul 16, 2016
George Daly replied to David Brazier's discussion BUDDHA & DERRIDA in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"Thanks David This is a really helpful answer. Yours George"
May 31, 2016
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QUESTIONS IN THE SAND

In Dharma practice, questions are very important. Most instances of enlightenment recorded occur in dialogues and most of these start from a question. This is how the Dharma is given and received. It is not just a matter of getting the right answer. The very act of asking and answering is a practice. Here I will offer answers to the questions that I get asked from time to time and so we shall meet.See More
May 31, 2016
George Daly commented on David Brazier's group EVOLVING A PHILOSOPHY
"Hi David Thanks for your comments. I was always interested in "Island" which Huxley wrote as he was dying. It is a sort of Utopian counter to his Brave New World. The island tries to live according to a blend of Tantric Buddhism and…"
May 30, 2016
George Daly commented on David Brazier's group EVOLVING A PHILOSOPHY
"Thanks for the questions. Now happily investigating in the garden. Yours George"
May 30, 2016
George Daly commented on David Brazier's group EVOLVING A PHILOSOPHY
"Bonjour Just back from a pleasant walk round the lake reflecting on your many points. When thinking about and discussing how Buddhism helps I often find myself trying to put together a recipe or cocktail of ideas and practices. Some ingredients…"
May 30, 2016
George Daly replied to David Brazier's discussion SPIRIT IN ACTION in the group EVOLVING A PHILOSOPHY
"Thanks as ever for your thoughts and ideas. I do agree that every good thought and action sets up a virtuous spiral and mean-minded thoughts and actions can generate vicious circles. Thus every moment sets up possibilities. I am intrigued by the…"
May 14, 2016
George Daly commented on David Brazier's group EVOLVING A PHILOSOPHY
"I don't know if this is the right place to contribute so sorry if it is not. I am very grateful to David and many others, such as Guy Claxton, for helping me to start to understand some aspects of Zen - especially some of the key words which…"
May 3, 2016

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Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
Retired Professor of Law. Live in Brittany.
Married to Angela. 4 children. 7 grandchildren.
Trustee of African Prisons Project.
Friend of Mo and Peter Henderson.
Love Zen Buddhism.
Would enjoy learning much more and conversing with others.
Presently developing our way of life.
Written, directed, produced and acted in many plays.
Trying to learn the piano.
Taught by Benedictine monks.
Studied PPE at Oxford 1968-1971
How did you hear about Eleusis?
Met David Brazier on a retreat at Mo and Peter's in Brittany.
Is your primary interest...
Attending courses, Group Retreats, Support in your own part of the world
Other information / things you can offer
Willing to help. I am interested in the discussion groups.Open to suggestions.
I enjoy David's books.
Looking for linkages in several areas including Hospice Africa and the African Prisons Project.

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The Zen Weekend on 16th June

Posted on March 4, 2018 at 19:57 1 Comment

Hi David
Angela and I are very interested in attending your Zen
weekend on 16 and 17 th June.
I am not sure if this is the right way to register
our interest. If not, do tell me.
It would be good to meet up again and to see Eleusis.
Yours
George

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At 11:22 on July 16, 2016, David Brazier said…

Yesterday we were visiting Oasis and we met a Frenchman (of Russian extraction) from Brittany who was visiting. Nice chap. You must also come over and visit us sometime. When I am well enough, perhaps we shall get to Brittany ourselves again.

At 17:23 on April 25, 2016, David Brazier said…

Welcome, George. Super to have you with us. I hope you enjoy the site and being part of the network. Do come over and see us sometime. Great.

 
 
 

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