"Rather than approaching the sangha as a refuge of idealization, I'm learning that it is a microcosm of our bombu world with all the bombu beings. It can be a safe venue for understanding and accepting our own bombu natures. Staying connected no…"
"Aloha e Dayamay;
Mahalo for your rich reflections and connections. They brought to mind a film called "Happy", a documentary that explores happiness by seeking out people in wildly different situations who are happy. One of the first…"
"Thank-you Dharmavidya. Where I live invites the Nembutsu at all times. Amida's light is constantly calling to us if we can just be open to it. Like the surprises of beauty in the garden, we are always in the presence. It is so simple, yet our…"
"I have been doing deep background reading in China history and have been thinking about the interplay of Buddhism and Taoism. Because of my Hawaiian spiritual connection, humans relationship to nature is central to any spiritual practice and belief.…"
"Eat when hungry, sleep when tired, see what needs to be done and do it. Mahalo Dharmvidya for reminding me of these wise words to live by. What more is there really? Maybe it's a function of age, but I find myself moving through life in a…"
"Timely ideas. The Hawaii sangha is doing the one million nembutsu this year, but I'm resistant to counting as it seems contrary to the whole concept. I have a daily practice of around an hour as well as going to sleep and middle of the night…"
"What a powerful metaphor for life paths that could have gone one way or another. For me these are times when I thought I was in touch with heart rather than brain to make the decision. Don't know if that was very effective or if I was…"
"Goodness. This sounds very deep and complicated, especially if the parent herself isn't able to separate from the child. My maternal grandmother died when my mom was 8 and I remember her being unable to see me as an individual. Perhaps she…"
My arm stretched up into the cloud, masking my tenuous stronghold. I'm frozen in the moment of fear. What will happen if I let go? But my body takes over and I do and though I have the sensation of falling, I am also light-hearted with relief.
Big welcome, Jan ! Do explore the site, join some groups, follow the Eleusis Daily (see Groups in the right hand column) and contribute to discussions when you can. Lovely to have you here - much Aloha & Namo Amida Bu.
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Welcome to David Brazier at La Ville au Roi (Eleusis)
I’ve always been interested in groupwork. Recently I’ve been facilitating a rather challenging group. It includes an older man who is enjoying his retirement, an outdoor type who does not say so much but clearly regards the other members as wimps, a writer who has an irritating obsession with etymology, one I think of as the wanderer whose life problem seems to be that of never having learnt to settle down, who tells endless entertaining stories of travels, love affairs and so on, and I was…