"Life is so slippery. How intentions become tangled and reversed and end up somewhere else. Rather like writing practice.
Also, I am reading a series of novels whose main character is a rabbi in a small town outside of Boston and in the process…"
5-8 September 2019, NetherlandThis group is for announcements, discussion, and information relevant to the conference and to help organisers and attenders stay in contact. This is going to be a very special event and there will be plenty going on in the lead up.See More
"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.…"
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)
My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…
“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue
I have recently been made aware of a practice known asHo’ponopono.Ho’ponoponois 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…