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"There won't be a general election unless things get much worse very quickly. There is a serious attempt going on (initiated by Cameron) to have fixed term parliaments, but an unexpected spin off has been referenda which, in my view, are worse…"
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"Yes, the wars have not stopped. I still hold to the (perhaps sentimental!) notion that things might have been worse in the absence of that 2003 upsurge of public feeling, or rather upsurge of criticism.Re now, hard to think of a time when two years…"
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"Regarding wars, the West did go on to destabilise Libya and tried it in Syria with disastrous results that we are still suffering. Iran would be a much tougher nut. Regarding more referendums, it is an interesting speculation what will happen. The…"
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"It may just the kind of self-suggestion you mentioned, but I wonder if that march you all made in 2003 achieved things that were not so clearly marked? Perhaps it was the next war that was headed off, thus. The drums might have been beaten louder to…"
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"One difference it made was that the fact that so many marched and it seemed to make no difference to anything led to a decline in marches and demos for quite a while afterwards. Street politics seemed futile then and has only recently revived and,…"
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Amitarya - Pure Land priest with the Amida Order, Art Therapist, artist and board member of ITZI. I co-ordinate courses for ITZI, and I am a tutor on the Buddhist psychology distance learning course. I have lived in the Amida Order residential community for three years and interested in developing a practice community at Eleusis.
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Dewdrops glisten in the morning sun

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:30 2 Comments

Saturday 21st May

The dewdrop bejewels the grass in the dazzling early morning sunshine, bringing forth the promise of a sunny day ahead.

Yesterday we were again at Oasis for the weekly service. In his dharma talk Dharmavidya gave a new perspective on the classic teaching of sila, samadhi, prajna sometimes referred to as the “three higher trainings of Mahayana” and traditionally regarded as being a sequential teaching, a teaching that can be mapped onto marga…

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Eleusis Diary (One)

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 23:00 4 Comments

28th April 

I have now been at Eleusis for nearly a week and spent my first ever weekend here alone. In fact this is the longest period I have stayed without companionship. There is much to do and at the moment I am just really establishing a daily routine (of sorts) and mostly concentrating on tidying up the immediate environment around the main building - cutting the grass, weeding the main flower bed at the front and starting the mammoth task of organising rooms, shifting pieces of…

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At 22:41 on May 16, 2016, Maja said…

I have to work out the navigation on this site a little bit still :)  I may be answering you on another page now.  But many thanks for your warm welcome to the group.  Yes, wouldn't it be something if I could attend a retreat and meet one day?  That would be a fine thing, definitely.

At 14:35 on May 3, 2016, Barbara Jukes (Barbs) said…

Hi Jnanamati, It was good to hear from you. I will reply to your queries re setting up a group on your other email. 

Namo Amida Bu

Barbs

At 12:34 on April 29, 2016, josephine jones said…
Ha jnanamati . Thanks for the friend request , look forward to getting to know you . Re josephine
Namo amida bu
At 15:02 on November 23, 2012, Robert McCarthy said…

thanks for the friend request Jnanamati,  Namo Amida Bu

 
 
 

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A Special Weekend

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2017 at 23:52 1 Comment

I have spent the past weekend at meetings of the Amida Order in Malvern in UK. Apart from approving the advancement of a number of good people there was not a lot of "business" so we were able to concentrate upon our relationships with each other and with life and upon practising together. The whole thing turned out very well. The temple in Malvern is very comfortable and the location superb. It is difficult to convey the quality of interaction between people to those who were not there -…

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COMPASSION FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on June 1, 2017 at 14:00 1 Comment

I suppose that for many people politics seems something rather remote. For me, it is always close to my heart. Not that I strongly support this or that party, but because the issues are of such consequence. This is perhaps because of my early years having been passed in the Middle East where those consequences are evident in a more raw way. Over my lifetime I have watched as a pivotal region of the world has been systematically wrecked and ruined. Beautiful, cosmopolitan, multi-religious…

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First Thing's First!

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Message from Geeta

Posted by David Brazier on May 26, 2017 at 19:30 0 Comments

I (Geeta) can offer up to 3 people a lift from Surrey to Eleusis, leaving at 5 am on 1st June and/or returning to England about 5 pm on 4th June. I can offer one person (or a couple) accommodation on the night before we travel and the night that we return.

Thank you Geeta - nice offer.

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