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Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven commented on David Brazier's blog post THERE IS NO ONE
"What then do we mean by saying: The Blessed ONE?' What is the meaning of 'Hear Israel, the Lord Jehova your God, ...,he is One. (Deuteronomy). There is an anecdote about Leibnitz (17th century).He was the inventor…"
Sep 15, 2016
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven replied to David Brazier's discussion COMPLETELY FOOLISH in the group BUDDHISM
"Thank you so much Dharmavidya."
Aug 15, 2016
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BUDDHISM

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Aug 15, 2016
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven commented on David Brazier's blog post MINDFUL AMERICA
"Dear Dharmavidya, Thank you for this article. Astonishing and puzzling. Of course if living in the USA I would have sympathy for most of a progressive/liberal polical movement and have no objection against calling this mindful. Mindful here meaning:…"
Aug 11, 2016
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven liked David Brazier's blog post MINDFUL AMERICA
Aug 8, 2016
Vajrapala Lut Moerman left a comment for Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven
"Happy birthday!!!!!"
May 20, 2016
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven liked David Brazier's discussion THURSDAY 31 Mar ~ We shall have Animals, Visitors & Plenty of Work
Apr 1, 2016
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven liked David Brazier's discussion NOT BASED ON STUDY
Mar 21, 2016
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven liked David Brazier's discussion WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY 16-17 Mar
Mar 19, 2016
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven replied to David Brazier's discussion Women & Men on La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) - Who is Active? in the group MEN & WOMEN
"Hint understood. Bit of hesitation, twofold: do not want to disrupt an agreeable conversation with the real of the matter, which asks not only for an psychological or sociological key of conversing.…"
Mar 8, 2016
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven is now friends with David Brazier and Sujatin Johnson
Feb 18, 2016
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven liked Adam Dunsby's discussion WEDNESDAY 17 Feb - Yuckie Dough
Feb 18, 2016
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven replied to Elja Stoel's discussion SUNDAY 7 Feb; Daily from Elja and Emma in the group ELEUSIS DAILY: At Home & Away
"AH, that's good news. Namo Amida Bu"
Feb 8, 2016
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven replied to Elja Stoel's discussion THURSDAY 4 Feb; Bad News and More Bad News in the group ELEUSIS DAILY: At Home & Away
"Oh Elja! I bow for you sister. Thank you deeply for keeping us informed about what you and Dharmjavidya are going through. Aside of the astonishing care for Dharmavidya in hospital, you find time and care to tell us. Again thank you for that. One…"
Feb 5, 2016
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven replied to David Brazier's discussion WEDNESDAY 27 Jan ~ Medical Report in the group ELEUSIS DAILY: At Home & Away
"Hope you will recover soon. Think of you sending metta. Much love. Maitrisimha and Annetta"
Jan 28, 2016
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Jan 28, 2016

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Have you visited Eleusis?
2012 or earlier
Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
Lay member of Order of Amida Buddha since 2002.
Background in philosophy and organisational sciences. Lived in Amida France, like it was called before named Eleusis from 2004 till 2007. Was member of the Amida training community. 35 years self employed management consultant, trainer, counsellor and coach. Off and on painting and making art. Since 2 years my dream of of living an artist life was fulfilled thanks to my teacher and brothers/sisters of Amida school and order, my daughters and my beloved friends. Now painting full time besides living a spiritual life. Live in a housing community in Den Haag, where my girl-friend and Dharma sister Annetta lives too. Have 3 daughters and 7 grand children. Visit Eleusis regularly.
How did you hear about Eleusis?
Via Dharmavidya my teacher.
Is your primary interest...
Attending courses, Holiday/Recuperation, Join Staff Team, Develop the Buildings, Group Retreats, Personal Retreat

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At 11:02 on May 20, 2016, Vajrapala Lut Moerman said…

Happy birthday!!!!!

At 21:12 on July 7, 2013, Jnanamati said…

Wonderful to have you on the site, after all you have spent a lot of time here over the years and contributed in many ways to the fabric of the place. 

 
 
 

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Study Group.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on July 18, 2017 at 22:41 1 Comment

We just had a study group meeting at Amida Mandala Temple. Only three of us but a very rich hour. Predictably we came round to the issue of ‘is one Nembutsu enough?’ My understanding: In a sense it is, because when we call Amida we become one with his vow and the Pure Land and thus we are saved. In another sense we have to keep calling him so that he can keep saving us. As if we’re all lost in a thick fog and Amida is a few steps ahead of us illuminating the way, we have to keep him in sight…

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SIMPOSIUM AT OASIS

Posted by David Brazier on July 11, 2017 at 15:30 0 Comments

On 8th July we had a meeting of six teachers at Oasis together with many visitors.

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Each of the teachers gave a presentation on what they considered most significant in their practice. Then there was an extended lunch period for socialising and, finally a sessions of questions and answers.…

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Feeding the Wolves of Desire.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on July 10, 2017 at 11:30 1 Comment

 

I remembered a teaching from Dharmavidya…

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Wasted

Posted by Andrew on July 10, 2017 at 0:00 7 Comments

My sons childhood friend was brutally murdered on Friday night. It is hard to believe that it happened. As he left a Birmingham pub a number of young people surrounded him. One of them stabbed him in the heart and he bled to death. He was twenty six years old. I can't get it out of my thoughts, why would any one be that cruel. Why as humans do we do this to each other. I've spent most of the weekend comforting my son, he went on Holliday with Daniel the friend that lost his life, two weeks…

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