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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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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
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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 Dayamay 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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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!!!!!

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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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Nembutsu Question

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2018 at 8:22 1 Comment

I found this in a book that I'm reading. It has challenged my current "understanding" of the Nembutsu. I tend to think of the name itself as salvation and the bridge to the Pure Land...

"...Nembutsu is not a means to gain salvation but a reflection of it. Shinran acknowledges there is nembutsu without true entrusting because he lived in an environment where nembutsu was recited for benefits and merit. By itself it cannot produce true entrusting. Nevertheless, they are inseparable as…

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Shinran and Ippen

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 16, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

On Saturday evening our regular study group met on Skype where we looked at and discussed material from "No Abode", a beautiful book about the life of Ippen, ancient Japanese Purland master and "The Essential Shinran" which documents the life of Shinran Shonin, one of Honen's most famous disciples. We had a very stimulating discussion which I enjoyed greatly. We will be meeting again on Saturday 19th May at 9pm British time. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join us.…

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Buddhism Day

Posted by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on March 28, 2018 at 15:46 1 Comment

I wasn't getting as much done as I intended to or 'needed' to in my previous mode of moving between lots of different activities, so I decided to devote one day a week to a particular activity, and this week I'm doing a Buddhism day. I've finally managed to get started on Vow 22, then I did some online research and catching up with mostly Buddhist emails, then I wrote a dharma talk. I plan to do a service run-through later. It's certainly easier for me to get things done this way. Namo Amida…

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REMEMBERING SAIKO SENSEI

Posted by David Brazier on March 19, 2018 at 21:43 1 Comment

Today is the fourteenth anniversary of the death of Gisho Saiko. Sensei Saiko was the founder of Shinshu Counselling. He wrote a number of books and presented his ideas at international conferences as well as through his university and Buddhist organisations in Japan. He referred to my work in his books and when I visited Japan a few months before his death, he took on to invite me to a number of gatherings and hosted my wife and I in royal fashion. He was enthusiastic that I should play a…

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