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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
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 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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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 6 Comments

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…

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Grace.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“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

Sit

Posted by Geeta Chari on April 26, 2019 at 22:13 3 Comments

This is a short video of a Buddhist monk and his family. 

It raised questions on parenting and Buddhism - does detachment (or perhaps quietism), as practiced here, lead to demotivation and disengagement with the world around one?

His children find the detachment practised by the monk disquieting. They appreciate the irony of detachment, which is supposed to…

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Zero Limits

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2019 at 14:13 0 Comments

 

 

 

I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is 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…

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