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Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven replied to David Brazier's discussion TUNG SHAN'S FIVE RANKS (The go-i of Soto Shu & Rinzai Shu) in the group BUDDHISM
"Thank you Dharmavidya. "
Feb 9
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven replied to David Brazier's discussion SECRETLY TAKING ON THE SUFFERINGS OF OTHERS in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"Yes indeed. Levinas calls compassion 'The nexus of human subjectivity.' Meaning that in compassion the other becomes a subectivity totally in his own right but my nexus, somebody I cannot deny. And 'The supreme ethical…"
Jan 23
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Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven replied to David Brazier's discussion BIRTHDAY POEM in the group POETRY
"Thank for this poem. Happy New Year and still congratulations with your birthday. My thoughts are with you. Can't help seeing you in your room/library (or cave?) at Eleusis. Amidst all the books. As long as I know you, you were almost never…"
Jan 5
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POETRY

A place for poemsSee More
Jan 5
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Jan 5
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven liked David Brazier's blog post Seasonal Message from the Head of the Amida Order
Dec 25, 2016
Maitrisimha Kouwenhoven replied to David Brazier's discussion HOW IT IS TO BE ALONE in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"Ah! You touch me. I know where you are. Now reading how you are there. I bow, thank you. Namo Amida Bu. M."
Nov 17, 2016
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QUESTIONS IN THE SAND

In Dharma practice, questions are very important. Most instances of enlightenment recorded occur in dialogues and most of these start from a question. This is how the Dharma is given and received. It is not just a matter of getting the right answer. The very act of asking and answering is a practice. Here I will offer answers to the questions that I get asked from time to time and so we shall meet.See More
Nov 17, 2016
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DAVID'S ARCHIVE

Here I will gradually add papers I have written, mostly ones written rather a long time ago but which still have some use or relevance. The papers are loaded here as "pages" and so the links to them are in the right hand column below. There is also a themed listing in the text box below. If you wish to discuss matters arising, please do so by using the Discussion facility. Thank you.See More
Oct 13, 2016
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

Profile Information

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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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.

COLOURFUL RITES

Posted by David Brazier on May 22, 2017 at 21:09 0 Comments

The Russian Orthodox certainly know how to do pomp and ceremony

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-40002536/russian-faithful-flock-to-st-nicholas-relics

Self Power/Other Power

Posted by Adam Dunsby on May 21, 2017 at 22:35 1 Comment

Sangharakshita on Self Power/Other Power: …

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The Omelette Sutra

Posted by Geeta Chari on May 20, 2017 at 14:00 1 Comment

I find Elizabeth David's classic book, 'French Provincial Cooking', to be replete with advice for the Pureland Sangha.

"As everybody knows, there is only one infallible recipe for the perfect omelette: your own. Reasonably enough; a successful dish is often achieved by quite different methods from those advised in cookery books or by the professional chefs, but over this question of omelette making professional and amateur cooks alike are particularly unyielding. Argument has never…

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