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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

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Jan 5
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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

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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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Relationship.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on September 9, 2017 at 20:56 0 Comments

Found this on a Chogyam Trungpa video…

''The relationship between student and teacher is like a dance…

In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together. They’re not working against each other. The more input you get from the teacher and the phenomenal world and the more you develop, at the same time, the more you question. So there is a kind of dance taking place between the teacher and yourself. You are not particularly trying to switch off…

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Reflections on Foolishness.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on September 5, 2017 at 11:50 1 Comment

I sometimes can’t believe how defective I am!! Whilst despairing of myself the other day I remembered a Shinran teaching that I found some time ago. It really made me think and reinforced my resolve to practice.

It is a Pureland teaching about the depth of our sin preventing us from being genuinely good. Our efforts to be decent, caring beings are always based in and therefore contaminated by our self centredness, greed hatred and delusion. This is due to the…

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Korean Version of Workshops

Posted by JAESUNG KIM on August 6, 2017 at 6:58 0 Comments

2017 여름 불교심리치료 및 상담 워크숍 3회 내용

THREE PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING WORKSHOPS

 

WORKSHOP 1: SNOW UPON A SILVER PLATE [ 銀盌盛雪]: PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY & THEIR PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPLICATION

In this workshop we shall introduce and review important aspects of Buddhist psychology including the conditioned and unconditioned mind, object relatedness, skandha process, the unity of path and goal, bodhichitta,…

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Great Intentions.

Posted by Adam Dunsby on August 3, 2017 at 22:42 0 Comments

  • The power of intentions is a topic that comes up regularly for me and always provides me with food for thought. In a recent service I was struck by the gravity of the Bodhisattva vows that we sing as part of our liturgy. ”Innumerable…

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