Nithya Shanti
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Feb 18, 2016
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Jan 22, 2016
Nithya Shanti left a comment for Elja Stoel
"Thank you for the warm welcome Elja! Its good to be here."
Dec 19, 2015
Elja Stoel left a comment for Nithya Shanti
"Welcome Nithya Shanti, if you have any questions to find your way at this website feel free to ask. Namo Amida Bu"
Dec 19, 2015
Nithya Shanti is now a member of David Brazier at La Ville au Roi (Eleusis)
Dec 19, 2015

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Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
I am a former buddhist monk and now a spiritual teacher. I live and teach primarily in the US and India. I feel a deep affinity with the Pure Land tradition.
How did you hear about Eleusis?
David's YouTube Talk
Is your primary interest...
Resident community, Volunteering, Attending courses, Holiday/Recuperation, Course leader, Join Staff Team, Develop the Buildings, Gardening, Group Retreats, Personal Retreat, Personal Therapy, Support in your own part of the world, Other - please tell us below
Other information / things you can offer
I am happy to share my skills of facilitation and understanding of emotional healing.

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At 18:22 on December 19, 2015, Elja Stoel said…

Welcome Nithya Shanti, if you have any questions to find your way at this website feel free to ask. Namo Amida Bu

 
 
 

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Running a Course in Korea and Elsewhere

Posted by David Brazier on August 3, 2018 at 1:40 2 Comments

I am currently leading courses on Buddhist psychology here in Seoul, Korea, but as I am putting the course onto this site as we go along, members of La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) are also responding so it is a bit as though the course is going on in several countries at the same time which is nice.

Varlam Shalamov

Posted by Geeta Chari on July 16, 2018 at 0:00 1 Comment

From The Paris Review:

For fifteen years the writer Varlam Shalamov was imprisoned in the Gulag for participating in “counter-revolutionary Trotskyist activities.” He endured six of those years enslaved in the gold mines of Kolyma, one of the coldest and most hostile places on earth. While he was awaiting sentencing, one of his short stories was…

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The Buddha, Season 1, Episode 1

Posted by Geeta Chari on June 29, 2018 at 9:21 1 Comment

I have been watching The Buddha on Netflix, and although I came well-prepared to scoff, there is a surprising amount of food for thought from a Pureland perspective. What follows is a review of the Pureland touches in the episode, coloured inevitably by my upbringing in India, although I have now lived in Britain for more than half my life.

The scene opens in the republic of Kapilavastu, depicted as a green and pleasant land, with the Himalayan mountains as a backdrop. (I was…

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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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