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Sep 9, 2016
Steve Berkoff replied to David Brazier's discussion RITUAL & MESSAGE in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"Mahalo Dharmavidya, I have a nice little shrine that I moved form my cottage in Hawi.  I'll build a nice little niche for it on my boat and send you a picture.  So glad you're feeling better!  Aloha!"
Feb 20, 2016
Steve Berkoff replied to David Brazier's discussion RITUAL & MESSAGE in the group QUESTIONS IN THE SAND
"Recently, I moved away from my Sangha to another part of Hawaii that is too far away to allow my to travel to services.  Apart from daily Nembutsu, is there a recommendation for any rituals a person can do on their own?  I do so miss this…"
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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
Feb 10, 2016
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Jan 31, 2016
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"Aloha Sujatin - I knew that I'd see you here.  Such a wonderful place!"
Jan 13, 2016
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Jan 10, 2016
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"That was quick - big welcome and aloha. Do explore the site - you will find plenty of interesting stuff in the different "groups" and via the activity log on the main page. Might also be some names you recognise :-). Namo Amida Bu."
Jan 10, 2016
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Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
I'm a member of the Amida USA Hawaii Sangha. I have been a practicing member of Pureland Buddhism here in Hawaii for almost 20 years. Dharmavidya and I first met in Hawaii about ten years ago, and I count myself blessed to call him a friend. Since first learning about Eleusis five years ago, I have watched it develop and I welcome the opportunity to participate more closely with all of you. Namo Amida Bu!
How did you hear about Eleusis?
From Prasada and Dharmavidya
Is your primary interest...
Attending courses, Holiday/Recuperation, Personal Retreat, Support in your own part of the world

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At 22:45 on January 10, 2016, David Brazier said…

That was quick - big welcome and aloha. Do explore the site - you will find plenty of interesting stuff in the different "groups" and via the activity log on the main page. Might also be some names you recognise :-). Namo Amida Bu.

 
 
 

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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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Obstructions

Posted by Susthama Kim on April 16, 2019 at 21:30 0 Comments

My children, Floor and I have been at Eleusis for a week visiting Dharmavidya. He had had another attack of new embolisms in his lungs a few weeks ago, and had gone to see a specialist at the hospital who then kept him in the hospital for just under a week and was back home the day before we arrived.

When we arrived, he told us of another serious blockage problem. He lives in the countryside, quite remote, and is on…

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SUCCESSFUL FIRST ELEUSIS SEMINAR

Posted by David Brazier on March 15, 2019 at 16:59 2 Comments

We have just had our first Eleusis Seminar on the theme of the Philosophy of Taoism.

Sixteen people took part and from immediate feedback it seems to have been a great success.

We shall do more.

There is a second meeting of a more open kind this evening.

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