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Steven Durham liked David Brazier's discussion WHAT IS "TWO TRUTHS"?
May 24
Steven Durham commented on David Brazier's group WHAT ARE YOU READING?
"I am reading "Without Buddha I Could Not be a Christian" by Paul Knitter, with mixed results.  I can appreciate his teaching/explanatory forays into Buddhism, and I am learning from those; but his "returns" to Christian…"
May 17
Steven Durham liked David Brazier's discussion NO NATURE
Apr 21
Steven Durham replied to David Brazier's discussion SYRIA: DO I SMELL A RAT? in the group WAR & PEACE
"Someone posted a meme on Facebook the morning after the raid. Against a gray background, a question was asked in white letters: "Is this our Reichstag Fire?" More than one of us is suspicious this was intended as a diversion against…"
Apr 8
Steven Durham liked David Brazier's discussion SIMPLE MIND
Mar 29
Steven Durham liked Satya Robyn's page * HOW TO START AN AMIDA SHU BUDDHIST PRACTICE AT HOME
Mar 29
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HELLENICA & ANCIENT WISDOM

This group is to give access to and a space for discussion of spiritual issues in general and from the Western traditions, as distinct from the groups on eastern wisdom (Buddhist, Taoist etc) including the ancient sources of mystery religion, especially but not exclusively Greek mythology, religion, mysteries, oracles and practices.See More
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WAR & PEACE

On the day that England and Wales voted to leave the European Union, I am starting this group as a place for political comment. The aim is to create a space where all and any issue of current affairs in the world can be discussed from a spiritual perspective.See More
Mar 16
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POETRY

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Mar 16
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"Nice to see you on the site, Steve. Hope you are well and thriving."
Mar 15
Steven Durham commented on David Brazier's group WHAT ARE YOU READING?
"I'm reading a book titled Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Culture and Family in Crisis byJ. D. Vance.  It tells the story of Vance's growing up in the remoter parts of the Kentucky hills (hence "hillbilly"), part of a…"
Mar 15
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WHAT ARE YOU READING?

This is a group in which we can share information about what we are currently reading or have read and discuss emerging themes..See More
Mar 15
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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
Mar 15
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Mar 15
Steven Durham replied to David Brazier's discussion NOT MONOTHEISM in the group BUDDHISM
"I'm sure you've heard the saying, to the effect that bowing is "horizontalizing the ego."  Interesting to see worship described in this way, too!  It gives me much to think about -- thank you."
Mar 15
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BUDDHISM

To discuss Buddhism and gather Buddhist materialsSee More
Mar 15

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Have you visited Eleusis?
2013 or later
Tell us about yourself - at least 30 words
I am a Quaker (and former Presbyterian pastor) who is profoundly interested in, and drawn to, Pure Land Buddhism. I am married (Jan) with 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.
How did you hear about Eleusis?
Through promotion of "Questions in the Sand" at Friends of Amida Shu
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ITZI Conference 2017

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A Special Weekend

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2017 at 23:52 1 Comment

I have spent the past weekend at meetings of the Amida Order in Malvern in UK. Apart from approving the advancement of a number of good people there was not a lot of "business" so we were able to concentrate upon our relationships with each other and with life and upon practising together. The whole thing turned out very well. The temple in Malvern is very comfortable and the location superb. It is difficult to convey the quality of interaction between people to those who were not there -…

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COMPASSION FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on June 1, 2017 at 14:00 1 Comment

I suppose that for many people politics seems something rather remote. For me, it is always close to my heart. Not that I strongly support this or that party, but because the issues are of such consequence. This is perhaps because of my early years having been passed in the Middle East where those consequences are evident in a more raw way. Over my lifetime I have watched as a pivotal region of the world has been systematically wrecked and ruined. Beautiful, cosmopolitan, multi-religious…

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First Thing's First!

Posted by Adam Dunsby on May 28, 2017 at 17:24 0 Comments

       

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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.

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