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I have been living in France on and off for 4 years doing house project . Last year i was travelling OZ for 9 months. I read one of Davids books and got fascinated with the French Retreat. Like to Garden and am hands on with DIY. I have now visited Eleusis at last and it is magical ..
How did you hear about Eleusis?
read David Brazier book
Is your primary interest...
Resident community, Volunteering, Develop the Buildings, Gardening, Group Retreats, Personal Retreat, Personal Therapy
Other information / things you can offer
I have a horticulture certificate . Also have a lot of building knowledge and can cut hair ..

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Eleusis My Visit

Posted on March 25, 2016 at 23:30 4 Comments

My Visit at Eleusis.

 

Day 1 20th March

 

While travelling Australia in 2011 I read a book that moved me deeply.

This book was called “Who loves well dies well”

Having just lost my own mother I had great admiration for David for making his mothers death so wonderful, I felt i wanted to know more about this man.(Dharmavidya).

I researched online and found the site Eleusis . I knew i wanted to stay here.

5 years later the time…

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At 20:11 on March 26, 2017, David Brazier said…
At 20:37 on January 27, 2017, David Brazier said…

If you go to your page and go down to where it says "profile information" I think you should have an "edit" button top right.

At 16:53 on January 27, 2017, josephine jones said…
How do I update my profile David ? Want to stay a member please x Hope I get to visit eleusis again this year .
Namo amida bu
Josephine
At 21:26 on December 30, 2015, David Brazier said…

Thanks for the gardening comment. Yes, we'll see how many survive. It all hinges on how much frost, how severe and how soon, I guess.

At 10:44 on December 17, 2015, David Brazier said…

You have prompted me to write another poem

At 15:59 on December 16, 2015, David Brazier said…

Good to see you joining some groups. Welcome.

At 9:31 on December 5, 2015, David Brazier said…

Nice to see you visiting the site - what are you up to these days? Are you still living in France?

 
 
 

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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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Shinran and Ippen

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 16, 2018 at 8:00 0 Comments

On Saturday evening our regular study group met on Skype where we looked at and discussed material from "No Abode", a beautiful book about the life of Ippen, ancient Japanese Purland master and "The Essential Shinran" which documents the life of Shinran Shonin, one of Honen's most famous disciples. We had a very stimulating discussion which I enjoyed greatly. We will be meeting again on Saturday 19th May at 9pm British time. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join us.…

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Buddhism Day

Posted by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on March 28, 2018 at 15:46 1 Comment

I wasn't getting as much done as I intended to or 'needed' to in my previous mode of moving between lots of different activities, so I decided to devote one day a week to a particular activity, and this week I'm doing a Buddhism day. I've finally managed to get started on Vow 22, then I did some online research and catching up with mostly Buddhist emails, then I wrote a dharma talk. I plan to do a service run-through later. It's certainly easier for me to get things done this way. Namo Amida…

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REMEMBERING SAIKO SENSEI

Posted by David Brazier on March 19, 2018 at 21:43 1 Comment

Today is the fourteenth anniversary of the death of Gisho Saiko. Sensei Saiko was the founder of Shinshu Counselling. He wrote a number of books and presented his ideas at international conferences as well as through his university and Buddhist organisations in Japan. He referred to my work in his books and when I visited Japan a few months before his death, he took on to invite me to a number of gatherings and hosted my wife and I in royal fashion. He was enthusiastic that I should play a…

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