June 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Thank you all Dharma companions for these lovely and insightful days. I am sad because of your departure. But I also feel that each space created by each of you will last for long time. May we all re…

Thank you all Dharma companions for these lovely and insightful days. I am sad because of your departure. But I also feel that each space created by each of you will last for long time. May we all remember our morning service "Strive diligently! Attain Nirvana!". Namo Amida Bu. Homage to him, the Blessed One, the Worthy One, the Fully-Enlightened One.

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Added by José Luis Poveda on June 29, 2013 at 15:20 — 1 Comment

Cleaning the roof

Added by David Brazier on June 27, 2013 at 13:33 — No Comments

Mid Summer Day Offering to Forrest Gods

Added by David Brazier on June 21, 2013 at 22:08 — No Comments

A happy community

Here at Eleusis we have a wonderful community feeling at present. With fourteen people we are about at our capacity. In this case we are four women and ten men. We have had a workshop on Zen Therapy and now one on being a spiritual teacher. We have got quite a lot of physical work done and the place is looking good. The weather was kind to us with pretty continuous hot sunshine until a couple of days ago. Now it is maild and damp. No doubt the sun will be back soon. 

Added by David Brazier on June 20, 2013 at 15:29 — No Comments

Unexpected surprises in Eleusis

Sentarse en zazen y que un minuto después comience a sonar una melodía inesperada de shakuhachi real... ¿qué más puede uno pedir?
Sorpresas de Eleusis/ITZI

To sit in zazen and just one minute after a real shakuhachi melody starts... what else can one expect?
Unexpected surprises in Eleusis/ITZI

Added by José Luis Poveda on June 19, 2013 at 21:24 — No Comments

Hola amig@s: Hace nueve días llegué a Eleusis. Tras un par de días de trabajo para preparar el templo para los talleres venideros, hemos pasado cuatro días realizando un taller de Terapia Zen. Para m…

Hola amig@s:

Hace nueve días llegué a Eleusis. Tras un par de días de trabajo para preparar el templo para los talleres venideros, hemos pasado cuatro días realizando un taller de Terapia Zen. Para mí este tiempo, aunque ha sido corto, hasta ahora ha sido muy intenso. De hecho estoy un poco 'puzzled' porque se han despertado rápidamente en mi procesos que en otras ocasiones han tardado mucho más tiempo.

A nivel humano, el ambiente es incomparable. La calidez y proximidad de…

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Added by José Luis Poveda on June 17, 2013 at 23:39 — No Comments

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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 2 Comments



At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…

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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 10 Comments

My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…

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Grace.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue

Sit

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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