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
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
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…Continue
Added by José Luis Poveda on June 17, 2013 at 23:39 — No Comments
I have now been at Eleusis for nearly a week and spent my first ever weekend here alone. In fact this is the longest period I have stayed without companionship. There is much to do and at the moment I am just really establishing a daily routine (of sorts) and mostly concentrating on tidying up the immediate environment around the main building - cutting the grass, weeding the main flower bed at the front and starting the mammoth task of organising rooms, shifting pieces of…Continue
Thank you ever so much for inviting me to join. I am trying to find my way with modern technology and believe it or not this is my first 'blog' and I just recently found out what 'facebook' is all about. As my grandaughter tells me - time to get a life Nan.
Its pleasnt to dip out of the world of legal jargon - see some nice faces and positive thoght progess. Loved the pictures and got really inspired as I can see lots of gardening to be done in that beautiful place in France.…Continue
Looking back at a wonderful visit at Eleusis the first days of January. Although the weather was grey and the air was cold, it was very nice to be there and to see, discuss, sense and embrace the potential of the place. I am glad to have been of any help on the on going work. It was nice to feel so connected and to meet our very nice neighbour, Tamuly Anette!
I did also very much apreciate the atmosphere to study and the possibility…
Added by Mirjam Hartkamp on January 16, 2013 at 19:11 — No Comments
I've been stripping the turf from where we will put a new wooden building to use as a store and workshop.
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Arrived at Eleusis last night. Wonderful to be here after long journey much of it through fog. Coming here in the dark through the cloud seems somehow appropriate to entering the mystery. Though here in mid-winter it is cold and grey, still there is an inescapable magic. This morning we lit the wood stove in the kitchen and had wonderful conversation over breakfast. There are innumerable jobs to do but this is also a place where one could simply do nothing for long periods, such is the…Continue
We have had a lovely retreat here at Zenshin-In in Oud-Turnhout in Belgium. A good time for reflection. The snow fell all around giving us a beautiful environment.
Added by David Brazier on December 10, 2012 at 13:34 — No Comments
It is a great delight to me that Mike is involved here. I have spent the past few days packing up stuff from my house in Narborough which I intend to let out in the new year. Yesterday Mike and I loaded a van and brought some of my things to Belgium and he is taking more on to Eleusis. He'll also be doing some measuring up for future work there. I'll need to do another run with the van in a week or so's time to finish the moving job. Then we can start getting organised out there. This is all…Continue
Added by David Brazier on December 4, 2012 at 13:59 — No Comments