Elja Stoel's Blog (14)

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness; ITZI Congres in Belgie, Kom je ook?

Ben je geïnteresseerd in boeddhistische psychologie? In geëngageerd boeddhisme? In mindfulness? Coaching vanuit boeddhistisch perspectief? Dan heeft dit congres in België waarschijnlijk jouw interesse:



Van 8 tot 10 september 2017 organiseert het Internationaal Instituut voor Zen Therapie van David Brazier haar tweede congres over boeddhistische psychologie. Een congres waar interactie tussen sprekers en deelnemers essentieel is.

We zijn…

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Added by Elja Stoel on May 5, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

It all started with some password troubles... Wednesday some technical support wil arrive at Eleusis. Till then they will stay without the internet. 

Added by Elja Stoel on June 13, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

STILL WITHOUT INTERNET

At the moment David and Adam are still without the internet. They bought a new modem but unfortunate this is not working either. I think that soon some help from Oasis (Annette and Patrick) will arrive. So for the moment no daily teachings...  

Added by Elja Stoel on June 12, 2016 at 12:14 — 1 Comment

STILL NO INTERNET

At the moment David and Adam are still without the internet. They bought a new modem but unfortunate this is not working either. I think that soon some help from Oasis (Annette and Patrick) will arrive. So for the moment no daily teachings...  

Added by Elja Stoel on June 12, 2016 at 12:14 — No Comments

SIXTEEN DAYS TO COUNT

Everyday it is going a bit better. I stroll around on my crutches. I am staying in the 'Bartholomeus Gasthuis' in Utrecht. This is quite a unique place, in many ways. It was the second place my insurance company offered. It was not hard to decide to go to this place. Almost exactly a year ago I was here for the first time, because I went to a special retreat-weekend, a weekend with... David Brazier... I met David for the first time, here in this 'guesthouse'. In recent years David has been…

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Added by Elja Stoel on June 7, 2016 at 22:25 — 2 Comments

WHAT DID BUDDHA TEACH ABOUT OBEDIENCE?

A couple of days ago I found some traces of the history of the monastery I am currently staying in, and it is quite interesting! This monastery is build for the order of the Redemptorists.

Some history…

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Added by Elja Stoel on May 22, 2016 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

FIRE AND WATER ON THE DHARMA PATH

Yesterday during breakfast I had a bit of a difficult conversation with Els about religion. In her younger years she had a strong belief in God, but along the way she lost it. One of her questions is “How is it possible that there is a God when there is so much suffering in the world?” All these questions are rising within her, because she wants to come to the autumn retreat at Eleusis. I know why she…

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Added by Elja Stoel on May 15, 2016 at 23:00 — 3 Comments

HELP FROM MYSTERIOUS BUGS

Mischief

Today I had some pre operation research appointments. I was in hospital from 12.30 till 15.30. Everything went smoothly and with care

My first appointment was with physiotherapy. We where in a small group and we were taught how to walk with crutches. I felt very…

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Added by Elja Stoel on April 28, 2016 at 22:03 — 3 Comments

Nederlandse vertaling van De Koan van Kapimala

De Oceaan van Waarheid Weerspiegeld

De koan van Kapimala

Deze tekst is een vrije vertaling en bewerking van de tekst van David. De tekst is oorspronkelijk geschreven als een vervolg op het verhaal van…

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Added by Elja Stoel on March 19, 2016 at 14:39 — No Comments

NAGARJUNA DE GRONDLEGGER VAN HET MAHAYANA BOEDDHISME

David Brazier ~ vertaling Elja Stoel

Nagarjuna wordt gezien als een van de meest belangrijkste en invloedrijkste denkers in de geschiedenis van het Boeddhisme. Alle Mahayana scholen zien hem als de stichter van het Mahayana Boeddhisme. Aan de ene kant kan Nagarjuna gezien worden als een originele denker, zijn ideeën vormen de basis voor het…

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Added by Elja Stoel on March 9, 2016 at 13:25 — 6 Comments

BEGINNER'S MIND

Irritated

My breakfast is still going on when David starts to talk about the Summary of Faith and Practice .

I react a bit irritated because I want to eat my toast and suddenly I have to look for my notebook. I try to make as many notes as possible during David's Dharma talks, not only to…

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Added by Elja Stoel on February 24, 2016 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

I Became a Buddhist!

David and I were talking in the car during our 12 hours traveling to Spain. As David has written (see Eleusis Daily) we talked about lots of things.

I told David how I am looking forward to meeting the people of the Amida Sangha. I still feel a deep connection with my own sangha in Den Bosch, in Holland, but I do want to be involved in the Amida Sanga and the Amida order.…

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Added by Elja Stoel on November 12, 2015 at 13:07 — 6 Comments

The grace of happiness in November

In the corner of the ‘sun-trap-field you will find the entire universe…

Look at that!

Dragonfly and Blackthorn,

blue sky and butterfly,

greenhills and yellow flowers,

what a treasures in november...

White clouds and forest lining the horizon, endless view covered with a blue cupola…

What a grace in november……

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Added by Elja Stoel on November 9, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

TO DO THE DISHES AND FALL IN LOVE

One week at Eleusis

A week at Eleusis… it was quite an experience! I came by train and arrived rather late at the station in St. Amand Montrond Orval. David picked me up at the station and drove me to the house. We drank a cup of tea and then I went to to bed. So, basically, my time at Eleusis started with the morning meditation.

The morning meditation was impressive for me. The meditation I am used to is zen, so I was not familiar with chants and a lot of recitation. I…

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Added by Elja Stoel on September 15, 2015 at 12:00 — 4 Comments

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