I went on another hugely enjoyable retreat last weekend my fifth or sixth overall and my third visit Padmaloka – a mens retreat centre in Norfolk.
The retreats are run under the auspices of the the Triratna Buddhist Order (until recently it was called the FWBO – Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, but the name has changed to reflect the fact that the Order is now worldwide).
It was a great weekend of meditation, talks, discussions, workshops and pujas (devotional rituals).
One of the two friends I travelled down with is known to me primarily by his Buddhist name – Alokavira but under his original name – Timm Sonnenschein, he is an excellent professional photographer. His website has recently received a makeover so do check it out, and meanwhile, heres a couple of great shots he took over the weekend, of myself and Padmavajra in rapt attention at an inspiring talk by Paramatha on the noble subject of friendship.