I left Amida France on a rainy day, leaving Susthama to finish her bamboo sculpture of Quan Yin, and, with the others, to tie up any loose ends, before returning home on Thursday.
We had a wonderful finish to the Arts period, Liz and Gemma were our guests in the final week, who transformed the old well into a thing of beauty. On the final day, Kate a neighbour, who works as a play therapist in the UK, came and led us through an art workshop in which we jointly created an amazing piece. You can see photo's of this, and of the other pieces of art on the French weblog: http://amidatrust.com/france We had spent the previous evening at Kate's house, for dinner and a twilight walk to an old abandoned water mill - spooky.
The weather has been mixed but te rain didn't dampen our spirits which were lifted, in the company of each other and by Amida.
The Buddhist House
Hello from The Buddhist House
In sutra study we have been reading about the early nuns and sharing their enlightenment poems in the Therigatha. They are wondefrully down to earth and inspiring.