Over the past several months many people have come from around the world, deepening their retreat experience in the peaceful environment of Tharpaland

After a rainy summer, everything is vibrant and abundant…including our garden! Some of our young neighbours came to help…

…but just gave up and went to play in the woods…

…so we called in the reinforcements…

…to help us on our Centre Cherishing Day

Mike and Shri began strimming the lawn

and many of our other FP students joined us as we tidied the grounds…

…practicing joyous effort – even the rain didn’t dampen their enthusiasm

must be lunch…

…a time to relax with sangha friends…

…and enjoy some chocolate cake

Meanwhile, the retreaters enjoy a peaceful walk

Back to work with a scythe…so as not to disturb the retreaters as they begin their next meditation session

…and taking care not to disturb some of Tharpaland’s other residents…

…who also enjoy our peaceful environment

A great day cherishing Tharpaland. Helping to create perfect external retreat conditions…

…within which retreaters can focus on creating perfect internal retreat conditions