I honestly don’t think there can be anywhere that feels more serene than the Samye Ling Buddhist Centre in Eskdalemuir, Scotland. I’ve visited here a number of times over the years and have seen many changes as the centre has grown and extended around the central temple.
It’s hard to explain the feelings of calm and tranquillity that can be felt throughout grounds, there are prayer flags, lanterns and offerings scattered around and if you are lucky enough to be there when the monks are praying in the temple it’s an experience not to be missed. I know little about Buddhism but I love how welcoming this place is, it’s perfectly acceptable to go sit in the temple during prayers as long as you remove your shoes. The prayers consist of chanting and bang of drums and large gongs, I don’t understand a word but somehow the experience is both relaxing and uplifting.
It’s not really possible to capture the feeling of this place in images, I’ve tried but I don’t think I’ve done it justice…
For the first time in a long time I haven’t shot with a Lensbaby! I’ve recently purchased a Fuji X-T20 so that I can carry much less weight around with me and I’m experimenting with different lenses. I’ll be back to Lensbabies very soon though!
Next up in this month’s Serenity Circle is Eileen Critchley, an Ohio photographer. Please click here to head over and pay her a visit and be sure to click through the links for lots of inspiring images.