Tag Archives: France

The Buddha statues at Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village Mindfulness Workshop

I attended Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village Mindfulness Workshop in France from October 9-16, 2015. It was an amazing, life altering experience, and and I will have several posts about that healing, mindful, experience.
Walking among the sunlit, cool Fall mornings, with their rustling yellow Fall leaves, I had the pleasure of reflecting on, and reflecting into photographs, the peace-full beauty of 3 outdoor Buddha statues at Lower Plum village and upper Plum Village.
Just as an aside, words are powerful!  Usual words for photography include words like “taking a picture” “capturing an image” “shooting a picture.” My photos below are “reflections into photographs.” They were not “captured”, “shot”, or “taken.”

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Favorite Photos: Nun Praying at Mt St Michel France

Nun Praying at Mt St Michel France

At the end of 2014, and during Christmas season, I thought I would share this photo.

Meditation, Reflection, History, Mystery.

Light pours into the room, surrounded by the shining, reflecting mystery of God,
A nun, on her knees on that hard floor, alone with God,
in a side temple hundreds of years old,
on that ancient rock, surrounded by incoming and outgoing tides.

In her perfectly starched white habit,
head slightly tilted,
her habit a flawless white puddle of white on the ancient floor,
prays;
surrounded by, and part of, the Beauty and Mystery of God.

Dan Windisch

Mt St Michel in France is a place I’ve always wanted to go to. An island separated from the mainland by incoming tides. A huge rock outcropping, an ancient monastery, and plenty of tourist shops on the cobblestone road rising up to the monastery.
I love this shot!

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