Thursday, 26 July 2018

First Aid Training

These are photographs of residents from Camphill Milton Keynes doing First Aid training in the Chrysalis Theatre.
First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. It includes initial intervention in a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing CPR while awaiting an ambulance, as well as the complete treatment of minor conditions, such as applying a plaster to a cut.
Alex Fox

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Saint John's Day

These are photographs of residents and staff from Camphill Milton Keynes celebrating St John's day on Tuesday 26th June.
St. John’s Day (sometimes called the Feast of St. John) is usually celebrated on June 24 every year. The Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, and some Protestant Churches commemorate the nativity of St. John on this day. John the Baptist is seen as a major religious figure who led the movement for Baptism near the Jordan River.
St. John was born to Zechariah and Elizabeth. Zechariah was a Jewish priest, and he and Elizabeth were childless. Both were beyond child-bearing age, but then a miracle happened. Gabriel, the Archangel appeared to him and told him that his wife Elizabeth would bear a child, and when the child was born, they were to name him John. It was when Elizabeth was six months pregnant with John that the Virgin Mary conceived Jesus Christ. Elizabeth, Mother Mary’s cousin, was informed of the happy news, causing the child in Elizabeth’s womb to “leap” for joy. Christians consider this St. John the Baptist’s first act of Prophecy.
Alex Fox

Thursday, 12 July 2018

38th Anniversary of the Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda


On Sunday 17th June, there was the 38th Anniversary of the Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda in Willen. This started at 11.45 am with a procession of Monks and Nuns from the Buddhist Temple to the Peace Pagoda. Then there was a welcome by the Venerable Gyosei Masunaga, Senior Monk of Nipponozan Myohoji.
There were prayers for peace from Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Pagan faiths.
At 1.25 pm there was a 1-minute silence, to remember victims of violence everywhere.
Then there were address and messages of peace from the Mayor of Milton Keynes, the High Sherriff of Buckinghamshire, Catholic Workers, Milton Keynes Peace and Justice Network and also from Peace Pagoda supporters.
Lunch was at 1.50 pm.
After lunch there multi-cultural celebrations by The Hemlock Morris Dancers, Bhajans who are members of Sri Satya Sai Service Centre, a poem called ‘Peace is a verb’ by Peter Low performed by Camphill Community Drama group, recital of sacred song by Children of the Dhamma School and inter-active African drumming by Inta Afrika.
The day ended at 4.00 pm with a conclusion by Rev. Nagahama.
Alex Fox

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Barbecue

These are some photographs of residents and staff from Camphill Milton Keynes having a barbecue on Saturday 16th June.
Alex Fox