Friday, 17 September 2021

Willen Observation Wheel

These are some photographs of me going on Willen Observation Wheel.

Ferris wheel (or a big wheel in the United Kingdom) is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating upright wheel with multiple passenger-carrying components (commonly referred to as passenger cars, cabins, tubs, capsules, gondolas, or pods) attached to the rim in such a way that as the wheel turns, they are kept upright, usually by gravity. Some of the largest modern Ferris wheels have cars mounted on the outside of the rim, with electric motors to independently rotate each car to keep it upright. These wheels are sometimes referred to as observation wheels and their cars referred to as capsules. However, these alternative names are also used for wheels with conventional gravity-oriented cars.

Alex Fox

Friday, 10 September 2021

15th Death Anniversary of Revd. Handa

Namu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo
On Saturday 21st August there was the 15th Death Anniversary Ceremony for Reverend Handa Shonin Sama at the Buddhist Temple in Willen.
Rev Handa was a Buddhist Monk, the abbot of Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda and Temple until his sudden death in 2007.
During his lifetime Rev Handa worked tirelessly for the creation of peace through his practice and work at the temple and the wider world, when we look around us his presence and influence continue to guide and inspire us.
His practice was very much an example to all especially the paying of respect to the Buddha Nature with in all people and like the Bodhisattva Never Despise from the Lotus Sutra he practiced this towards all and never wavered in this. This practice is the very foundation to building a more peaceful and harmonius world and in this Rev Handa remains a true example of a warrior of peace to guide and inspire us all.
Alex Fox

Friday, 3 September 2021

Chloe and Andrew's wedding

Congratulations to Chloe and Andrew who live in Camphill Milton Keynes who got married on Friday 27th August. Steven was the grooms best man.

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock is a culturally recognized union between people called spouses. It establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. It is considered a cultural universal, but the definition of marriage varies between cultures and religions, and over time. Typically, it is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. A marriage ceremony is called a wedding. Individuals may marry for several reasons, including legal, social, libidinal, emotional, financial, spiritual, and religious purposes.

Alex Fox

Friday, 27 August 2021

Peter Pan

These are some photographs of the cast of the Peter Pan Panto outside of the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes meeting the residents who live here.

Peter Pan will be performed at The Chrysalis Theatre from Saturday 4th December until Sunday 2nd January 2022.

Peter Pan and his friend Tinker Bell, a fairy, whisk away siblings Wendy, John and Michael to the island of Never Land, where Captain Hook seeks vengeance against Peter for cutting off his hand.

Alex Fox

Friday, 20 August 2021

Fun Fair

These are some photographs of me going to Willen Lake Summer Funfair.

A funfair is an event held in a park or field at which people pay to ride on various machines for amusement or try to win prizes in games. The people who organize and operate it usually take it from one place to another. We all love to frighten ourselves by going on hair-raising rides at funfairs.

Alex Fox

Friday, 13 August 2021

Hiroshima Day Lanterns


On Friday 6th August, there was the Hiroshima Day Lanterns at the Japanese Buddhist Temple in Willen.

This ceremony sought to reflect on the horrors of war in an atomic age, to remember those who have died, and to pray together for peace and harmony between all people and nations.

All were welcome to join and float a candle on Willen Lake.

The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945, respectively. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in armed conflict.

Alex Fox