In or around 2005 I first encountered the teachings of Buddha and attended regular teachings for the next two years.
I left that particular path or tradition and it was during May 2007, over a certain weekend, that I “somehow” found myself “involved” at another tradition: Buddhist Retreat Centre (BRC) in Ixopo, South Africa.
On the Saturday evening of that weekend, sitting alone next to a glowing fireplace, I read a short biography of Mother Theresa and it really touched my heart.
The photos below were taken that weekend using a Canon Ixus.
There are no “some-hows” – only pathways; cause and effect (Karma) in action.
None of the happenings above were “random”. They all came about through paths I had taken and numerous causes that had arisen.
Buddha gave advice on the The Noble Eight-fold Path listed below:
1. Right view
2. Right intention
3. Right speech
4. Right action
5. Right livelihood
6. Right effort
7. Right mindfulness
8. Right concentration
There seem to be lots of paths in and around the BRC now that I study the photos nearly six years later
Below there are approximately Eight Paths and some other views of interest.