I like BIG BUDDHA's and I can not lie
20 runners ran 4.5km to help the Samye Mindfulness and Well being Centre in Cardiff.
- Tuesday, 21st of September 2021
- Led by Michael
A great return to times gone by with 20 goodgymers joining for tonight's Tuesday session.
Welcome back to Siki for your second group activity, great to see you back with us again.
A shorter run tonight meant only one thing, time to insert an exercise routine... YES I hear you cry. We bid farewell to the walk / joggers and made our way to the park to start a quick routine, the music began and so did the pain, but it felt good. All of a sudden the time had flown by and we realised we had to make our way to the task, so off we went.
By 19:00 we had all arrived at Samye ready to get going with a list of tasks, we had a white board made up instructing us for the evening.
- Painting one of the rooms.
- Emptying out some items from the attic.
- Weeding the front entrances to the buildings.
- Weeding around the back in the community garden space.
- Moving the Buddha water feature from the back to the front seating area.
- And finally, removing the crocosmia (montbretia) from the front planters.
It was a good job we had 20 of us tonight, so we split into our groups and got to work.
Straight to work were team 'crocosmia', ripping out the plants and bunching them for anyone that wanted to take some home. Whilst a beautiful plant when they flower, they can soon take over a plot by spreading, I will be putting them into planters ready for next year.
Next to get in were the painters, grabbing rollers, trays and paint they made their way into the building to start the transformation. The colours were bright and very Tibetan Buddhist, the room will look wonderful once finished.
Weeding teams got to work at the front and back of the building, getting the paving looking tidy once more and making the whole centre much more welcoming.
Lorraine took up the team to open up the attic and talk them through what needed to be removed, whilst I went over to the final few to start moving the brilliant Buddha water feature. It was by no means a small thing, with the pedestal being made of concrete slabs and blocks, once the attic team had finished they joined up to help move the Buddha and rebuild within our time.
Tools down, get some grub.
Lorraine was a wonderful host tonight and made up some snacks, so it was time to clear up and take some time to chat, laugh and eat. However, it took far too long to get the painting team to put down their rollers and enjoy some food. We will return soon to finish off the painting and get through some additional tasks, don't you worry about that TEAM.
A quick photo and suddenly it was dark and time to get back to our start location. It's time to get your lamps ready........
Head or body they all work well, but they will most certainly be needed over the next few months so have a look online as we all need to stay safe with our exercise.
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