Lower Hamlet – Plum Village – In 2012 I spent three weeks in Plum Village. I stayed in Upper Hamlet and whenever Thay gave a talk at lower Hamlet we would walk the country roads to Lower Hamlet. I enjoyed the peaceful morning walk - mostly we walked in silence - walking and breathing in the present moment. It's a beautiful countryside and in the morning the sunlight is perfect for photography. This photo was taken as I approached Lower Hamlet - in the distance you can see the belltower, always a welcoming site.