Zen is a kind of meditation that enables us to see everything as it is. If you are able to see everything as it is, then you can be happy all of the time. When you can see things as they are, you can see what you couldn't see before. You can hear what you couldn't hear before. Your life changes as you can see things as they are. When we can see things as they are, we can see things more objectively than before. When we can see things more objectively than before, we can make wiser decisions and wiser choices than before. As we can see, our life is a series of decisions and choices. Therefore, it is not an exaggeration to say that our happiness depends on the decisions and the choices that we make every moment. Our wise decisions and wise choices will lead us to happiness. So, Zen is a kind of way to happiness.
Dates: Thursday evenings
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Simon has a deep interest in people and their different cultures and uses photography as a medium to explore this subject. He is also interested in Zen and how this can be applied to photography.
Simon's photography has been featured on the BBC and in the world’s oldest photography magazine, the British Journal of Photography. He was commended in the Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) competition in 2010 and has since had several other finalist images in that competition.
Simon currently lives in the English Lake District where he shares his passion for photography and Zen.