I spent Easter week in the Suffolk countryside at Vajrasana Retreat Centre. Along with twenty or so other retreatants I enjoyed a round of daily meditation, workshops and pujas. Despite being at the official beginning of Spring the weather was decidedly wintry. Together with fabulous snow, we had amazingly clear blue skies, silver clouds which seemed to wrap the entire landscape in tin foil and on our last day a fantastic rainbow. It all added enormously to the atmosphere of the retreat and our appreciation for the diversity and beauty of nature. Photos of Suffolk under snow, courtesy of retreat organiser Simon Thunder – I didn’t have my camera on me!