In 2017, Ian Guthrie, ordained as Lokamdhara, moved into the village. Prior to his illness, Ian had lived in Buddhist orders and had practiced meditation for some 30 years.
Despite still coping with the impact of serious illness Ian generously wanted to give something back to the village that so briefly became his home. He warmly invited people into his home in Walsham to pass on his knowledge and experience, offering guidance in meditation. He became a very good friend to those people and others in the village.
Sadly, Ian’s health recently took another turn for the worse and on 10th September 2018 he passed away peacefully in Ipswich with friends and close family around him.
A number of the people who met with Ian continue to meet to meditate as a group.