I moved into the Buddhist community in Salford. It was in a shared house with five other guys. I had a room upstairs which wasn’t ideal but the stairs were okay and my dad helped me decorate my room!
Other people in the house were Graham, Michael, Upekshapriya, Garavacitta and Paul. There was no emphasis on collective practice such as meditation, unfortunately, not as much as I would have liked. But they were a friendly bunch of guys.
My room backed onto a nature reserve so it was very pretty. I thought I could be happy there.