"It's probably one of the main reasons I was attracted to The Barn role, he said. "It's really quite similar to what they offer at Plum Village in terms of the nature connection, a big emphasis on community and, of course, the mindfulness"
Ben worked on the Happy Farm within Plum Village and therefore he'll be well suited to working and practising in The Barn's gardens. When he's not writing, drawing and crafting, that is.
Ben plays guitar, writes songs and has written and performed a show at the Edinburgh Free Fringe.
The show was a children's story about a girl living on a remote island visited by nature spirits who lead her towards greater wisdom.