JACQUETTA Gomes, secretary of the Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada), gave a talk at a recent gathering of Buddhists from across the North West.

Mrs Gomes presented her talk - entitled Buddha's Discourses on Daily Life - at the Greater Manchester Buddhist Convention. The annual event is designed to bring together monks, nuns and practitioners from different Buddhist schools and anybody else interested in increasing "compassion and understanding in our society". This year's theme was Navigating Life, Awakening to Peace.