Each morning of the festival, trucks and vans wind their way up the lane to the priory as local farms and shops bring their produce to feed and supply the festival.
After many years of festivals, a beautiful relationship has developed between these local companies and the priory. Each delivery is met with smiling faces and warm hearts, something that has furthered the good reputation of Kadampa Buddhists throughout the local area.
Most inspiring to those delivering goods to the festival, though, is that everyone working here is a volunteer. Hundreds of people from all over the world devote their summer holiday time to come to the festival and use their skills to help make the NKT International Summer Festival possible.
Throughout the building and grounds, volunteers are cooking, cleaning and repairing. Lending their skills as electricians and plumbers, doctors and cooks, to create the harmonious and peaceful atmosphere that is the annual Kadampa family gathering.