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The Compassionate Kitchen

Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Every aspect of our daily activities can be a part of spiritual practice if done with compassion.

Ven. Thubten Chodron shares Buddhist teachings on how eating and activities related to it—preparing food, offering and consuming it, and cleaning up—can wake us up and increase our kindness and care toward others.

This public talk is also a release of Ven. Chodron’s new book of the same title, The Compassionate Kitchen.  In it, Ven. Chodron offers traditional Buddhist teachings and specific practices used at the Abbey, along with advice for taking the principles into our own home in order to make the sharing of food a spiritual intention for anyone. By eating consciously and mindfully—and by including certain rituals—we find ourselves less obsessive about food and can enjoy our meals more.

Judith Simmer-Brown, author of Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism, comments, “This precious book reveals mealtime as meditation, and cooking and dining as sacred offerings to the noble ones.”

Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Dharma Friendship Foundation

Jordan Van Voast
Email: info@dharmafriendship.org

Region: Kirkland, WA

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Event Website:

Chi Yuan Temple
13000 Ne 84TH St
Kirkland, Washington 98033 United States
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Phone: 206-860-5009

Tradition: Venerable Thubten Chodron
Teacher: Tibetan

Cost: $25 – $50