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“The Compassionate Kitchen”

A talk based on the book The Compassionate Kitchen: Buddhist Practices for Eating with Mindfulness and Gratitude given at The American Evergreen Association and organized by Dharma Friendship Foundation of Seattle, Washington.

  • How the book came into being
  • Connecting with others through food and meals
  • Looking at how we are alike brings us together
  • How compassion connects us
  • Questions and answers
    • How do you recognize the reincarnation of teachers?
    • Can gratitude be cultivated?
    • Would you read an excerpt from the book?
    • What’s the impact of our food choices on the environment and other beings?
    • Can you talk about women and Buddhism?
    • What are some practices to do when eating alone?

    The Compassionate Kitchen (download)

    Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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