A new series of talks, “Food for Awakening,” on Buddhist perspectives about eating.
Series: Food for Awakening (BBCorner 2016)
Inspired by a student’s question, Venerable Thubten Chodron gives a commentary on the five contemplations before meals from the Chinese Buddhist tradition that are recited daily before lunch at Sravasti Abbey.
A commentary on the first two of the five contemplations before meals from the Chinese Buddhist tradition.
A continuation of the commentary on five ways to think in order to make eating a meaningful activity.
An explanation of the verses of homage done in the food offering in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
A continuing commentary on the verses for offering food to the Three Jewels.
Why it’s important to dedicate to never be separated from the Triple Gem, and a review of the right attitude to have while eating.
How to eat in ways that are kind to ourselves and others.
Dietician Bob Wilson shares how making healthy choices has healed his body and mind, enabling him to benefit others.
Abbey volunteer Heather Duchscher shares how meeting the Dharma helped her to overcome her eating disorder and believe in her inner potential.
An explanation of the mantras done after meals and dedication prayers for all beings.