The Compassionate Kitchen

Buddhist Practices for Eating with Mindfulness and Gratitude

By Thubten Chodron

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Shambhala Publications
12/11/2018
Pages: 160
Size: 5 x 7.75
ISBN: 9781611806342
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Every aspect of our daily activities can be a part of spiritual practice if done with compassion—and this compact guide offers wisdom from the Buddhist tradition on how eating mindfully can nourish the mind as well as the body.

Thubten Chodron, abbess of Sravasti Abbey in Washington state, shows us that eating and activities related to it—preparation of food, offering and consuming it, and cleaning up afterward—can contribute to awakening and to increased kindness and care toward others. Chodron offers traditional Buddhist teachings and specific practices used at the Abbey, along with advice for taking the principles into our own homes to make sharing food a spiritual practice for everyone. By eating consciously and mindfully—and by including certain rituals—we find ourselves less obsessive about food and can enjoy our meals more.