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A movie, a call for compassion, and thoughts from Thay

First of all, I want to say hearty thanks to two Helpful Cooks, Cathy and Tom here in Portland who are helping me with the website! Cathy has already posted two things --- a movie recommendation for "Vegan Everyday Stories"--- and the last recipe from our April potluck, Brooks' Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Spinach. You will find both on the Home page: the movie description is on the left, under Active Discussions, and the recipe is on the right, under both Newest Recipes and Recipe of the Week: http://mindfulcooking.org/

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Recipe of the Week

Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Spinach

This main dish was brought to our Spring potluck in Portland by Brooks.

The Five Contemplations

Our Winter 2015 Potluck — Portland, Oregon, USA

The Contemplations are spoken before meals in the Order of Interbeing:

  • This food is a gift of the earth, the sky, numerous living beings, and much hard and loving work.
  • May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive this food.
  • May we recognize and transform unwholesome mental formations, especially our greed and learn to eat with moderation.
  • May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that reduces the suffering of living beings, stops contributing to climate change, and heals and preserves our precious planet.
  • We accept this food so that we may nurture our brotherhood and sisterhood, build our sangha [community], and nourish our ideal of serving all living beings.

These principles guide our mission on this website: to facilitate cooking and eating with mindfulness in such a way that we help to reduce the suffering of living beings, preserve our planet, and reverse the process of global warming.