Eating as a spiritual practice- wisdom from the Buddhist tradition that you can use at home.
VENERABLE THUBTEN CHODRON has been a Buddhist nun since 1977. She has been a close student of the Dalai Lama, with whom she has coauthored several books. She is abbot of Sravasti Abbey, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Newport, Washington, and she teaches regularly throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
"The Compassionate Kitchen offers a very rich menu of
Buddhist theory and practice concerning food and culture
surrounding food. From the appetizer of the background
philosophical principles and perspectives on food, to the main
entries of the proper conduct and mind-set while eating, to the
choicest desserts of dedication prayers and concluding rituals, it
captures a complete treatment of the Buddhist concept of food in an
easily digestible manner."--Geshe Dadul Namgyal, Senior Resident
Teacher, Drepung Loseling Monastery
"This precious book reveals mealtime as meditation, and cooking and dining as sacred offerings to the noble ones. Ven. Chodron generously guides us to transform once and for all our relationship with food. A fresh and unique treasure!"-Judith Simmer-Brown, Distinguished Professor, Naropa University and author of Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism