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Holiday Potluck & Learning True Love Chapter 3
December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Some thoughts about the food
By bringing a plant-based dish-to-share, we honor our deep desire to reduce the suffering of living beings and the ecological harm generated by industrial agricultural. NOTE: A “plant-based dish” is just what it says it is. The ingredients include non-animal products (leafy greens, vegetables, grains, soy, nuts, fruits, oils, herbs and spices, etc). Preparing them, we avoid meat, cheese, butter, and eggs.
Also, please remember to bring your own (non-disposable) eating utensils, napkin, glass, and plate. This will make clean up a breeze.
For something extra special, you may want to bring copies of your recipe for others so they can enjoy your dish again in the future.
Evening Timetable and Practice Format
5:45 Buffet set-up
6:00 Come into silence. I will offer instructions on Eating Meditation and a reading of the Five Contemplation (attached). We will then plate our food, take our seat, and begin silently eating together when everyone has settled at the table with their food.
6:25 An invitation of the Bell to signal the end of Eating Meditation. It’s time to enjoy mindful conversation.
6:45 Clean up
7:00 Our standard format begins: sitting and walking meditation, reading and a talk about the Learning True Love by Sister Chan Khong followed by group sharing.