11 Jun '11, 4pm

Bringing Joy & Presence to the Kitchen: “When you prepare food, do not see with ordinary eyes and do not think w...

Bringing Joy & Presence to the Kitchen: “When you prepare food, do not see with ordinary eyes and do not think w...

“When you prepare food, do not see with ordinary eyes and do not think with ordinary mind.” This quote is from a document titled “Instructions to the Head Cook,” written by Eihei Dogen in 13th century Japan. Dogen is one of the most revered teachers in the Zen tradition. His temple, Eiheiji is one of the premier training temples in Japan today. I find it an encouraging and inspiring reminder for the 21st century; how to cultivate an attitude of caring, a spirit of generosity and of focus, right here in my kitchen. I can do this while chopping vegetables, steaming kale, or washing dishes. Meditation, bringing awareness and focus to day-to-day activities, can be done anywhere, even in the kitchen Dogen goes on to say, in his instruction to the cook, that you should bring three minds to your work in the kitchen: Joyful Mind, Grandmother Mind, and Big Mind. Joyful Mind is some...

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