Practice the living off food
the way of the tenzo, (the cook of the practical realization), is that of the empty bowl which receives: in the seat, in the kitchen and during meals.
Go down this path is to learn to receive each instant to nurture in turn.
"Awaken your life by food "
Around each of contemplations of the plate, this nourishment of awakening connects us with the world, a mirror of our universal "Self". To feel than with our kitchen the construction of our identity and our relationship to the world is a door of hope for a better life in the company of all beings.
Rediscover the natural intuition of eating and cooking, deconstruct our perception of the kitchen just as much as that of dietetics and making your kitchen a place of spiritual practice is the suggestion of this day.
Let yourself be guided by the axis of the seat that reveals our natural desire to cook, to taste the generosity of silence, to feel the "I" in the link to others are his promises.
In the spirit of the shôjin Ryôri we learn here to compose menus with 6 flavors
Silence, teaching, sharing will punctuate this day of self-benevolence.
Progress of a tenzo day
- energy activation and introduction to stance of zazen
- LCB introduction + theme of contemplation
- Presentation of the menu and recipes / ingredients of the day (without animal products, organic, gluten-free)
- Confection of one benevolence menu (organic vegetable gluten-free)
- Breakfast in the intimacy of silent sharing
- Storage and dishes (practice of equanimity stain)
- Listening circle deep food
right thought, right food, right action are pedestal from full awakening to life synonymous of energy, joy and health .
The practice of the kitchen of benevolence is an update from shoujin ryori that you can find in the book the silent taste:
The practice of nomadism and of home
In the tradition of the practice of empty bowls (almsgiving), these days are offered but depend on your desire to want the welcome, thus the wheel turns, each one offers and receives what he can and thus life circulates . Just a space on the ground allowing to put the cushions of meditation and stretching as well as a large carving table and a kitchen. These days can be received at your home just as much as in your dojo or retreat centers.