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Eating with Reverence
Food for the Soul
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 , 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Shannon Kring Buset
The time is US Pacific Time
For centuries, the Balinese have offered up daily prayers for the entire life cycle of food, from the planting of the seed to the harvest, and from the preparation of the ingredients to the finished dish. The Maya have created each celebratory meal with the “holy trinity” of Mayan cuisine—maize, frijoles, and squash—each of which holds deep spiritual significance. The Keralites have focused their culinary energies on meeting the deeply personal physical, mental, and spiritual needs of those for whom they cook.
What does the way in which we in the US raise, purchase, prepare, and eat our foods say about us? How does it speak to the way in which we regard our bodies, our communities, our environment, and the universe at large?
We will explore the sacred culinary traditions of the past, and how we can call on these teachings to better nourish our bodies, minds, spirits, and planet today. Included are: Intentional cooking, symbolic cooking, elemental cooking, Ayurvedic cuisine, mindful eating, “power” and “embodiment” ingredients through the ages, and much more.
Audio downloads of all teleseminars are available in the Library on this site a couple of days following the event. Live participation is a benefit of supporting membership and registration links are provided through email.