Cooking and painting with love and awareness
This retreat is offered to the English speaking world. All are welcome with a basic level of English.
During this retreat we offer daily sessions of meditation, cooking and painting
We are going to explore cooking as a spiritual practice and cooking as a creative act. Vimalabandhu will introduce Dogen's Instruction for the Monastery Cooks. During the weekend he will guide you to compose fantastic food by selecting and combining whatever vegan ingredients you bring with you. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we will improvise Indian, Chinese and Indonesian cuisine with ingredients readily available in Spain. (alternative; Padmashalin will guide improvisation of Venezuelan cuisine, in stead of me doing the Chinese or Indian one)
The cooking sessions are in the morning. Due to the space limit in the kitchen the number of cooks will be no more than 10 for each session. Please indicate the days you'd like to cook, book early before the places filled up! You could participate in the art activities or enjoy the beauty of Suryavana in the afternoons or when there is no space left for a cooking session
There will be morning and afternoon session each day ( no afternoon session on the last day)
bring your own art material
offering opportunity to write, some guidance maybe by using books such as Manjusvara ' The Poet's Way' or something similar in Spanish
Write in any language of your choice
Meditation and puja
To cook and to paint well, actuallyto do anything we need love and awareness. Ritual could give us inspiration and help us to find our place in the world. During the retreat we will start the day with a meditation, do a short reflection before the meals and finish the day with a puja.
Vimalabandhu has been cooking for more than 50 years, a Chinese descendant born and grew up in Indonesia He also lived in and appreciated the food of France, India, Spain and The Netherlands. Currently he lives in England, A Buddhist and vegetarian for over 30 years.
Team: Vimalabandhu, Padmashalin and Amalamati
Contribution: 290 euros
Este tipo de actividad también es ofrecida altruistamente por la persona que facilita la actividad, es decir, no percibe ninguna remuneración por la realización de esta actividad.