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Lama Zopa Rinpoche making tukpa, Kachoe Dechen Ling, California, May 2014. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche making tukpa for Tenzin Ösel Hita with Vens. Tsering and Sangpo, Kachoe Dechen Ling, California, May 2014. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

“The initial reason why people come to a Dharma center is not for the food but for the teachings and meditations; they are a little bored with the lives they have and are looking for something new. However, the conditions at the center, and especially the food, are a very important support for the teachings and meditations. Sometimes in the past, for example, when I would teach on impermanence, the hells and the eight worldly dharmas people would get scared and leave; but if the food was good, they would stay. That’s one way to keep them!

“So I’ve been thinking for many days to come to the kitchen and explain a short meditation to the cooks. There is a short morning motivation I have put together with a direct meditation on the graduated path to the peerless happiness of full enlightenment followed by some verses explaining how precious and kind sentient beings are. …”

– Lama Zopa Rinpoche, from “How to Use Cooking in the Path,” advice given at Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamsala, India, June 2013.

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