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The Meal Verse and Aware Eating

posted by Jundo Cohen


For our ongoing 100-day ANGO Special Practice Season (SEE HERE) …

… one encouraged practice is the recitation of a Meal Verse prior to each meal. Here is one we have used during Retreats at Treeleaf that I suggest …


(Hands in Gassho) This food comes from the efforts
of all sentient beings past and present,
and is medicine for nourishment of our Practice.
We offer this meal of many virtues and tastes
to the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha,
and to all life in every realm of existence.
May all sentient beings in the universe
be sufficiently nourished.


I will talk a little about the significance of this verse …

 


(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)

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Bansho

posted September 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm


Hi Jundo,
Geez, I hope you’ll be feeling better very soon… And thanks for the wonderful talk today.
Gassho
Bansho



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Kyoen

posted September 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm


Hei Jundo!
Some free advice that may help:-)
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Andrea

posted September 1, 2009 at 6:25 pm


I hope you soon will be feeling better. Gassho Andrea



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Dave

posted September 1, 2009 at 6:31 pm


Hope ya get better soon!! Stomach probs succkk.



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Kent

posted September 1, 2009 at 7:21 pm


Jundo,may you feel better soon. Gassho Kent



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