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 …