Dysfunctional families may be surprised to see the Buddha's family as being dysfunctional. He faced the same challenges as the rest of us. The Buddha's life offers hope. How can we find our own way?I found this beautifully written post by Christopher Titmus, powerful, insightful, and am sharing it here. It is one of the... Continue Reading →
There are not many dishes that are complete meals and that have been eaten continuously for almost 3000 years. Khichdi is gluten-free and can easily be vegan. And it is fitting that it be unadorned as it can stand by itself.
This article traces the path of mindfulness: American term for meditation; a term for the Theravada vipassana meditations; a certain type of attention or dhyana.
Stir-fried cabbage can be eaten as a fast, healthy Indian taco. Or it can be a deconstructed taco. Drizzle some sweet and spicy Chinese sauce and it is moo shu. Make it hearty with a khitchdi. I hope your appetite has been whetted and the cabbage is honored!
The depth and profoundness of the principle of pluralism is not new and in our current global affairs we are reminded that it has been an ongoing issue for thousands of years. Anekantavada is the Jain theory and practice of multiple perspectives, or relative pluralism and manifoldness. It is the foundation and clear, not easy,... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Il-vBooKA&feature=youtu.be This meditation was done by Meena Modi through Zoom on April 26, 2020 as a part of a series of Yoga Nidras in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The sky of awareness provides relief from the stress and anxiety, becoming a refuge of peace. Green Mountain by Li Po (translated by A.S. Kline) You... Continue Reading →
The clouds that wander through the sky
Have no roots, no home;
Nor do the distinctive thoughts that float through the mind.
With these recipes and stories, readers are welcomed into our kitchens! Like khichdi, kadhi has a long history and many variations. These oral recipes were handed down generation after generation.
In this version of the short story from the Prashnopanishad, we get an insightful introduction to the importance of the vital energy...As Prana left, the sounds, colors, fragrances, tastes, physical sensations, and the mind, all faded and disappeared. The Senses ceased to exist.
Studded with walnuts and raisins and moistened with an intense fresh-tasting orange syrup, Sita's orange walnut cake stands by itself, unadorned, bringing home a bygone simplicity that focused on flavors--no one plated and decorated food.
Mahasri Yoga is now on You Tube. Certain breathing practices help significantly with hypertension. It is hoped that the following two audio tracks in English and Gujarati recently uploaded on You Tube will be helpful and enjoyable: Mahasri Yoga: Pranayama-Body Stillness (English) Mahasri Yoga: Pranayama-Body Stillness (Gujarati) Dealing with hypertension in its early stages, using... Continue Reading →
How can a years-old memory and longing of a taste be replicated? The yearning is happily satisfied as we can have our own heavenly bowl of Mexican style corn and poblano chowder with the added bonus of being vegan and gluten-free. I am also losing the fear of things not working out as planned.
As vegetarians and vegans we have been struggling to incorporate more tofu. We are picky, want delicious, non-fussy, finger-licking good food. And this adaptation of Sam Sifton's recipe is for keeps!
Even non-vegans can thoroughly enjoy this refreshing milkshake! Please let me introduce you to chikoo. It is super delicious and satisfying, takes no time to blend, and so much better than traditional milkshakes high in fat/cholesterol, sugar, and calories.