Date(s): May. 31, 2017 - Jun. 07, 2017
Language: English / French (with translation) / Vietnamese
New Hamlet - Plum Village
Following on to the success of the first Cooking in Mindfulness retreat last year, the sisters of the New Hamlet invite you to join us for a retreat from 31 May to 7 June. Learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine, Plum Village-style, with mindfulness and joy.
This second retreat is to respond to the requests of many friends who have been to New Hamlet and enjoyed the first retreat so much, as well as from those who missed out the first one.
Together we’ll learn how to practice mindfulness while cooking and preparing food; how to cultivate healthy eating habits, as well as cultivating joy as nourishment, both for our selves and our loved ones.
This week-long retreat is based on the requests of many friends who have been to New Hamlet and have enjoyed the meals so much that they are inspired to become vegetarians or vegan after their retreat.
You will be shown step by step how to prepare some popular Vietnamese dishes that are much loved at New Hamlet. You will have a chance to practice sitting meditation, walking meditation, eating in silence, doing exercises, listening to Dharma talks, practicing noble silence, sharing in families, and learning the art of mindful cooking.
(Photos are for illustration purposes only. They don’t necessarily reflect the dishes presented in the retreat)
Here is a sample schedule for the retreat:
6:00 Wake up
6:30 Sitting meditation and touching the Earth
7:15 Exercises – stick exercises, qi gong, yoga
9:30 Arrival / Orientation talk / Dharma talk / Lazy day / 5MT Presentation / Beginning Anew Presentation / Dharma talk
11:30 Walking meditation
14:00 Total relaxation
15:00 Arrival / Cooking / Dharma sharing / Lazy day / Cooking / Cooking / Dharma Sharing
17:30 Dinner in family
20:00 Sitting meditation