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Hungry? Tricycle Teachings: Food contains Buddhist wisdom on an aspect of life none of us can afford to ignore: eating! Featuring foodie essays and recipes, mindful eating techniques, and wisdom from Buddhist teachers both past and present, including Zen Master Dogen, John Daido Loori Roshi, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and Anam Thubten, Tricycle Teachings: Food is the perfect accompaniment to the year's most food-centric month.

Table of Contents

1 “Breakfast in Bumthang,” by Noa Jones

2 “The Joy of Mindful Cooking,” by Laura Fraser

3 “How a Tomato Opened My Mind,” by Anam Thubten

4 “Eating Just the Right Amount,” by John Kain

5 “Mindful Eating,” by Jan Chozen Bays

6 “The Bhikkhu Diet,” by Clark Strand

7 “Just the Right Amount,” by John Daido Loori

8 “Instructions for the Tenzo,” by Zen Master Dogen

9 “Thought for Food,” by Venerable Yifa

10 “Food for Enlightenment,” by Sandra Garson

11 “Eating and the Wheel of Life,” by Sandra Weinberg

12 “Instructions to the Cook: A Zen Master’s Lessons for Living a Life that Matters,” by Bernard Glassman and Rick Fields

13 “Brown Rice Is Just Right,” by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

14 “Almond Joy,” by Noa Jones

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