Conscious Cooking invites you to explore how food not only sustains us physically, but also nourishes us spiritually.
The Latin roots of the word companion are: com – ‘together with’ + panis ‘bread,’ literally meaning that to share food itself is an act of community. In the tradition of Bhakti, one of the ways to express love for one another is to give and receive prasadam, food that is first offered with devotion and gratitude to the Supreme. Doyal has been devoted to the tradition of Bhakti for over 12 years, most of which he lived as monk with a main service of cooking daily for the community and heading up major festival feasts.
>>> Classes Include:
– Two hours of hands on cooking in our private kitchen and dining space + shared meal afterwards of what we cook
– Lessons and discussion about the importance of mindfulness in our diet and how we approach food
– Guidance and instruction from Doyal Gauranga
– Hands-on cooking lesson with lots of opportunity for participation
– Open questions welcome
– Printed recipe handouts
>>> Here’s what you’ll learn:
Personal Attunement: You are What You Eat – old adage, but carries tangible truth. As we learn more about how consciousness follows matter, that statement becomes truer than we probably ever realized. Everything from our moods and attitudes to our energy levels and physical state is intricately linked to our daily diet.
Community in Culture: Life flows from our relationships – As we all share the same need for food and nutrition, we also share the same needs for purpose and community. In cultures all over the world, the most meaningful exchanges and relationships are cultivated through community. Cooking and eating together is often the stage for this profound sense of connection.
Spiritual Connection: Conscious Cooking and Mindful Eating –at a root level, all of our actions are made with some sort of intention. Yoga is meant to link our true self with the Divine with a conscious intention behind everything we do. When we transform a habituated activity such as cooking and eating into a offering of devotion, we are not only connected with our source, but nourished deeply in body, mind and spirit.