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Mindful Cooking Retreat – June 2019

Nurture your body and mind, while learning how to make delicious vegan recipes.

June 21- 23
Metta Meditation Center in Janesville, MN

Nurture your body and mind, while learning how to make delicious vegan recipes. 

This three-day mindful cooking retreat is arranged due to many requests from our noble friends who have been to the MMC and enjoyed the vegan meals provided during our retreats. This retreat encourages participants to eat healthier and live compassionately, through making mindful decisions on what we consume. 

During this retreat, together we’ll learn how to practice mindfulness while preparing and cooking food; how to cultivate healthy eating habits, as well as cultivating joy as nourishment, both for our selves and our loved ones.

We will demonstrate how to prepare a few popular vegan recipes and a few South Asian dishes. You will also have a chance to participate in mindful prepping if desired; the role may vary depending on the number of participants. You will also have a chance to practice sitting meditation, walking meditation, doing mindful exercises and/or yoga and/or chi gong, listening to Dharma talks, practicing noble silence, mindful eating, and learning the art of mindful cooking.

Stir Fried Beans
Photo used with permission by Laurel F

Featured Recipes

Friday June 21st

Friday June 21st - - Cooking Presentation/Mindful Cooking Practice

  1. Cauliflower/Leek Soup and Veggie Sandwich  

Saturday June 22nd - - Cooking Presentation/Mindful Cooking Practice

  1. Red Lentil Curry with Spinach 
  2. Stir-fry Mushroom and Potatoes 
  3. Veggie- Yellow Rice 
  4. Biscuit Pudding 

Saturday June 22nd - - Cooking Presentation/Mindful Cooking Practice

  1. Jackfruit Curry 
  2. Green-beans Stir-fry  
  3. Carrot Salad 
  4. Quinoa 

Sunday June 23rd -- Cooking Presentation/Mindful Cooking Practice

  1. Tofu Coconut Curry
  2. Baked Sweet Potatoes with herbs 
  3. Chickpeas/Veggie Salad 
  4. Rice with Broccoli 
  • Red Lentil Curry
  • Stir-fry Mushroom and Veggies
  • Kale Salad with Coconut

Saturday June 22nd - - Cooking Presentation/Mindful Cooking Practice

  • Pineapple Curry
  • Stir-fry Beans/ Potatoes
  • Salad Chickpeas

Sunday June 23rd -- Cooking Presentation/Mindful Cooking Practice

  • Curry
  • Stir-fry

During this retreat, together we’ll learn how to practice mindfulness while preparing and cooking food; how to cultivate healthy eating habits, as well as cultivating joy as nourishment, both for our selves and our loved ones.

Photo courtesy of SkitterPhoto

We will demonstrate how to prepare a few popular vegan recipes and a few South Asian dishes. You will also have a chance to participate in mindful food prepping although this may vary depending on the number of participants.

You will also have a chance to:

  • Practice sitting meditation
  • Experience walking meditation
  • Do mindful exercises
  • Optional yoga or chi gong
  • Listen to Dharma talks
  • Practicing noble silence
  • Experience the depth of mindful eating
  • And, learn the art of mindful cooking

To Register click here

Cost: Suggested donation based on the cost of food/ accommodations 

a Person for Single room $270
Sharing room with someone $240

(sharing room with same gender or own family member)Pay Now here

(Registration will end by June 10th )
Friday, June 21st

4:30 pm-5:00 pm Ariving
5:00 pm- 5.30 pm Introductions to the Retreat 
5:30pm-6.30pm Cooking Presentation/Mindful Cooking Practice (Optional) 
06:30pm-7.30pm Dinner & Clean-up 
7:30-9:00pm Guided Discussion 

Saturday June 22nd

5.45am Wake up
6:00am-7: 30am Meditation/Yoga
7:30am-8:30am Breakfast & Clean-up
8:30am-9:00am Walking Meditation
09.00am-12.00pm Cooking Presentation/Mindful Cooking Practice
12.00pm-1:00pm Lunch & Clean-up
1.00pm-2.00pm Personal Time
2:00pm-3.30pm Teaching (Food for the Body, Mind & Spirit)
3:30pm-6.30pm Cooking Presentation/Mindful Cooking Practice 
06:30pm-7.30pm Dinner & Clean-up 
7:30pm-8:00pm Walking Meditation
8.00-9:30pm Guided Discussion 


Sunday June 23rd

5.45am Wake up
6:00am-7: 30am Meditation/Yoga
7:30am-8:30am Breakfast & Clean-up
8:30am-9:00am Walking Meditation
09.00am-12.00pm Cooking Presentation/Mindful Cooking Practice
12.00pm-1:00pm Lunch & Clean-up
1.00pm-2.30pm Wrap up Discussion; Q & A
2.30pm Clean-up 

* Teas/Coffee will be available at all time. Bring your favorite tea/coffee if desired.