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Can Home Cooking Restore Enlightened Society?

Can Home Cooking Restore Enlightened Society? – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life by Marcella Friel, Crestone, Colorado “Internal drala also comes out of making a proper relationship to food…. You can take the time to plan good, nutritious meals, and you can enjoy cooking your food, eating it, and then cleaning up and putting the leftovers ... continue
Posted August 26, 2015 by
The Conscientious Machen

The Conscientious Machen – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dispatches from the Kalapa Court Kitchen This is Part Two of an interview with Machen Corps Commander Michael Weiss about his experience serving in the Kalapa Court and as a Machen. Click here to read Part One. Can a Machen make anything they want for the Sakyong and his ... continue
Posted June 12, 2015 by Dan
An Interview with Machen Corps Commander Michael Weiss

An Interview with Machen Corps Commander Michael Weiss – HIGHLIGHT

Machen Corps Commander Michael Weiss The Machen, in the Kalapa Court, is the court cook. The Machen are responsible for the nourishment of the Sakyong’s family and their guests. For the past 11 years the Machen Corps has been commanded by Mr. Michael Weiss. Hailing from the ... continue
Posted May 3, 2015 by Dan
Learning to Cook for the Guru, or, "Watch the Schmaltz"

Learning to Cook for the Guru, or, “Watch the Schmaltz” – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom by Judy Sachs Sullivan Serving in the household of the guru is both a precious opportunity to be in the center of the mandala, to spend time with the teacher (albeit in a formal setting with a prescribed position), and serve in a courtly environment. ... continue
Posted April 25, 2015 by Dan
Local, Healthy Fare at Windhorse Retreat Center

Local, Healthy Fare at Windhorse Retreat Center – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: KITCHEN WISDOM by Lisa Harris, Column Co-Host Sue Firer is the manager of Windhorse Retreat Center, the only Shambhala land center in the Midwest. She is likely to be in the kitchen cooking up healthy fare for all of the participants during programs and retreats. I recently ... continue
Posted March 25, 2015 by Dan
Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dispatches from the Kalapa Court Kitchen article by Khenchen Anthony Miller, Regional Machen Officer, Trident Region In the Kalapa Court, soup is a staple food. Warming, nourishing, and satisfying, a good soup can be amazing. A bad soup, on the other hand, can be dull and disappointing. ... continue
Posted November 17, 2014 by
Machen: A Look into the Kalapa Court

Machen: A Look into the Kalapa Court – HIGHLIGHT

Behind the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo left to right: Machen Corps Commander Michael Weiss, ADC Nathan Railla, Cecilia Driscoll, Susan Morin, Kevin Hoagland, Jeffrey Stevens, Anthony Miller, Dorothée Rosen, Stephan Bierling, Meta Maertens, Janos Porps, Joe Schoech, (not pictured: Marvin Robinson); photo courtesy of Ian BascettaCOLUMN: ... continue
Posted July 23, 2014 by
Bringing the World Inside

Bringing the World Inside – HIGHLIGHT

Karme Choling gardenColumn: Kitchen Wisdom A Karme Choling Kitchen Retrospective In an effort to share the wisdom and experience of our daily lives, meals, and our own kitchens, this column explores all aspects of the culture around food, eating, cooking and community. In the coming months, we will ... continue
Posted June 29, 2013 by
Kitchen Wisdom Begins Outdoors

Kitchen Wisdom Begins Outdoors – HIGHLIGHT

Column: Kitchen Wisdom In an effort to share the wisdom that many of us experience in our daily lives, meals, and our own kitchens, this column will be including voices from around the sangha, Please continue to join us as we expand our view and hear the ... continue
Posted May 27, 2013 by
Limitless Possibilities

Limitless Possibilities – HIGHLIGHT

Kitchen Wisdom by Lisa Harris Part One: Groundless… I am experiencing some personal resistance back here at home, while helping with food shopping and cooking dinners for my family. Each one of us has a unique set of health related food requirements that restrict the ingredients I can use ... continue
Posted February 23, 2013 by
Rediscovering Impermanence

Rediscovering Impermanence – HIGHLIGHT

Kitchen Wisdom by Lisa Harris It just started snowing outside. It’s the kind of snow you only get in spring – those big, wet, clumpy flakes that melt as they hit every surface. But it is still winter here in Michigan, and we are in the middle of ... continue
Posted January 27, 2013 by
Comfort Food

Comfort Food – HIGHLIGHT

Kitchen Wisdom by Lisa Harris What is comfort food? How is it that we can find comfort in what we eat to feed our bodies? Is it feeding our spirit? Is it feeding our souls? Is it a sacred connection between ourselves and everything or something greater ... continue
Posted December 28, 2012 by
Sacred Space

Sacred Space – HIGHLIGHT

cooking fish in the Karme Choling tilt skilletKitchen Wisdom by Lisa Harris Kitchens are interesting places. They are where we begin and end our days. They are often the focal point of the household for eating, socializing, homework, and consolation. We tap into the refrigerator and pantry for ... continue
Posted November 16, 2012 by
Kitchen Wisdom

Kitchen Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT

Notes from the Hearth by Lisa Harris After finishing a year of teaching at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont in 2009, I was looking for the next opportunity to follow my heart into another kitchen. That was when Karme Choling invited me to apply for ... continue
Posted October 15, 2012 by
LOVE: Inaugural Machen Corps Convocation held at Karme Choling

LOVE: Inaugural Machen Corps Convocation held at Karme Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Column: Dispatches from the Kalapa Court Kitchen In July the Sakyong convened the first Machen Corps Convocation for the group of chefs who prepare meals for the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo at the Kalapa Court. In this article, we glimpse the raw ingredients that form this ... continue
Posted September 30, 2011 by


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