Meditation Play & Brunch at Dharma Kitchen

✶ $15.50 includes the meditation workshop + the brunch, tax and tip.

Dharma Kitchen is like a secret in that they do not advertise—you'd only know about them through word-of-mouth. You might not even discover them if you drove by! It's a veritable Kitsilano gem!

Dharma Kitchen is commendable in using organic ingredients wherever possible, helping the planet and our bodies.

✶ The menu ✶

1. House Salad (tomatoes, cucumbers and sweet onions are well seasoned then dressed with home made dressing)

2. Grill tempeh (DK's signature tempeh)

3. Grilled Veggies (asparagus, baby carrots, green beans and mushrooms marinated in red wine, then grilled to perfection)

4. Lemongrass Cumin Potato (potatoes roasted in lemongrass, cumin and coconut milk)

So tasty!

✶ Here's the info about the Meditation Play ✶

Come explore meditation insights, exercises, and play from a certified ex-monk! 

We'll have a quick one hour play / exploration on the hows, the whys, and the wherefores of meditation. Why can't you shut off your brain at night and sleep? How do you become present with your food or the people in front of you? How do you expand consciousness?

Although this is a Buddhist-centric restaurant, the meditation is not linked to any religion, philosophy, guru, or movement.

Your ex-monk-for-an-hour, Michael, has been meditating for 16 years and was a travelling monk for 5 of those years, having taught in Canada, Mexico, and the States. Michael feels that spirituality works best when it's kept light and easy. It's unlikely that you've tried meditation this direct and friendly before!

If nothing else, you will join with an interesting mix of fellow spiritual foodies! What's the relationship between spirituality and food? What does blessing one's food do? Why not discuss it with your new dining companions? It's sure to be a fascinating group!

✶ UPDATE ✶

We are very grateful and appreciative to return to the Dharma Kitchen this year. Last year, eight people reserved but did not show up, leaving a not-so-positive impression of Meatless Meetup as a whole. So let's show that it was uncharacteristic and create good will for the future...

If you RSVP, be sure to come—even if it is late and you miss part of the meditation.

Naturally, you'll get the most benefit by starting from the beginning, yet it is actually okay to show up in the middle—it's impossible to ruin anyone's meditation experience, and we'd much rather you come than not :)

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  • Dusan

    Michael went on the small journey, under some different less distracting occasion this would have some bigger impact, but at the end both, the Dharma Kitchen and his words fell just a little short. My apology to you all, for my phone started to ring in the middle when I thought it took me somewhere and from there on I just could not concentrate on "my inner space"

    March 31, 2013

    • Michael

      Ah, I don't mind that those things happen, it's just part of life these days.

      March 31, 2013

    • Dusan

      imagine the hot flush I had, what a nightmare the phones create these days, I know that was not embarrassing situation these phone cause, shame on them, it is necessary but sometimes unwanted progress ...............

      April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for such a great event. I really appreciated your teaching Michael. Big thank you to Izzy too. Great to meet some of you.

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Katherine

    Had a great time and really got a lot out of the session with Michael :) it was great to meet so many friendly people

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Liberty B.

    Thank you so much for for a wonderful morning and for teaching meditation so clearly. Lovely to meet everyone.

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Izzy

    Thanks so much to all who attended and also to Michael for doing a great job!

    2 · March 31, 2013

  • Gillian K.

    I enjoyed my first ever Meet Up. Loved hanging out between my thoughts. Friendly people, good food. Thank you all.

    2 · March 31, 2013

  • Sunnyday

    Very interesting meditation and mind/body connection ideas. thanks Michael!

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • gook

    Meditation was great. Great to get to know some more of the Meatless MeatUp group. Menu was a bit lacking - cooked veggies over done, it seemed it was all prepared well in advance - maybe a bit too far, no fruit?

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Holly

    Great

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, have a terrible migraine I can't seem to shake.

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi

    March 31, 2013

  • kumar

    Though I am very keen to attend but something has come up and won't be able to attend this time. I feel sorry to miss this event

    March 30, 2013

  • Colette

    A wonderful and meaningful opportunity as I live on campus. Thanks.

    March 25, 2013

  • Liberty B.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    March 22, 2013

  • Michael

    New time! The doors open at 10:00 and we will begin the meditation part at 10:30. That will go until 11:30 and then we'll enjoy our food then.

    March 17, 2013

  • Gillian K.

    Looking forward to this event. Thanks.

    March 11, 2013

  • Eugenia

    Hi guys,
    should i bring my meditation cushion ?

    Thanks

    March 9, 2013

    • Michael

      Hi Eugenia, no that won't be necessary, this will be done in the restaurant chairs.

      March 9, 2013

  • sarjit

    so sorry,going away that week.was so looking forward to it....

    March 6, 2013

  • Sherry

    Would love to attend this but at the moment looks like I will be out of town

    March 6, 2013

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