How To Cook Your Life: A Course in Cooking & Zen with Ed Espe Brown


Fri, 01/22/2016 - 5:00pm to Sun, 01/24/2016 - 2:00pm



Zen Master Tenkei said, “See with your eyes, smell with your nose, taste with your tongue…nothing in the universe is hidden.” 

Beyond following recipes or simply doing what you’ve been told lies liberation in the kitchen!  Freely realize the way to cook by letting the ingredients come forward to awaken and nourish, letting your own body and mind come alive to cooking! 

We will bake, cut, chop, clean, taste, talk, meditate and cook – preparing the lunch meal for ourselves each day.  Included during this time will be carefully structured tastings. Sharp knives will be provided.
Talks each evening will be based on Zen master Dogen’s Instructions to the Cook (Tenzokyokun).  In addition to kitchen work, we will be practicing sitting meditation in the morning and late afternoon—as well as some simple chi gung.  Silence will be an important aspect during parts of the day.

About Edward Espe Brown:
Beginning with The Tassajara Bread Book in 1970 Edward Espe Brown has been teaching and inspiring cooks and bakers to wake up and realize their capacity to nourish themselves and others with their labors in the kitchen.  Ordained as a Zen priest by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1971, he has been leading meditation retreats and cooking classes for more than 25 years.  He is featured in Doris Doerrie’s documentary movie How to Cook Your Life (2007).  His most recent book is The Complete Tassajara.

REGISTER BELOW, or call Diana at 805-646-8343.
$600 Fee is all inclusive, and covers all meals, cooking supplies, and 2 nights shared accommodations.
Single accommodations may be available for an additional $40 per person per night.  
All participants asked to bring their own bedding, towel, and pillow.  A packing list will be sent upon registration.
For those who do not stay overnight, fees will be reduced by $100. Please call 805-646-8343 ext. 123 to register.  First spaces will be given to those who stay overnight.
No refunds.  If you become unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to your friend or family member.