Practicing at Home

THE FIVE CONTEMPLATIONS (Said before meals)

PLUM VILLAGE

This food is the gift of the whole universe, the Earth, the sky, numerous living beings and much hard work.

May we eat in mindfulness so as to nourish our gratitude.

May we recognize and transform our unwholesome mental formations, especially our greed, and learn to eat with moderation.

May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that we reduce the suffering of living beings, preserve our planet and reverse the process of global warming.

We accept this food so that we may deepen our practice of understanding and love, strengthen our sangha and nourish our ideal of serving living beings

 

MCPS THURSDAY MORNING VERSION

This food is a gift of the entire universe, the Earth, the sky and much hard work.

May we eat in mindfulness so as to nourish our gratitude.

May we transform our unskillful states of mind and learn to eat with moderation.

May we eat only foods that nourish us, promote health and protect our planet.

We accept this food to realize the path of understanding and of love.

     

LAS CINCO CONTEMPLACIONES
Estos alimentos son un regalo del universo entero, la tierra, el cielo y mucho arduo trabajo.

Que podamos comer con plena conciencia a sustentar nuestra gratitud.

Que podamos transformar nuestros estados mentales conflictivos y aprendamos a comer con moderación.

Que podamos comer solo alimentos que nos nutran, promover salud y proteger nuestro planeta.

Aceptamos estos alimentos para llevar a cabo el camino del entendimiento y del amor.