• A Recitation Before Meal

    This food is the gift of the whole universe
    the Earth, the sky, and much hard work.
    May we eat in mindfulness
    so as to be worthy to receive it.
    May we transform our unskillful states of mind
    and learn to eat with moderation.
    May we take only foods that nourish us
    and prevent illness.
    We accept this food to realize the path
    of understanding and love.