Sunday, March 28, 2010

Practice

I watched this film last night.

How to Cook Your Life



Found it to be quite thoughtful and well done.



I had picked up a little of Edward Espe Brown's personality from his writings in the Tassajara Bread Book. The film offered additional exposure to his edge. Always a bit of a relief for me to see someone so aware of and working with their self. And to see that, though he's been a devout Zen practitioner for 40 years, he is, in no way, perfect and continues to struggle to find peace. I guess that's why they call it a "practice". What a pleasure to remember it's often more about the path than the destination.



I've always been curious about Tassajara...

3 comments:

M. said...

I just love this film....could watch it over and over again. Edward has such a vibrant personality and great approach to cooking and life in general.

Annotated Margins said...

Tassajara is a wonderful place, and Ed is a wonderful fellow. If you ever get a chance, go visit... and sit awhile. : )

I love the movie.

Anonymous said...

Ed just got my 58 year old body to start to learn how to bake good tasting bread after listening to his dharma talks.
The movie was Awesome! I viewed it twice just this week!
nice blog ....