Food & Drinks

Coffee Zen

 

The art of mindful drinking requires time, commitment and silence.

The process can start from making your own coffee or the moment you sit down with your coffee.

Silence of thoughts and phone.

be at the present moment. be aware of our senses.

Our sight – the coffee, the steam, the bubbles and foam popping at random. our hand on the table.

Our audio – the surrounding background  sound. Quiet is also a sound.

Our breath – the smell of coffee and our breathing.

Our body – the sensation of sitting. the awareness of our entire body, head to toe.

Everything is as it is.

Drinking and tasting – ooh, too sweet. aversion. sweet as it is. leave it. taste as tasting. mind is cooled again. contentment with the super sweetness. Suffering arise when we are agitated. Otherwise, it is not so bad.

Oh a bubble just popped. That’s Impermanence.

Wait, wondering thoughts!

forgot my head and toe. Be present again. Life is simple as it is.

Contented to have a cup of coffee.

Wonderful drink. Super sweet!

PS. I just received a Vietnamese coffee strainer as a gift. sitting down and watch the coffee drain from strainer into cup is almost like tea ceremony 🙂

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My Buddhist name is Ratna Jamyang Puntsog. I first encountered Buddhism in this life when I was 12. Formally took ceremonial refuge in the triple gem when I was 19. I believe the different spiritual methods were taught by Buddha to suit various beings who each have their own unique characteristic. The various sects and practices that arose are just a naming convention invented by disciples out of communication necessity. Had read and studied different forms of Buddhism. Volunteered in Buddhist organization. Until it last, I hope to share my views on Buddhism and find like minded practitioners around the world. May we practice Buddha's instruction together and connect through cyber space!

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