The Feast

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

I have a true Thanksgiving spirit this year, thankful for all those who made it through the storms and who WILL get their lives back.

I’m grateful for our President Obama and our democratic election with no confusion.

There has never been a better time for all Americans to bond in love and caring – we need each other and our country is NOT divided in half but  equal in heart.

Maybe now we’ll be kind and rebuild what’s broken in a loving spirit, joyful again. This is the true American spirit – hidden for so long. If we don’t send jobs and money overseas we can thrive once again!

Here at KPC we will gather for the traditional feast and dream of the day when we can feed all people without exception, and be truly grateful for the opportunity we now have.

The great Bodhicitta – the power and wonder of it is more than we can understand. The lack of Bodhicitta is more than we can bear.

The gift of Bodhicitta is more than we can comprehend…uninterrupted Bodhicitta is bliss.

Come to the KPC Food Bank if you can’t afford a Thanksgiving. We are cooking and eating together, or we can try to give you what you need for your family.

You are loved. Happy Holidays!

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Thanksgiving Message

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo (@jalpalyul) on November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! Whatever your life is like, let’s take this time together in gratitude for all the blessings we have.  Even if this year has been difficult, still let’s leave trouble at the front door and celebrate the good with family and friends!

Thanksgiving really isn’t about food. It is about learning to live together in community and kindness, to respect one another, and share bounty.  I pray we all feel connected in unity and love, and come to realize we are one essence, non-dual, always.

© Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Thanksgiving Memories

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Tomorrow is a day for gratitude and Thanksgiving. And people eat. We used to stuff pumpkins with chestnut and fresh bread (homemade) spinach etc instead of turkey as young vegetarians. All grown or bought locally. I had a hand turned flower mill, ground cornmeal, wheat flour soy, etc from flour to grits. Even pastry flour!

I once LOVED cooking. But making the kitchen functional, shopping, saving vegetable stock for healthy soup, the profound connected part was my favorite. I always looked for ways to put a little wheat germ or soy flour a la Adelle Davis in everything. Picked wild greens, gardened, we ate healthy for nothing!

Mmmmm – we made wild huckleberry pie and cobbler. I made my own jams and jellies. In particular, our own Cherries with one or two pits put back. They give a complimentary almond flavor.

We had a dairy cow, made yogurt, butter, cheese, soft and wheels of hard. Like parmesan I learned so much! We cut felled wood for heat.

Those were such beautiful days. I could go on…. Those were the happiest days.

Goodnight, that was your bedtime story, Beloveds! Sweet dreams!

© Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo