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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Saturday 31st January 2015, Northfield, Ohio, Macrobiotic Cooking Classes $40, 10am to 2 pm. Kushi Institute Counselor, Janet Vitt Sommer.

Saturday 31st January 2015, Northfield,  Ohio,  Macrobiotic Cooking Class $40, 10am to 2 pm. Kushi Institute Counselor, Janet Vitt Sommer

"We have to practice eating in such a way that will retain compassion in our heart. We have to eat in mindfulness. Otherwise we will be eating the flesh of our children." Thich Nhat Hahn, global peace leader in the Zen Buddhist tradition.  http://plumvillage.org/
 

Kushi Institute

Janet Vitt Sommer

Janet Vitt-Sommer

Counselor with the world famous Kushi Institute, Center for natural Healing,  located in Eastern Massachusetts,  offers Macrobiotic Cooking Classes and counseling in Northfield Ohio. Learn to cook macrobiotic for the winter.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

10 am to 2 pm

893 Spicer Lane, Northfield, Ohio  44067.

$40 a session

Janet Vitt Sommer is a counselor at the world renowned Kushi Institute of Macrobiotics located in Massachusetts, http://www.kushiinstitute.org/about-the-kushi-institute/, a  twenty year lung cancer survivor, RN,  and has spoken at that US National Institute of Health about her experience with macrobiotics. She  has been on the macrobiotic diet for twenty years and  cured herself of lung cancer with the macrobiotic diet. She has been teaching macrobiotic cooking for twenty years  in her home in Northfield, Ohio and advocating for a healthier food system.

In Columbus, Ohio Call Maria Whittaker at 913 945 1333 for more information or  to attend.  Outside Columbus, OH call Janet directly at +13304676739.

What is a macrobiotic diet?  It is essentially a traditional Japanese diet. The Japanese  have been the healthiest and longest lived people in the world until now.  A Macrobiotic diet recommends 50% vegetables, 25% beans, lentils, nuts seeds, fish, tempeh, seitan and other sources of protein and 25% whole grains such as millet,  barley, buckwheat and brown rice as well as many condiments, side dishes, some seaweeds and a small amount of fruit. Organic food without pesticides and herbicides are recommended as well. At Plum Village in France, where  the Hamlets grow some of their own food,  it is the macrobiotic diet that is primarily eaten there although at Plum Village, the nuns and monks do not eat meat of any kind out of compassion for animals. At Plum Village as well, only some of the food is organically grown.

In a book about our environment, The World We Have, Thich Nhat Hahn, global peace leader in the Zen Buddhist tradition,  writes passionately about what and how we should eat. He has also spoken movingly about this topic in many dharma talks and has written a book entitled How to Eat.

In the World We have, beloved Thay, as THich Nhat Hahn is known by his students,  writes, quoting the Buddha that: "We have to practice eating in such a way that will retain compassion in our heart. We have to eat in mindfulness. Otherwise we will be eating the flesh of our children."

Thay recounts a story to  by the Buddha, the Sutra on the Son's Flesh, where a family traveling mindlessly across the desert decides to kill their own little son and eat his flesh in order to stay alive when they run our of food due to lack of adequate preparation. In this Sutra shares Thay, the Buddha teaches us how to practice mindful consumption in order to preserve our future.

 

About the Kushi Institute

A Legacy of Natural Healing

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Our Mission is to teach, guide and inspire individuals towards greater personal freedom, health, happiness and peace by using the principles of Kushi Macrobiotics.

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Kushi Institute, a division of Kushi Foundation Inc., is the leading macrobiotic educational center in the world. Here students from around the globe attend residential-style programs to study the macrobiotic approach to health and healing.

Core programs offered year-round include the week-long Way to Health program, geared towards health recovery, the Way to Health PLUS program, a week-long fully hand’s on cooking intensive, and the Macrobiotic Leadership Program, the most in-depth and comprehensive certificate program on macrobiotic skills and principles available.

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