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  Chinese Food and Healthy Building - Buddhist Philosophy of Health Building
To Buddhists, the supreme purpose of life is to become a Buddha; their ideal is to “deliver all beings.” They advocate dispelling all private desires and distracting thoughts, doing good deeds, and being altruistic.
Buddhists sat in meditation, worked, ate vegetarian food, and rejected sex, not to build their health, but to practice Buddhist doctrine.
Buddhists of the Mongolian, Tibetan, and Dai nationalities in China, who believe in Dacheng Buddhism, all eat meat because meat is more plentiful than vegetables where they live.
www.chinesefooddiy.com /about4_healthbuild5.htm   (3820 words)

  
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The association of vegetarian eating with the Buddhist way of life is now so strong in China that often the only way to persuade a mainstream restaurant to cook a few dishes without the slightest trace of lard or meat stock is to tell the waiter that a customer is Buddhist.
Chinese cuisine is rich in ingredients which provide the intensity of flavour one expects from meat, fish and poultry: soy sauce, dried shiitake mushrooms and all kinds of delicious fermented pastes made from soybeans, wheat and beancurd.
The elaborate Buddhist feast, with its fake duck, shrimp and fish, must have partly grown out of the need for monasteries to entertain their wealthy patrons in suitably opulent Chinese style, and for lay Buddhists to maintain important social relationships without compromising their dietary principles.
www.buddhistnews.tv /current/vegetarian-080504.php   (1430 words)

  
 Buddhist cuisine at AllExperts
Buddhist cuisine is a kind of cuisine mainly for the believers of Buddhism.
In other regions, it is also common for Buddhists to believe that vegetarianism is better for their karma than eating meat, but to eat meat anyway and consider it something of a bad habit; and, in some areas, such as Japan, avoidance of wu hun foods is not a large part of Buddhism.
Many Buddhist traditions state the Buddha himself taught that meat offered as charity to monks and nuns should not be refused (as this was the only way for them to gain sustenance), unless the killing was done specifically for the monks and nuns.
en.allexperts.com /e/b/bu/buddhist_cuisine.htm   (926 words)

  
 Buddhist News Network - Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Buddhist teachings and tradition provide important "food for thought" to all of us; thought that can at least be adopted metaphorically for today's more secular and science-centered world.
Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike - have only begun to fully appreciate what this tradition can add to current efforts to transform our attitudes towards the world in which we live.
And so, ahimsa, the compassionate treatment of animals; and the resulting Buddhist vegetarian diet, are essential to the ending of all suffering and ignorance; and a mandatory practice in the quest for true enlightenment for ourselves and all living beings.
www.buddhistnews.tv /articles2001/bud-diet.php   (2663 words)

  
 Buddhism information - Search.com
According to all Buddhist traditions, the Buddha of the present age, called Siddhārtha (Sanskrit) or Siddhattha (Pāli) of the Gautama (Pāli: Gotama) gotra or clan, was born in the grove of Lumbinī near the town of Kapilavastu (Pāli: Kapilavatthu), the capital of the kingdom (mahājanapada) of the Śākyas (Pāli: Sakyas).
Buddhists retained power in parts of northern India, in Kashmir and especially in Bengal, where the Buddhist Pāla kings ruled from the 8th-12th centuries CE.
The Buddhist canon of scripture is known in Sanskrit as the Tripiṭaka and in Pāli as the Tipiṭaka.
www.search.com /reference/Buddhism   (8376 words)

  
 Buddhist Cuisine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
There are numerous Buddhist believers (these are lay persons who are not Buddhist monks) in China who don't eat meat.
Occasional customers to a Buddhist restaurant tend to forget about the pure veggi dishes and order a table full of imitation meat dishes due to the novelty.
Buddhist vegatarian restaurants are in good business because the material cost is much cheaper than meat, but the dishes are priced as if they are made of real meat.
www.regenttour.com /china/food/BuddhistCuisine.html   (274 words)

  
 The Cultural Heritage of China :: Food & Drink :: Cuisine :: Regional Cuisine
However, Szechuan cuisine's reputation for being spicy is much older: sichuan pepper, or "numbing pepper" is an indigenous plant (fruit) that produces a fragrant, numbing, almost citrus-y spice, and is still a key ingredient in Szechuan food to this day; ginger and spicy herbs were used early on.
Yunnan cuisine (Chinese: 云南菜; Pinyin: yúnnán cài) is an amalgam of Han and Chinese minority cuisines.
Buddhist cuisine (Traditional Chinese: 齋菜; Simplified Chinese: 斋菜; Pinyin: zhāi cài) is a kind of cuisine mainly for the believers of Buddhism.
www.ibiblio.org /chineseculture/contents/food/p-food-c01s03.html   (5056 words)

  
 The Cultural Heritage of China :: Food & Drink :: Cuisine :: Introduction
Chinese cuisine is widely seen as representing one of the richest and most diverse culinary heritages in the world.
Despite the importance of rice in Chinese cuisine, at extremely formal occasions, it is sometimes the case that no rice at all will be served; in such a case, rice would only be provided when no other dishes remained, or as a token dish at the end of the meal.
Nanyang Chinese cuisine (cuisine of the Nanyang region or Southeast Asia Chinese diaspora)
www.ibiblio.org /chineseculture/contents/food/p-food-c01s01.html   (1559 words)

  
 Buddhist Channel | US West | Restorative Medicine
The name derives from a traditional Japanese cuisine called shojin, the food of Buddhist temples, with a history that reaches back to the sixth century.
The food is inherently healthful; it rests on the Buddhist creed that "food is medicine." Some say that this Kyoto-based style of cookery can cleanse one's inner being.
For a cuisine without dairy and eggs, the repertory of tastes at Medicine is immense, while at the same time clear and not muddled.
www.buddhistchannel.tv /index.php?id=65,2004,0,0,1,0   (1272 words)

  
 Lexington Herald-Leader | 11/04/2006 | Buddhist temples struggle in japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
About 94 million Japanese were registered as Buddhist in 2005, almost three-quarters of the country's population.
Indeed, the money troubles are a major comedown for a Buddhist clergy that in the 1980s was known for its flashy lifestyle.
Buddhists have specialized in funerals -- which hasn't helped their image.
www.kentucky.com /mld/heraldleader/living/religion/15917505.htm   (698 words)

  
 regional cuisines
One approach to describing the regional cuisine of China is to note the general characteristics of cooking and culture by location: North, South, East, and West.
Chinese Buddhist belief has for centuries prohibited the eating of animal flesh, and the monks here have spent an age perfecting the cooking of all types of vegetarian food.
Hunan (south of the river) cuisine: Renowned for its soups, is one of the oldest and richest also noted for its spicy, pungent and flavorful dishes.
www.kas.ku.edu /chinese_food/regional_cuisine.html   (1369 words)

  
 Chinese Food Topic Center - Chinese Restaurant and Chinese Food
Cuisine of China Cuisine_of_China China has one of the richest culinary heritages on Earth.
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www.famouschinese.com /topic/Chinese_Food   (1127 words)

  
 Buddhist cafe-temple sign of times in Japan | The San Diego Union-Tribune
But what makes the cafe truly interesting is its setting: inside the Buddhist Komyoji temple, one of many across Japan offering new services – concerts, discos, yoga classes – in a struggle to stay relevant despite an increasingly secular society.
So young Buddhists like Matsumoto are trying to turn that around by reaching out to new groups – and employing some clever entrepreneurship.
Buddhists have specialized in funerals – which hasn't helped their image.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20061028/news_1c28japan.html   (805 words)

  
 Buddhist Channel | Japan | Japanese Buddhists struggle to win back believers
But what makes the cafe truly interesting is its setting: inside the Buddhist Komyoji temple, one of many across Japan offering new services - concerts, discos, yoga classes - in a struggle to stay relevant despite an increasingly secular society.
But for many, the only time they enter a temple is to attend a funeral - driving many of the country's 75,000 temples to the verge of bankruptcy.
Buddhists have specialized in funerals - which hasn't helped their image.
www.buddhistchannel.tv /index.php?id=44,3337,0,0,1,0   (813 words)

  
 Indian Cuisines,Indian Cuisines Information,Indian Cuisine Guide
Indian cuisine is usually categorized state wise, as there is a lot of difference in taste and preferences, which largely depends on the staple food crops and of course the spices grown in that particular state or region.
The history of rich Kashmiri cuisine can be traced back to the fifteenth century migration of cooks from Samarkand to the valley of Kashmir.
The cuisines of Kashmir are made rich and delicious with the flavor of the spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, saffron, etc.
www.indiantravels.com /cultural-india/indian-cuisines.html   (623 words)

  
 World Vegetarian Congress - Vegetarianism and Vegetarians in Japan
The Buddhist teachings are not the only source contributing to the growth of vegetarianism in Japan.
Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) vegetarian cuisine began attract interest and Japanese people adopted the US-style SDA cuisine and came up with a new Japanese-style lacto-ovo-vegetarian cuisine in which brown rice is taken in addition to corn flakes and milk.
Japanese people started to eat meat some 130 years ago and now suffer the crippling diseases caused by the excess intake of fat in flesh and the possible hazards from the use of agricultural chemicals and additives.
www.ivu.org /congress/thai99/texts/kakimoto.html   (482 words)

  
 Past Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
After the inauguration, over 100 Buddhists gathered to the dining hall to taste a very scrumptious vegetarian buffet.
Reverend Yok Long, from Los Angeles visited the Buddhist Temple and was greeted by dozens of his disciples and other Buddhists.
Every year, the Buddhist Temple hosts a seven-day Zen meditation retreat where monks, nuns and Buddhists come together to chant and meditate.
www.buddhisttemple.ca /schedule/pastevents.htm   (276 words)

  
 Going Seoul-searching - The Washington Times: Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Insadong is Seoul's artsy shopping district, known for pottery, Buddhist paraphernalia such as clothing, prayer beads and statuary, paper craft such as fans and screens, and calligraphic sets.
The menu is based on mountain vegetables, a legacy of the time when Korean Buddhists were driven from the city by Confucian rulers during the Chosun dynasty (1392-1910).
Buddhist cuisine, while lacking the fire and spice of typical Korean fare, did exert its influence on modern Korea's use of many vegetable and bean-curd dishes.
www.washingtontimes.com /travel/20030530-084030-5756r.htm   (2947 words)

  
 Gulfnews: Pay with a prayer
But what makes the cafe truly interesting is its setting: inside the Buddhist Komyoji temple, one of many across Japan offering new services - concerts, discos, yoga classes - in a struggle to stay relevant.
He also spearheads higan.net, a web-based movement of young monks who organise festivals, discos and meditation sessions, and write daily blog entries on everything from Buddhist cuisine to music.
Buddhists have specialised in funerals - which hasn't helped their image.
archive.gulfnews.com /world/Japan/10078488.html   (803 words)

  
 Japanese Buddhists struggle to win back believers North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
But what makes the cafe truly interesting is its setting: inside the Buddhist Komyoji temple, one of many across Japan offering new services ---- concerts, discos, yoga classes ---- in a struggle to stay relevant despite an increasingly secular society.
So young Buddhists like Matsumoto are trying to turn that around by reaching out to new groups ---- and employing some clever entrepreneurship.
Buddhists have specialized in funerals ---- which hasn't helped their image.
www.nctimes.com /articles/2006/11/09/faith/19_10_4311_2_06.txt   (1083 words)

  
 ContraCostaTimes.com | 10/28/2006 | Buddhists become innovative in recruiting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
But what makes the cafe truly interesting is its setting: inside the Buddhist Komyoji temple, one of many across Japan offering new services -- concerts, discos, yoga classes -- in a struggle to stay relevant despite an increasingly secular society.
So young Buddhists such as Matsumoto are trying to turn that around by reaching out to new groups -- and employing some clever entrepreneurship.
Zenshoan temple in central Tokyo streams Buddhist sermons on the Internet, and Higashi Honganji temple aired games from the World Cup in Germany to attract local soccer fans.
www.contracostatimes.com /mld/cctimes/2006/10/27/news/15871978.htm   (679 words)

  
 Cuisines of India,Cuisine of India,Indian Food and Cuisine,India Food and Cuisine
The cuisines of Gujarat are spicy and a feast for those who love the salty flavor.
In the state of Bihar, both rice and roties are consumed by the people with fried vegetables, dal, curd, anchaar, salad, etc. Littis, sattoo ka paratha, aloo ka paratha (all wheat based) are the favorites here.
Non-veg items abound in their meals and use of minimum oil and spices make their cuisines extremely nutritious, healthy and of course unique feast to the taste buds.
www.ritcotours.com /cuisines-of-india.html   (570 words)

  
 Powell's Books - The Enlightened Kitchen: Fresh Vegetable Dishes from the Temples of Japan by Mari Fujii
The author, Mari Fujii, married to a Buddhist monk and an expert in shojin food for more than twenty years, presents an array of recipes including: Carrot and Mushroom Soymilk Soup, Steamed Pumpkin and Tofu, Beans and Eggplant with Sesame Dressing, Ginger Rice and Banana Tempura.
Fujii draws upon 20 years of experience as an author and teacher in her native Japan — as well as kitchen secrets learned from her husband, a Buddhist monk —; to explore a tradition that depends solely on seasonal vegetables, prepared in a spiritual way.
Brimming over with delicious recipes based on the centuries-old vegetarian cuisine of Japan's Buddhist temples, this book is a must for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone with an interest in healthy eating.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=6-4770024932-0   (735 words)

  
 KYOTO: The Capital of Zen Vegetarian Cuisine Vegetarian Journal - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
And the good news for vegetarians is that Buddhist vegetarian dishes are included in that tradition as well.
To follow one of Buddhas five proscriptions, "you shall not kill," monks and nuns have prepared their foods without any animal ingredients over the centuries and their cuisine is called shojin.
The word shojin generally means Buddhist vegetarian in Japan but originally meant "zeal in progressing along the path to salvation." Because eggs and dairy products were rarely used in Japanese cuisine before the twentieth century, these shojin meals are completely vegan-based, including vegetables, beans, sea-weed, and grains.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FDE/is_4_20/ai_76511891   (847 words)

  
 CuisineNet Digest: Indian Cuisine Introduction
Her cooking is as varied as her land, and so, with apologies to the illimitable reality, here is a discussion of some of the elements and aesthetics common to "Indian food."
India`s people are Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Sikh, Moslem, Zoroastrian, and Jewish.
It is this knowledge, and its varied and subtle employment that unites Indian cooking into a cuisine.
www.cuisinenet.com /digest/region/india/index.shtml   (755 words)

  
 Chinese Islamic cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Due to the large Muslim population in western China, many Chinese restaurants cater to Muslims or cater to the general public but are run by Muslims.
Northern Chinese Islamic cuisine originated in China proper is heavily influenced by Beijing cuisine, with nearly all cooking methods identical, only differs in material due to religious restrictions.
Another difference is that lamb and mutton dishes are more commonly available than in other Chinese restaurants, due to the greater prevalence of these meats in the cuisine of western Chinese regions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_Islamic_cuisine   (379 words)

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