Dhal Day

by Joan Greenblatt

A number of years ago we made Friday, “dhal day.” Dhal is the Indian term for legumes—the dried beans that come in many different sizes, colors, and shapes. Legumes form the protein powerhouse of Indian cuisine. How did “dhal day” begin? An Indian friend, who began helping us one day each week, always stayed for […]

Bread and Soup

by Joan Greenblatt

We are all familiar with the well-known maxim, “you are what you eat,” and we have all felt the ill effects of food not properly digested. Since the body-mind connection is an interdependent circle, supplying the body with simple, nourishing food makes life lighter and less encumbered; our attention is not diverted but focused and […]

“Shariputra, form does not differ from emptiness, emptiness does not differ from form. That which is form is emptiness, that which is emptiness form.” —The Heart Sutra [image1_full]It is always good to touch the heart, the source of all, especially when the world around us may appear overwhelming from time to time. Paring things down […]