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#BeyondRecipes

cooking as a mindfulness practice

  • Sun. 21st of January 2024, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Open House -
    free of charge - by appointment only
     

  • Sun. 18th of February 2024, 3 pm - 7 pm

  • Sun. 17th of March, 2024, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Sun. 21st of April 2024, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Sun. 19th of May 2024, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

PASTAMADRE, Groninger Str. 48, Wedding Berlin
with Maria-Lucrezia, Frank and Nico


Workshops in German and English

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We live in hectic times and are constantly confronted with new personal and collective challenges: our day is often tightly scheduled, technical devices determine our daily routine, we are constantly stimulated by news and information, we often lack the time to catch our breath. While we are working or concentrating on tasks, we lose sight of our body's needs:
We don't feel that we are hungry, thirsty or tired. We don't move for hours on end.


We have lost the natural and deep connection to the body and ignore its needs, its rhythms, its natural cycles of activity and rest.


This is a rough picture of the most widespread habits in the Western world, a "recipe" with a familiar taste, where the ingredients and proportions vary from house to house, but the result always leaves the same "bitter taste in the mouth".

How do we get back in touch with ourselves?

A first step would be to focus less on the tasks ahead of us or to get stuck in thoughts of past experiences. We need to get back into the here & now. Because "here & now" is the only place where I really am.. 

 

Our experiences show us that we have two tools at our disposal for this: meditation and cooking.
We combine these two tools in our workshops.

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"When you wash your hands, when you make a cup of coffee, when you're waiting for the elevator - instead of indulging in thinking, these are all opportunieties for being there as a still, alert presence."

In the simple tasks of the day, we find the meditative practice that enables us to find ourselves again. Many people see the preparation of our daily food as a burden, we see it as an opportunity - a path. In our workshops, we experience the mutual benefits for body, mind and environment of transforming the preparation of our food as a conscious and mindful act.

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Consciously preparing food - meditating without a meditation cushion

We learned that in order to achieve effective and lasting change, we should start with what is closest and accessible to us: the first step is to reconnect with our body and our hands. A simple act that immediately brings us into the "here and now" - the only place where action and transformation are possible.

 

The way we see ourselves, the way we treat ourselves, how deeply we know ourselves - all this determines how we perceive our environment and how we deal with it. We are all connected. Although we sometimes feel separate from the world, we cannot live separate from the world. You can easily see this - try to stop breathing and live without air!


In the 4 #BeyondRecipes workshops, we invite you on a short journey of discovery through sitting meditation, sound meditation and food meditation:

We begin to explore the body and its balance.

  • Where is it and how do I find it?

  • How do I actually recognize a balanced posture in my body?

We learn to see the body as our home and to pay attention to it.

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Preparing and eating meals together, resting our bodies and minds and doing good to them are practical steps towards a more conscious life in which we learn to treat ourselves and the world with more love.

the teachers 

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Frank guides us through sitting meditations and teaches us to explore our bodies from the inside out and to become aware of the nature of our minds.

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Sitting  Meditation

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Nico invites us to experience the benefits of sound meditation, the power of vibrations and their effects on a physical and energetic level.

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Sound Meditation

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Maria-Lucrezia shows us how the preparation of food can be transformed into a practice of mindfulness. She teaches us to slow down, return to the body and look more deeply at the nature of things.

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Food  Meditation 

PARTICIPATION FEE

PARTICIPATION FEE pro WORKSHOP
Our value orientation is also expressed in our  pricing model, which we consider to be more comprehensive (inclusive) and based on solidarity. You have the option of choosing between 3 price levels, which are named after 3 flowers, symbols of gratitude.

Tulip   59 €

Lily      69 €

Rose   79 €
 

It is possible to attend a single appointment and redeem Pastamadre-vouchers.

#BeyondRecipes

cooking as a mindfulness practice

  • Sun. 21st of January 2024, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Open House - free of charge - by appointment only

     

  • Sun. 18th of February 2024, 3 pm - 7 pm

  • Sun. 17th of March, 2024, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Sun. 21st of April 2024, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Sun. 19th of May 2024, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


PASTAMADRE, Groninger Str. 48, Wedding Berlin
 

We are really looking forward to seeing you!

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