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K-Lo Retro Part IX: Cositas De Dhamma Neru

December 13, 2010

From 13 June 2009]

Vipassana church bells: a Burmese hand gong

Dhamma Neru, as most of y’all know, is the meditation center in Barcelona where I was living when I arrived in Spain.

In my three months meditating there and volunteering in the kitchen and the garden, I only took out my camera twice: once in March, and once in April.

Both times, what drew my attention the most were las cositas — the little things.

Outside the meditation hall

Outside the meditation hall

Baked bananas with coconut and chopped hazlenuts.  So good.

Baked bananas with coconut and chopped hazlenuts. So good.

The real joy of cooking: feeding 80 people who are facing their minds.

The real joy of cooking: feeding 80 people who are facing their minds.

Non-harming + pest control = "Escoba de Hormigas":  Ant Broom.

Non-harming + pest control = "Escoba Hormigas": Ant Broom.

Every morning for breakfast Natalia made herself some version of this lovely quinoa.

Every morning for breakfast Natalia made herself some version of this lovely quinoa.

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