Compliments to the chef

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2018 Chronicles Funding Drive

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2018 Chronicles Funding Drive

ALL DONATIONS DOUBLED

$61,016

Donated

$80,000

Goal

The Chronicles brings you teachings, tributes and a place to study and practice

Thank you to the Pema Chodron Foundation and other supporters for providing matching funds. All donations will be doubled.

Funds raised during this campaign will support the work of the Chronicles and Ocean. The Chronicles brings you teachings, stories, tributes and news. Ocean is a place to study and practice.

Our support comes only from you, our readers and listeners

In 1986 at the Vajradhatu Seminary, I signed on as the breakfast cook at Amakulo, the building used primarily as a family center. One day, the dinner cook became ill (it turned out later that she was pregnant). I was asked to prepare the dinner for all of the families (about 125 people). Having few cooking skills and a lot of trepidation, I began. Pasta and spaghetti sauce, what could be easier? A few minutes before the dinner was ready, an attendant entered the kitchen and announced that the Vidyadhara had arrived for dinner.

At that point the kitchen began to fill with smoke. I turned around to the great caldron of boiling water only to discover that the top half of the water was doing fine, the lower half was on fire. At that point the attendant was waiting to escort me into the dining room as I learned that I was to serve the Vidyadhara. I rescued what I could of the unburned food and approached. Rinpoche was seated at the table. I offered him some parmesan (of course). He smiled sweetly and I fled. As he was about to depart, the attendant came into the kitchen and said, “Rinpoche sends his compliments to the chef.”

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