Thursday, May 3, 2018

FREE Buddha's Birthday PARTY (+Tea Tasting)

Vesak + Viva Cinco de Mayo Celebration!
Ananda M., Jen B. (Dharma Meditation Initiative),;; Crystal Quintero, Dhr. Seven, Ashley Wells, Pfc. Sandoval (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Siddhartha became "the Buddha" under the bodhi tree by awakening to the Truth.
We made it ourselves: Kombucha on ice, salad, shiitake-shroom tacos on organic "sliders" (mini corn tortillas) from Whole Foods (Dharma Meditation Initiative/Pasadena Vegan Love)
Dharma Meditation Initiative - PasaDharma - UCLA - Disclosure Project - Punx
LA was Native, Mexican, then US. Let's eat!
On top of our Buddha's Birthday Party ("Buddhist Xmas" called Vesak), Viva Cinco de Mayo Vegan Potluck, and Guided "Bodhi Tree Forest" Meditation...

The Dharma Meditation Initiative is adding a Free Boutique Tea Tasting all on the same day!  RSVP (FREE).
Special thanks to Ash, owner of Burbank's Check out samples: Mela Teas
Healing nature, healing ourselves through tea
Bring food to share. Come with an appetite to sample! Some vegan dish ideas:
  • Delivery/takeout from local Thai My Vegan Restaurant
  • Whole vegan-cheese pizza from Whole Foods on nearby Arroyo Parkway (only $7 on Thursdays)
  • Vegan Indian or other Asian food or something from Veggie Grill (delivery or takeout)
  • Chips: Beanfields' corn-free "corn chips" (made from beans and brown rice) in assorted flavors...
  • Salads: baby greens, lettuce, kalamata olives, artichokes, tomatoes, anise, shredded carrots, cucumbers, cilantro...
  • Mexican salsas: red, raw, fire braised, green tomatillo, super hot, mild, quirky...
  • Guacamole: mash avocados with lemon juice, chopped cilantro, paprika, sea salt, chiles, cubed Persian cucumbers...
  • Organic mini sliders (Whole Foods $2) corn tortillas
  • Dips: olive, pine nuts, hummus, pinto or red kidney beans...
  • Rice: fluffy brown basmati, jasmine, Lundberg's...
  • Tacos: potato, green jackfruit, grilled veggies, tofu, crumbled veggie burger mix, greens...
  • Fruit: classic trays of pineapple, apple, grapes, mango, strawberries, blue berries, raspberries, peach slices, blackberries, cherries...
  • Savory veggies: roasted bell peppers, sauteed 'shrooms, squash
  • Desserts: whatever delights, gluten-free cookies, cakes
  • Utensils: crushed ice, paper cups, plates
Vegan pizza (cheese and meat-free) is delicious and compassionate to animals.

Braising and grilling veggies brings out delicious flavors for a hearty healthy dish.

Salad, Beanfields' spicy nacho chips, guacamole, red salsa, shiitake slider tacos

Exotic Sri Lankan and Indian delicacies: dal (split pea coconut), eggplant, rice, naan

Yams smothered in lima bean soup, greens, salad (Oh Happy Days)
It's "impossible" because it's VEGAN and bleeds beet juice and savory flavor.

Assorted Asian vegan dishes: spinach, green beans, dal, rice, cucumber salad...

Vegan desserts are sweet and sane, not good for you, but not as bad as common junk.

Salad, vegetable curry over yam/sweet potato (Oh Happy Days)
"Tea" (Camellia sinensis) it both soothes and stimulates. Ask Buddhist monastics.
Mela Teas of Burbank, CA features exquisite herbs and florals from Sri Lanka

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