The Rinchen Terdzod Empowerments
Gratitude to the Cooks and Servers
Amazingly, a small group of only four cooks, working very efficiently and harmoniously, with others helping as servers, are able to provide meals for more than 3,000 monks and nuns. The meals are always tasty and healthy and the recipients are very patient and grateful for the blessing
of hot meals three times a day. A rota of servers help in ensuring that everyone is served on time and assist in clean up.
Photo credit: Lunch is served outdoors to accommodate the many monastic guests ©2009 Mindrolling International
Photo credit: Waiting patiently in the lunch line ©2009 Mindrolling International
Photo credit: A cook tending his soup in the monks' kitchen
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Photo credit: One of the monks' dining rooms ©2009 Mindrolling International
Two separate kitchens are providing meals for more than 170 tulkus, 50 khenpos, and many foreign guests.
Photo credit: Cooks from the Devaloka kitchens, which serve the tulkus, khenpos and foreign guests ©2009 Mindrolling International