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.

Lunch is served outdoors to accommodate the many monastic guests

Photo credit: Lunch is served outdoors to accommodate the many monastic guests ©2009 Mindrolling International

Waiting patiently in the  lunch line

Photo credit: Waiting patiently in the lunch line ©2009 Mindrolling International

A cook tending his soup in the monks' kitchen

Photo credit: A cook tending his soup in the monks' kitchen
©2009 Mindrolling International

A monks' dining room

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.

Cooks from Devaloka kitchens

Photo credit: Cooks from the Devaloka kitchens, which serve the tulkus, khenpos and foreign guests ©2009 Mindrolling International

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