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Sacred art of eating (Part 2)

Dr Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi

“Eat when hungry, sleep when tired.”
This ancient Zen saying is a simple prescription for a satisfying life. But for many people, eating is anything but simple. It is ironic that in a land of plenty, large numbers of people suffer from unbalanced relationship to food.

This segment was recorded at the AABCAP 3rd Annual Conference – August 2009: "Compassion For a World In Crisis".

For more information visit:  AABCAP, The Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists

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Dr Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi

is a paediatrician, mother and wife, who is interested in how meditation and science interface. Dr Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi is particularly involved in teaching how to use meditation among those with eating disorders and experiencing grief.  Jan has studied and practised Zen Buddhism since 1973. She received Jukai (lay precept) in 1975 and Tokudo (Priest’s Ordination) in 1979 from Taizan Maezumi. From 1978 to 1983 she lived at the Zen Center of Los Angeles, directing the Zen Center’s non-profit Medical Clinic. She finished formal koan study in 1983 and was given Dharma transmission.


Since 1985 she has been the teacher for the Zen Community of Oregon. In 2002, Jan helped to found Great Vow Zen Monastery and currently is the co-abbot.  She is author of “Jizo Bodhisattva - Guardian of children, women and other voyagers” and “Mindful Eating – A guide to rediscovering a healthy and joyful relationship with food”, which includes a 75 mins. CD with guided exercises (Shambhala Publications).
 

 

 

 

 

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