Sunday Gathering - Mindful Harvest Feasting: A Harvest of Peace Celebration

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020 (15:00 -16:00)
Teacher : Marcella Friel
Patron Price: $20.00

Join Marcella Friel for a cooking demonstration featuring typical foods of harvest bounty, along with a conversation about the importance of meal prayers and blessings. Harvest of Peace is the time of year when we celebrate the abundance of the earth, and there is no better way to honor the harvest season than through an appreciation of good food and sangha fellowship. You are also invited to bring food you have prepared to share on screen, so bring your harvest time savory dishes and cakes, pastries, and pies and to “share” with all those gathered!

About the teacher
In 1994, Marcella Friel escaped the Bay Area book-publishing scene to cook for 16 cloistered meditators at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. After a monk commented that cooking was her right livelihood, Marcella began her odyssey to learn and teach healing with natural foods. In 1998 Marcella attended the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City on a partial scholarship from the International Association of Culinary Professionals and while living in New York developed and ran two nonprofit programs to teach whole-foods cooking skills to low-income adults and children at risk of hunger. Years later, back in California, Marcella ran the kitchen at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in West Marin County. She also taught fledgling chefs the theories and practices of natural foods cooking at Bauman College’s Natural Chef Program from 2005 to 2013. A student of the Shambhala teachings since 1987 and a teacher since 1996, Marcella has taught mindful eating in the context of oryoki practice at Warrior Assembly and Summer Dathün programs. Marcella currently runs Tapping with Marcella, a food and body image coaching practice that uses EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to help health-conscious adults love and forgive themselves, their food, and their figure. Learn more at



Please join us every Sunday for an online gathering of the Shambhala community worldwide. This online space is a place where we can practice meditation together, hear dharma teachings from a featured guest teacher, learn more about the activities of incredible people in our sangha, engage in discussion – and connect with one another, our community, and our hearts.

Sunday Gatherings are produced by Shambhala Global Services and hosted by Shambhala Online

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Price: This program is FREE of charge
Patron: $20.00
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