Here's a link to the latest newsletter, Red Letter:
Red Letter is
the Newsletter of ITZI, its affiliated groups and its departments,
ITZI-Red and Amida Academy. ITZI (Instituto Terapia Zen Internacional)
is a consortium of trainers and centres around the world dedicated to
the development and dissemination of education in Buddhism, Buddhist
Psychology and related approaches to spirituality, therapy and personal
As an aid in my 'therapeutic eating regime*', Isa Chandra Moskowitz's 'Appetite For Reduction' is a great resource. Today I made Masala Baked Tofu, which is exceedingly scrumptious - and there's more for tomorrow. I served it with steamed kohlrabi and just-wilted spinach and seasoned those two with the gomasio I made last night.
* On medical advice - strong medical advice - since 24th February I have been working on reducing my weight, BMI, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, blood pressure. No idea how long I'll be around, of course, but this will help my health. I've discovered that, though this was masked by being such a mainstay of my diet previously, I am much better for avoiding bread, porridge, couscous, rice, potato. I have a high-protein & nutrient brakfast shake and my energy is higher, brain somewhat less befuddled. I'm using the MyNetDiary app (thanks to my sister for the advice and the smaller plate!) and combining this with an extremely healthy version of the 5:2. Weighing and entering everything I eat is a bit time-consuming but the results are astonishing and encouraging.
I'm an Acharya (a senior teacher) with the Order of Amida Buddha, which is a Pureland Buddhist Order. I'm a minister, teach on-line and hold Pureland Buddhist sangha gatherings in Perth, Scotland. I mainly write about Buddhist matters and share the teachings of the Head of our Order, Dharmavidya David Brazier