Vegetables For A Long Life 


--By Upasika Kuo Ching Wilkes

Mushrooms are a wonderful addition to vegetarian diets. They are high in protein, easy to prepare, and relatively inexpensive; what is more, they can be prepared in a variety of ways. Wash and clean them lightly with a soft brush before preparing.

General Preparations:

Put 2 or 3 T. of margarine, butter or cooking oil into a frying pan.  Slice mushrooms into pan (on medium heat), cover and let them stew for 10 or 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add cream. Aunt Penny's white sauce, or a can of mushroom soup. Serve over noodles or rice, or hot buttered toast. Without the cream, the mushrooms can be added to vegetable mixtures, or kept in a glass jar in the icebox for future use.

Interesting Variations:

Use a few dried mushrooms, which have been soaked in cold water for an hour, and, or some canned straw mushrooms. Do not throw away the water from soaking the mushrooms as it makes an excellent soup base. The stems of mushrooms may be put in the blender with 1\2 to 1 cup of water or milk and used in soups or to thicken other dishes.   

            During the 1973 summer the Sino-American Buddhist Association, Vajra Bodhi Sea Publications, and Gold Mountain Dhyana Monastery will again jointly sponsor three five-week Sutra Study and Meditation Sessions. During these sessions daily explanations of important Buddhist Sutras will complement approximately five hours of meditation in addition to sutra and mantra chanting. The final week of each session will be devoted solely to the practice of a single dharma, either Ch'an meditation or recitation of the Buddha's name. There are two sessions still open. The dates of these are: 

Second Session—July 8th through August 11th;

Third Session—August 12th through Sept. 15th.

You may attend one, or both of the sessions. The closing date for registration for the second session is June 30th, 1973. There is no better way to introduce yourself to Buddhism and the path of cultivation than by attending one of these sessions. For further information, call or write the Sino-American Buddhist Association, 1731 15th St. San Francisco, Ca., USA Phone: (415) 621-5202.