This unique and special cookbook comes out of the renowned Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo. Here the experience of preparing and eating food has been raised to a level that is increasingly unknown in the fast, convenience world outside. Quiet joy and deep enjoyment are its characteristics. This book, beautifully illustrated with contemplative black and white photos and anecdotes of wisdom from the masters, shows us how we too can savor Quiet Food at home. The recipes in the book feature exceptionally flavorsome, nutritionally balanced vegetarian food that has been honed to perfection by a multitude of cooks and housekeepers. But it is also, simultaneously, food for the mind.