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The cosmos in a carrot - a Zen guide to eating well
Carmen Yuen
Paperback / softback
Parallax Press
UK Publication Date

Cosmos in a Carrotdistills the best of Buddhist wisdom, nutritional information, and health advice and puts it together in an accessible guide that will change the way you think about food.

From the historical and spiritual background of the philosophy of eating well to the necessity of synchronizing our diet with the needs for sustainability of our planet, COsmos in a Carrotserves as a comprehensive introduction to Buddhist thought and the whole systems thinking on mindfulness. Not limiting mindfulness to meditation practice, Cosmos in a Carro'st approach is based on "Engaged Buddhism", the mindfulness teachings of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

In 25 chapters the books presents topics such as the philosophy of mindful eating and what separates a "mindful" eater from just a health conscious one..

Cosmos in a Carrot>/i> can be used both as weight loss program that incorporates mindfulness as well as a guidebook for a total body and mind approach to mindfulness. The appendix contains of "A Mindful Grocery List" as well as recipes for vegetarian meals.

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Carmen Yuen is 21 years old and lives in Vancouver, Canada. Studied Buddhism and Eastern philosophy with Robert Thurman and William Theodore de Bary and is currently a first-year at Yale Law School. Previously she worked in New York a music journalist, band scout for Columbia Records/Sony, and student associate at entertainment law firm Epstein Levinsohn. She won the 2006 Grammy for entertainment law essay. In 2005, wrote a weekly opinion column for British Columbia's most-read newspaper, The Province. Currently shopping a humorous memoir about New York youth hipster culture - getting interest from the William Morris Agency and other prominent agencies.For more information and photos, visit

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Nutrition.|Food - Religious aspects.|Zen Buddhism and science.
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