Ways to stay calm during the pandemic

Keep Calm & Go Veg (I) - Vegetarian Fried Rice

Ingredients: Pickled vegetables, chili, ginger, sugar, white vinegar, and salad oil
- Marinate pickled vegetables with sugar and vinegar for half an hour.
- Squeeze dry for later use.
- Stir-fry sliced ginger, then add oil, salt, pickled vegetables, and chili.

Ingredients: Rice, bok choy, tofu, pepper, soy sauce, and salad oil
- Dice the tofu and bok choy.
- Separate the stems and leaves for later use.
- Heat the pan. 
- Add oil, a little salt, and diced tofu.
- Stir-fry the tofu until they turn golden brown. 
- Add pepper and soy sauce. 
- Set aside for later use.
- Add oil, bok choy stems, white rice, and finally bok choy leaves.
- Stir-fry until the rice is soft and chewy.
- Add soy sauce, tofu, and stir-fry.
- Add pickled vegetables to fried rice.

Keep Calm & Go Veg (II) - Arhat Soup

Ingredients: sliced ginger, mushrooms, tomatoes, cabbage, bok choy, lima beans, corn, fried tofu, taro, vegetarian meatballs, and mushrooms
Seasoning: Edible oil, soy sauce, and salt
1.    Add edible oil to the wok
2.    Add sliced ginger, mushrooms, and tomatoes
3.    Add soy sauce and stir-fry the ingredients.
1.    Place cabbage, bok choy, and lima beans, corn, fried tofu, taro, and vegetarian meatballs into pot
2.    Add stir-fried ingredients into pot
3.    Add water and salt
4.    Turn on the heat, bring soup to boil, then simmer until fully cooked.

Keep Calm & Go Veg (III) - Turmeric Fried Rice

Ingredients: Rice, corn kernels, diced veggie patty, green chili pepper, diced vegetarian ham, turmeric
Seasoning: Turmeric powder, curry powder, salt, oil
1. Chop up turmeric
2. Remove the seeds from green chili pepper
3. Add oil and chopped turmeric
4. Add veggie patty and vegetarian ham
5. Add green chili pepper and corn kernels
6. Add curry powder and turmeric power
7. Add rice with more curry powder and turmeric powder, and a pinch of salt
8. Add a bit of water and continue to stir-fry

Keep Calm & Cultivate (I) - Setting up the place for chanting

How do we set up the place for chanting at home?
1. Clean the altar
2. Put on the robe
3. Make an offering of incense
4. Make an offering of water
5. Make three prostrations
6. Begin chanting
7. Dedicate your merits

Keep Calm & Cultivate (II) – How to practice Sutra Transcription

How should we transcribe the sutras?
1. Meditate for five minutes
2. Generate a good motivation
3. Transcribe the sutra
4. Focus on every stroke
5. Dedicate the merits upon completion

Keep Calm & Cultivate (III) - Tea Chan

Do you know how to make a good cup of tea?
1. Meditate
2. Warm the teapot
3. Prepare tea leaves
4. Smell the tea fragrance
5. Warm the tea serving pot
6. Put tea leaves into pot
7. Pour hot water
8. Warm the tea cups
9. Pour out tea
10. Pour tea into teacups
11. Serve tea

2021/07/23 - 2022/12/25