How to Cook Your Life

Poster for How to Cook Your Life

Winter 2008 Documentary series

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Doris Dörrie

Screenplay by Doris Dörrie

Starring Edward Espe Brown and Doris Dörrie

Rated NR · 1h 40m
English and German

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Move over, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance! Here comes Zen and the Art of a Good Meal! Filmmaker Doris Dörrie turns her attention to Buddhism and that age-old saying, you are what you eat. In How To Cook Your Life, Dörrie enlists the help of the charismatic Zen Master Edward Espe Brown to explain the guiding principles of Zen Buddhism as they apply to the preparation of food as well as life itself. “How a person goes about dealing with the ingredients for his meals,” explains Dörrie “says a lot about him. How To Cook Your Life teaches us to be attentive in our everyday dealings with the most mundane things and also open our eyes to one of the most beautiful occupations: cooking.”