Cooking with Love and Mindfulness:
Bhutanese Cuisine Cooking Class

“When you prepare a meal with artful awareness, it’s delicious and healthy. You have put your mindfulness, love, and care into the meal, then people will be eating your love.”
-Thích Nhất Hạnh

Event date: April 16, 2022 ∙ 10 am to 1 pm

Registration Deadline by Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Join Open Kitchen for a Mindfulness Culinary Journey with the Magical Flavors of Bhutan!

In the teaching of Thích Nhất Hạnh, the beloved Vietnamese Buddhist monk known as the “father of mindfulness”, the kitchen is a meditative practice space, and cooking and eating are mindfulness mediation practices. Whether you’re chopping, marinating, or kneading, the art of mindful cooking presents the opportunity to anchor the mind and focus the senses, tuning them in to the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of the culinary task at hand. By applying attention to the details of what you are doing, you will likely discover an increased calm and clarity in the kitchen. You never know, it might even make everything a little tastier, too!

Join Open Kitchen’s Chef-Owner Hue-Chan Karels for a special culinary journey to nourish your mind and body. Below is what you can expect from this uniquely designed cooking class:
• We will begin with a simple mindfulness exercise created by Thích Nhất Hạnh
• Followed by a hands-on, mindfulness cooking class of a special designed menu of Bhutanese Cuisine; a magical mix of Chinese, Tibetan, and Indian influences.
• Then you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labor, with a new awareness of the hard and loving work that has gone into preparing the food among a community of friends.



(gf = gluten free, df = diary-free, v= vegetarian, vg = vegan)

Ema Datschi

Chilies and Cheese, National Dish of Bhutan (v, gf)


Buckwheat Noodles with Vegetables and Szechuan, Mustard Seeds Oil Dressing (v, df)

Goen Hogay

Spicy Cucumber Salad with Radish, Tomatoes, and Cheese (v, gf)


Himalayan-Style Dumplings with Spiced Ground Beef


Spicy Condiment Enjoyed with many of Bhutanese Dishes

Mustard Seeds Oil

Jasmine Rice


Bhutanese Butter Tea

What to Expect: This is a hands-on, engaging, and intimate cooking class.  You will have the opportunity to cook alongside Open Kitchen Chef Team, dine on all the dishes you’ve made, and have fun.  You will experience a memorable day at Open Kitchen among a community of friends with recipes to take back to your home kitchen.


*The Cooking with Love and Mindfulness: Bhutanese Cuisine Cooking Class is a publicly offered event. At Open Kitchen, we follow the related rules and regulations regarding COVID-safety. The cooking classes are limited in the number of guests so we can provide the recommended space and safe environment for everyone. The maximum guests for this cooking class is 16 people. Register your tickets fast!

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The Cooking with Love and Mindfulness: Bhutanese Cuisine Cooking Class is $115 plus tax per person

All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination upon checking in. For those who are not vaccinated, we will also accept proof of negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the event. Photos may be taken by Open Kitchen during class/event. Unless you explicitly make a request to Open Kitchen not to be photographed, Open Kitchen has full consent to take photographs while you are on our premises. Open Kitchen has full and unrestricted rights of these photographs. *Registered Events are non-refundable unless related to COVID and Health-related issues – we will hold a credit for 60 days. 

Class Location: Open Kitchen, 227 Don Gaspar (at the corner of West Alameda), Santa Fe, NM

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