Friday, September 29, 2006

Milan Design Exhibit, Buddhist Talk and Live Music

Yesterday was a lazy morning - grey and chilly outside (though not as bad as today - it's 8 degrees Celcius right now!). I had promised Lynda that I would make this bread recipe I got from Monique at the food talk - I had already purchased all the ingredients to make a modified version, so I did that in the morning. It came out really really well I think. Here's a hint, it includes: walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, dried apricots, bananas, applesauce, tahini (I never would have thought to include tahini!), honey, maple syrup, buckwheat flour, whole wheat flour, brown rice flour, wheat germ, oats, and much more! I will post the recipe if anyone wants and promise to make some when I return to NY!

I eventually went out to the Design Exchange, an art/design museum inside the historic Stock Exchange building. Here is a pic (don't know why they're all blurry) from the Milan exhibit currently going on at the Design Exchange. Kinda psychadelic, eh?

Afterward I rode around the University of Toronto and then went to a talk at a Buddhist meditation store called Snow Lion (some of you might have heard of them? Snow Lion publishes a lot of meditation books). The talk was on karma - and it left me with a lot of thoughts and questions about the purpose of life, reincarnation, selfishness vs. selflessness and the like.

After that I rode over to Cameron House for some live music - some rock/folkish bands. Pretty good! Cameron House appears to be an old hotel or something that has beautiful murals painted on the ceiling. The back room is where the stage was, and it was a very nice atmosphere.

I'm going to bundle up with all the clothes I have and go to the outdoor environmental festival before it fains later today. Tomorrow will likely be a rainy day so I'll probably write more. I've uploaded more pics, and organized the pics and some previous posts as well. Feel free to add comments!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are talking like a Canadian now, eh?

I am enjoying the posts & pictures.