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The National Center
for Overcoming Overeating is located in New York City and has
chapters in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, and in Boston. Telephone numbers
for each are located below. The organization also has a Website at www.overcomingovereating.com
The principles of
Buddhism that have influenced Ronna Kabatznik's writing on our relationship
to food are what as known as the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold
Path. They are part of the common foundation of all Buddhism. Buddhism,
like most other world religions, has split into numerous sects largely
revolving around several schools-the Hinyana, the Mahayana, and Vajrayana,
more commonly known as Tantric Buddhism.
The First Noble
Truth states that suffering exists, and that it is a natural and universal
state of being. The Second Noble Truth tells us that suffering has a
source, and that is the craving to satisfy the ego's desires. There
is a way out of this endless cycle of suffering, so says the Third Noble
Truth. And the Fourth Noble Truth tells how to escape the cycle through
the Eightfold Path.
For a good primer
on Buddhism go to www.tricycle.com/buddhismabcs.html.
Or take a look at Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepora Gunaratana
(Wisdom Publications, 1993) for a nuts-and-bolts look at the fundamentals
The Zen of Eating
The Problem Isn't Food
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