From the Sri Jaya Maha Bodhi tree, the glaringly white Ruwanwelisaya dagoba
is hard to miss as it dominates the skyline.
But the payoff is grand: I sit down to cumin-grilled Tawanda Farms lamb chops with apricot-jalapeno chutney, assorted Oregon cheeses, fruit, eggplant puree, green olive tapenade, cucumber salad, and red pepper relish with wontons and flatbread; followed by pan-seared king salmon with Oregon wasabi-thyme aioli, lemongrass couscous, and ginger-citrus slaw; and finally topped off with Dagoba
chocolate s'mores with homemade marshmallows--each course paired with wine.
I once bartered several packaged bars of dark chocolate I had retrieved from the Dagoba
factory Dumpster in exchange for a yoga class.
Here are a few photos from the cocktail party, sponsored by The Cheeses of France, Scharffen Berger and Dagoba
A few brands of chocolate do not use West African cocoa beans and are believed to be child-labor free; these include Cloud Nine/Tropical Source, Dagoba
organic Chocolate, and Equal Exchange.
A white dagoba
, similar to the Buddhist stupa overlooks the Beihai park and its splendid lake.
Sink your teeth into tons of treats from CafePress, Candlewick Press, Dagoba
, Julie Hewett Los Angeles, Konami, Lulus.com, Mix It & Stix It, Penguin Putnam, Tyme Machine and loads more.
And at the end of the drive was the Buddhist temple, complete with the Bodhi tree and a Dagoba
. As I entered, I saw a school with two young women teaching children aged about eight to ten.
Organic Chocolate is giving away $15,000 in donations and 25 Chocolate for Good Kits as part of its annual "Seed the Day" campaign, which aims to promote greening programs."From the cacao forests of Costa Rica to urban landscapes in the U.S, we strive to impact people and the environment in a positive way," said Larissa Rodzianko, brand ambassador for Ashland, Ore.-based Dagoba
, a division of Hershey.
When Frederick Schilling started Dagoba
Chocolate, everyone was sweet on him.
Essa cor simbolica atinge seu efeito maximo na paisagem nas construcoes religiosas douradas caracteristicas do budismo meridional, como no caso da dagoba
de Ruwanweli, de estuque e com 70 metros de altura, da "Dagoba
do Po de Ouro" em Anuradhapura, Ceilao, e dos altos pagodas (dagobas
) de Burma, incluindo o Shwe Dagon em Rangoon, que atinge 112 metros de altura, a maior das torres de luz no budismo, emitindo os raios da Iluminacao e da Doutrina longe na paisagem.
All chocolate labeled organic such as Newman's Own and Dagoba
are fair game as well, since the USDA enforces its own monitoring and sets of requirement designed to protect against exploitation.