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Karma Kitchen

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[go project films] Welcome to Karma Kitchen.

Have you guys been here before?

No.

Here we run it as an experiment in generosity [♪Ambient Music♪] We often look for the value in terms of price, but here, there's no price. So how do you value something that doesn't have a price? [Karma Kitchen Growing in Generosity] Every Sunday, a bunch of volunteers will take on a restaurant. For so many people, it's the first time they've done anything hands on in a restaurant. They show up with this understanding that they want to practice generosity. Someone before you has paid for your meal. You don't know them, and then at the end of your meal, you get to pay forward for people after you. Roll. Today, inside the restaurant, we will have 3 zones with volunteers. We essentially rent the place, give the restaurant $750. They give us the food. They give us the space. And then we operate in the way we want. But it's not $750. What is the price of people volunteering on a Sunday? What is the price of connecting with those before you? What is the value of all that? [♪Ambient Music♪] That's the fundamental purpose of Karma Kitchen-- to allow people to experience that and see where they want to go with it. [♪Flute♪] When we started in 2007, we didn't have a plan of how long it's going to continue. It went on for 27,000 meals, and it's every week. If this Sunday, everyone comes in, and they decide, we don't want to pay, then it stops. There is no plan B. Come on in! Follow me. There's something that happens when you walk into a restaurant, and you see the whole place, and you realize no one is paying for themselves. Everyone is paying for each other. It's something that you recognize, something that you want to be a part of. Karma Kitchen gives you a place to experiment with your own empathy. You don't have to really deeply feel connected to someone before you or someone after you or those in the restaurant or those serving you, but you can. [♪Ambient Music♪] [Directed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee. Produced by Dorothee Royal Hedinger.] [Cinematography by Elias Koch.] [Edited by Adam Loften. Sound recording by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee.] [Music by H. Scot Salinas. Sound mix by D. Chris Smith.] [www.globalonenessproject.org]

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Duration: 2 minutes and 51 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Views: 101
Posted by: global on May 24, 2012

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