We live in a time of ever more confusion and division. Our differences seem greater then ever, but what I see is a common donominator on all sides. What we are all really looking for is more understanding, connection and a place of belonging.
How can we achieve that?
How can we create a more beautiful and peaceful world?
What is Compassion is Served?
An evening where you meet great people, share some amazing food, have meaningful conversations. Make friends and leave inspired and more positive about the world we live in.
An evening where we extend our compassion to each other and the world around us.
We explore, by sharing our stories and listening to each other, how we can make this world again a place for all of us to live in.
Through my work in the last two years setting up kitchens and food supply for refugees in Europe I realised that sharing a meal with each other has the great ability to connect better with others. Eating together shifts our perspectives. It reduces perceptions of inequality, we see others more equal and we develop a deeper bond and greater understanding.
It brings us closer together.
"Compassion sets in motion an exceptional multiplication of our powers. we might
even feel as though we have the power of a thousand arms, a thousand eyes,
and thenine heads of a Buddha..."
When we share a meal together we laugh, sing, cry, dance and mourn together.
We connect and create community.
'Compassion is Served' is a series of one off dinners hosted by Leon Aarts. A fabulous dinner will be shared, in an informal and safe setting we will explore who we truly are and we focus on what we have in common. The evening is designed in such a way that everyone is invited, feels appreciated and has the opportunity to share and learn. We'll have conversations you wouldn't normally have; to change our perceptions, to create connection and to focus on what we have in common not our differences.
Each evening will be slightly different, various locations and different chefs cooking food. We will ensure that people of a wide variety of cultural, religious, ethnical and socio-economic backgrounds will attend. Representing the beauty and variety of our society.
Book you place now!
Or Pay it Forward for someone else
Why is it so important to invite others?
We live in a multi-cultural society, we can only really live together when we include everyone. Our worth and values are not determined by what is written on our business cards, our bank accounts or where we come from. Compassion likes to invite everyone to othese dinners, that is why we asked when you have the means to pay if forward for others who can't normally afford to take part. They will add great value by taking part.
Life is determined by the moments that take our breath away. Wisdom and insights come often from moments when we least expect it.
How it will work:
We invite you to take part and attend. You can book your tickets here. To extend our Compassion to others who may not be able to pay financially for their dinner we ask you to Pay it Forward towards the meal of someone else. That is true Compassion, it will ensure that we have a wide variety of people attending our dinners having a truly compassionate experience.
What can you do?
Join us, show your commitment and book your dinner.
Pay if Forward and allow someone else to join us.
Leon’s life ranges from being a top chef in Holland when he was young to setting up a fine food business in London later on. Giving it all up after a life changing experience. He then became an author and mentor helping other and he founded Extraordinary Ones and Calais Kitchens. For years he has been helping people to help people tapping into their own potential. This combined with great food and a wide spanning network is the bases of the Compassion evenings. Leon is committed to create a more peaceful and cohesive societies for all of us to live in.
Have questions about Compassion is Served?
Contact Leon Aarts