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Food as Practice

Cooking in Buddhism

In Present-Day Society We Need to Make Eating Our Practice

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The Form of the Dharma that Appears in the Etiquette of Oryoki

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Shojin Ryori is a way of cooking food that is used in Zen monasteries all across Japan. As an introduction to Shojin Ryori we have prepared a few recipes, that are simple and quick to do, as well as being healthy.

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The person in charge of cooking in a Zen temple is called the Tenzo.

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Preparing the monks' daily meals is an important practice of the tenzo (temple cook)

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