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Food as Practice

Instructions on how to use an Oryoki, cooking in Buddhism, videos and recipees.

  • Cooking in Buddhism
    In Present-Day Society We Need to Make Eating Our Practice
  • Oryoki
    The Form of the Dharma that Appears in the Etiquette of Oryoki
  • Recipes
    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.


  • Vol. 1: Okayu
    The person in charge of cooking in a Zen temple is called the Tenzo.
  • Vol. 2: A Meal Given with Warm Consideration towards Others
    Preparing the monks' daily meals is an important practice of the tenzo (temple cook)
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