With the occasion of the upcoming sesshin, training will be given at the Zendo by Victor Legge on Saturday April 18, 2015, 10:30 AM Sharp.
Oryoki is a formal, communal eating style. It uses a set of bowls and utensils, kept together in a wrapping cloth, known as oryoki. Use of oryoki, preparation of the meal by the kitchen staff, and serving of the meal by the servers cultivates mindfulness and gratitude. In this way, meals become an extension of zazen. The tradition of oryoki has been transmitted to American Zen Centers and monasteries in the West.