Working on Tenzo Zen Cooking Notes…

In the last couple of weeks, with the kitchen work still fresh in my mind since being up at Ardfern with the Zen Group, I started getting some notes jotted down to help others on the practice of Tenzo, and particularly in terms of the preparation, timing, various kitchen duties and roles, that sort of practical thing. It started off as a few pages but with the recipes, plus creativity and images coming in, is snowballing already into a bit of a project! Even managing to squeeze in a bit of old waka poetry from Dogen and the Edo mountain-poet-calligrapher monk Ryokan too.

seven gems
with both hands
I ate what was
given by somebody

(Waka, gift of seven Zakuro pomegranites given to Ryokan)

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