Shojin Ryori: The Philosophy of Eating

Shojin ryori is an 800-year-old style of cuisine and Buddhist Zen practice that uses no animal products. Our spiritual explorer visits a Zen temple in Hiroshima to learn more about this culinary art, and how good posture, silent eating and resting one's chopsticks between mouthfuls allow one to face each meal with sincerity and self-reflection. Many Japanese people believe that eating is a way to extend and transform life into another form. Join us on an exploration of the philosophy of eating.