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All about Shojin Ryori: Zen Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine

Shojin Ryori is the traditional fare of Zen Buddhist monks in Japan. This plant-based dining style, along with Zen Buddhism itself, started making its way around Japan in the 12th century, and is still an integral part of the practice today. Despite...

Okuno-in: Kōyasan’s Pathway Through Time

A banner image of Buddhist monks climbing steps.
A line of Buddhist monks walk the stone path of Okuno-in. In the footsteps of Kobo Daishi. Deep in the mountains of Wakayama prefecture, shrouded by a rolling sea of dark-hued cedar, lies a...