If you’re getting ready to go on retreat and need a refresher on the oryoki liturgy, this DVD will take you through the whole ceremony step-by-step. Includes Daido Roshi’s commentary on Zen Master Dogen’s teachings on the liturgy of preparing and eating a meal. Filmed at Zen Mountain Monastery.
You can purchase this DVD as part of a Special Set that includes a set of oryoki bowls.
I ordered this DVD in preparation for my first sesshin, and I wasn't disappointed. This is a great intro to oryoki for beginners and those who need a refresher. You see the actual ceremony happening at ZMM with close-ups and explanation of the ritual. The liturgy isn't specifically explicated on, but the chants are in the ZMM liturgy manual, which would be a good additional purchase with this DVD. I feel better prepared for sesshin after watching this!