Note on Basic Oryoki Ceremony Structure

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  • Myozan Kodo
    Friend of Treeleaf
    • May 2010
    • 1901

    Note on Basic Oryoki Ceremony Structure

    Hi all,
    The following list of 17 parts make up the basic Oryoki ceremony. If you follow this as an aid it might help you practice.
    Gassho
    Myozan

    Skelton Notes for Basic Oryoki Ceremony Structure:

    Open Bowls
    Chants and food served
    Gassho (on 1st); Shashu (on 2nd); Mudra (on 3rd); Hungry Ghost Offering (on 5th)
    “Second this is for our teachers…” : Spoon in & Chopsticks on
    “Thus we eat…” : Bow & Raise bowl
    “The first portion…” : Bowl down
    Eat then Seconds
    Mouth clean sticks then spoon
    Dry clean bowls
    Water service
    Wet clean bowls
    Wash & Dry / Wash in Middle: spoon then sticks & stow
    Utensil opening to left now
    Empty to 3rd bowl but leave some: Drink
    Wash Setsu & stow
    For water collection: hold bowl in lap & chant
    Then wrap bowls
    Last edited by Myozan Kodo; 05-16-2014, 08:20 AM.
  • Mp

    #2
    Wonderful Myozan, thank you. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    • Myosha
      Member
      • Mar 2013
      • 2974

      #3
      Thank you.


      Gassho,
      Myosha
      "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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      • Dosho
        Member
        • Jun 2008
        • 5784

        #4
        Thank you Myozan!

        Gassho,
        Dosho

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        • Yugen

          #5
          This is very helpful Myozan - Thank you!

          Gassho
          Yugen

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          • Sekishi
            Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
            • Apr 2013
            • 5670

            #6
            Thank you Myozan.
            Gassho,
            Sekishi
            Sekishi | 石志 | He/him | Better with a grain of salt, but best ignored entirely.

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            • Nengyo
              Member
              • May 2012
              • 668

              #7
              Thank you!
              If I'm already enlightened why the hell is this so hard?

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              • Talib
                Member
                • Jun 2015
                • 77

                #8
                I am sorry but if this is the wrong place I was unsure where to post.
                I purchased a bowl set but it didn't have the chop sticks or spoon. It did have a wrap and four bowls.
                Is this set okay for this "class" if not is there a link to purchase a good set. Also is the class still going on?
                If it is not when will it begin again?
                Gassho
                _/\_

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                • Mp

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Talib
                  I am sorry but if this is the wrong place I was unsure where to post.
                  I purchased a bowl set but it didn't have the chop sticks or spoon. It did have a wrap and four bowls.
                  Is this set okay for this "class" if not is there a link to purchase a good set. Also is the class still going on?
                  If it is not when will it begin again?
                  Gassho
                  _/\_

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                  Hello Talib,

                  Yes the bowls you have will work just fine, but you will need a set of chop sticks, spoon, and setsu/spatula.

                  oryoki-accessory-black-lacquered-wood-setsu-spoon-and-chopsticks-utensils-for-bowls-free-interna.jpg mid_oryoki.jpg

                  This specific class is done, but we are in the works of getting a new class started. So stayed tuned! =)

                  Gassho
                  Shingen

                  #sattoday

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                  • Talib
                    Member
                    • Jun 2015
                    • 77

                    #10
                    Gassho

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                    • Talib
                      Member
                      • Jun 2015
                      • 77

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Talib
                      Gassho

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                      #sattoday

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                      • Cumminjd
                        Member
                        • May 2013
                        • 183

                        #12
                        Thank you for this, I will be getting the right equipment to do the Oryoki ceremony soon hopefully.

                        Gassho
                        James
                        Sattoday

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                        • Jika
                          Member
                          • Jun 2014
                          • 1337

                          #13
                          I don't know about other countries, where maybe Zen is more common.
                          Here in Germany it looks as if the few stores carry five bowl sets, which are very luxurious.
                          It makes me feel uneasy, eating just enough from bowls many people can definitely not afford.
                          Will our new oryoki circle allow for plastic bowls, and maybe a homemade setsu or silicone spatula?

                          Gassho,
                          Danny
                          #sattoday
                          治 Ji
                          花 Ka

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                          • Jundo
                            Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                            • Apr 2006
                            • 39454

                            #14
                            Hi Guys,

                            There will be more information later, but it is perfectly find to make a set from bowls and ordinary items already in your home and kitchen. No need for fancy-shmancy.

                            Gassho, Jundo

                            SatToday
                            ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                            • Cumminjd
                              Member
                              • May 2013
                              • 183

                              #15
                              Also during these ceremonies (specifically in person or on our retreats) I will not have to compromise my vegan diet will I? That would be the only reason I would be hesitant to participate in this practice. (Sorry if the question is stupid)

                              Gassho
                              James
                              Just got done sitting


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