Korean Temple Food
Temple food is the everyday food eaten in Korean Buddhist temples. In temples, monks and nuns personally cultivate and prepare the food as a form of practice. Temple food is food with principles, such as being grateful to everyone involved in preparing the meal, eating for health in proper portions, and never wasting even a single grain of rice. Temple food resulted from a Buddhist culture and practice lineage. Thus, it is natural food, health food, and meditation food.
Even to this day in many Korean temples, monks and nuns cultivate, prepare, and eat together as they have done for seventeen hundred years.