Zen Up with Buddhist Temple Cuisine

Take a cooking class taught by a Buddhist nun.

Find your peace

Join a group class in English to learn the tenets of Buddhist temple cuisine from a nun of the Jogye Buddhist Order. You will learn to cook two vegan temple dishes.

Optional Add-on

Join your guide for an enrapturing meal of true vegan Korean temple cuisine. Complete your day of Zen with a relaxing cup of tea in a rustic quiet teahouse.

Your experience includes the following:

  • Temple cuisine cooking class with English interpretation
  • Recipe sheet of the dishes cooked

Add-on includes

  • Full multi-course temple cuisine lunch with a guide versed in the tenets of temple cuisine
  • After-meal tea in a cozy teahouse

Bring the following

You can get all of these at a Daiso cheaply.

  • Two dish towels per person
  • A bag or something to put your dirty dish towels
  • Two containers to pack your foods
  • Mask (recommended)

Aprons will be provided.


  • Classes usually occur on Friday or Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
  • Classes fill up quickly! We recommend booking a month in advance.
  • Please anticipate traffic or take the subway. It’s best to arrive at 9:30 a.m.
  • Availability depends on when classes are run and if any spots are available. We recommend booking as soon as you can