What is nyohō?

This blog is a place to explore the teaching of nyohō–being in accord with the Dharma. In traditional monastic terms, nyohō is discussed in terms of color, materials, and size as they relate to food (how it is prepared, how it is served, how it is received), clothing (robes), and shelter (the relational dimensions of the monastery itself). But the idea of nyohō extends into every aspect of our lives, and invites the larger question, “What does it mean, in this moment, to express the Dharma?”   What informs such a practice? And what are the ingredients of creating an atmosphere of practice for others?

The goal of this blog is to try to examine this teaching in terms of both its traditional interpretations and also its larger implications in our daily lives. I hope it is useful.