Tenzo 020

$50.00

15 1/2″ long x 9″ wide x 3/4″ thick

What is a Tenzo?  “This work has always been carried out by teachers settled in the Way and by others who have aroused the bodhisattva spirit within themselves.”  Dogen

Each of our cutting boards is truly a one of a kind creation.  Some feel they are so lovely they deserve to just be admired on the counter….well, we can assure you they are built for years of cutting through the vegetables while you cut through attachments! 

Each one is shipped with a sampler of the butcher block conditioner and cutting board oil to maintain the luster and warmth of the woods.

For those of you interested in a complete translation, please see “Refining your Life – From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment” by Dogen and Uchiyama.

These one-of-a-kind custom cutting boards are created from a combination of birch, cherry, oak, walnut, and maple.  With a mind to zero waste in our workshop, we utilize the woods from our meditation benches and altar tables to create lovely durable works of art for your kitchen.  Our own Tenzo calligraphy makes them unique, honoring the timeless work of those in the kitchen who provide fuel for our practice and lives!

We use Howard Butcher Block conditioner, a food-grade mineral oil along with the water-resistant traits of beeswax and carnauba wax helps to rejuvenate the wood, prevent drying, and even repair knife marks in the wood.  With each order, we include a sample size of the conditioner along with a sample of the Howard cutting board oil.  You can find a new line of Howard products for all our wood products also now available for purchase in the gift shop.