Lunch at Zengården

I went to Zengården this month to see and photograph the center- a converted old schoolhouse in the Swedish countryside- and meet members of the community.

Lunch was so delicious (and eaten in silence). Their kitchen is entirely vegan & plant-based & in Zen tradition, also an important space for practice.

Lunch was quinoa salad with baked sweet potato, carrots, beetroot, raw bell peppers and toasted walnuts with avocado on the side with a green dressing made of avocado, parsley, chives and apple cider vinegar.


“There are two hearts to a Zen Center: the Zendō & the kitchen.”

From a visit to Zengården

January 2020

Fully plant based meals made in the kitchen

Freshly made bread

Setting the table & meal in silence

Parsley in the garden

Winter Salad sprouts (Vinter Sallat) photographed in the greenhouse

View of kitchen from outside