Tea Events

CHADO, THE WAY OF TEA

Chado, the way of tea, is based upon the simple act of boiling water, making tea, offering it to others, and drinking of it ourselves. Served with a respectful heart and received with gratitude, a bowl of tea satisfies both physical and spiritual thirst. The frenzied world and our myriad dilemmas leave our bodies and minds exhausted. It is then that we seek out a place where we can have a moment of peace and tranquility. In the discipline of Chado such a place can be found. The four principles of harmony, respect, purity and tranquility, codified almost four hundred years ago, are timeless guides to the practice of Chado. Incorporating them into daily life helps one to find that unassailable place of tranquility that is within each of us.” – Sen Soshitsu

Tea Talk

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An educational talk and experience for your group or organization. You will learn about a variety of teas, the various ways to prepare and serve tea, and enjoy the pleasure of being fully present in conversation with a cup of tea. Gong fu cha is just one of several traditional ways to enjoy multiple steeps of rich and flavorful whole-leaf tea (camellia sinensis) in a purposeful, reflective way.

Tea Meditation

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Tea meditation is a lovely way to begin a day of retreat or celebration with quiet respect. Centering and calming zazen meditation accompanied by the brewing and sharing of bowls of true tea welcomes you to be fully present, whatever your day may bring.

As part of your business retreat or family gathering, tea meditation sets the tone and resonates well into the day and days that follow.

Tea Ceremony

Japanese tea ceremony is an historic and respected tea ritual, offered for humanitarian fundraisers and private occasions.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PRICING, AND SCHEDULING for any of these tea opportunities, please contact Michelle, of Heart of Zen, at 231-386-7616.