• Tea and Zen have the Same Flavour

     

    Tea is the balance of Heaven and Earth. Tea is a medicine for the body and for the spirit. Tea is the practice of friendship and kindness and meditation. Tea is the mundane. Tea is our practice of Emptiness.

    In cultivating inner awareness and peace, we seek to share it with others. The Bodhisattva is committed to healing this world and with the Way of Tea we do it one bowl at a time. We are the earth, the air, the river, the mountain and the tea; and we are the sharing. In community, we find strength and support, example and leadership. Together, we can achieve much more than any of us alone. The most important element in fine tea isn’t pure water or even the finest leaves. It is, rather, the mind of the one brewing. When tea is offered and received with a pure heart then the tea ceremony comes alive. Therefore, even a simple bowl of tea offered with humility becomes the most immaculate ritual that makes the heavens bow down and the great earth shake.

    During the monthly Zen and the Way of Tea classes, we will learn a little about how and why the practice of Tea relates to life. I will be detailing what teas are available, their history, how to brew and what equipment to use. I will be introducing us to the Art of ChaDo (The Way of Tea)

     

  • Zen and the Way of Tea is an ongoing programme of harmonising body and mind through practising the art of tea.

    Sharing tea ceremony is a transmission of spiritual wisdom.

    The mission is to promote, cultivate and express an awakening of awareness through tea.

     

    2019 MONTHLY PROGRAMME

    APRIL             SATURDAY    27th     7.00 to 9.00 pm         ZEN and the WAY of TEA

    MAY               SATURDAY    18th     7.00 to  9.00 pm        The study and practice of PU-ERH TEA

    JUNE              SATURDAY    22nd     7.00 to 9.00 pm        ZEN and the WAY of TEA 

    JULY              SATURDAY    20th      7.00 to 9.00 pm        The study and practice of OOLONG TEA

                        SUNDAY        28th      9.00 am to 4.00 pm    DAY TEA RETREAT

    AUGUST        SATURDAY    24th      7.00 to 9.00 pm         ZEN and the WAY of TEA

    SEPTEMBER   SATURDAY    21st      7.00 to 9.00 pm         The study and practice of MACHA TEA

    OCTOBER      SATURDAY    26th      7.00 to 9.00 pm         ZEN and the WAY of TEA

    NOVEMBER    SATURDAY   16th      7.00 to 9.00 pm          The study and practice of LIU BAO TEA

                        SUNDAY       24th      9.00 am to 4.00 pm    DAY TEA RETREAT

     

    May you find the tea in your Zen and the Zen in your tea