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Candlelight Tea Ceremony
Sun 30 October 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
Here we explore how you can practice Zen through Tea.
For this practice we will be brewing tea in the Chinese tradition, and usually we are using teas with special energy. It will probably be Puerh tea from wild growing trees that are 1,200 years old. Or a special oolong tea. In any way these kind of teas will make it easier to connect to ourselves and feel our own energy connecting with the energy of tea and creating a special experience for us.
This ritual is performed in noble silence with me gently and quietly guiding through it. There will be an opportunity to talk before and after meditation, and small healthy snacks will be provided afterwards.
During our tea session we shall focus our attention on tea, examine its colour, aroma. Tune into tea. Watch carefully how water merges with fire. Feel teaware with all our being. Feel that our body is also a precious vessel. Perform each movement with complete awareness and presence, always remembering the importance of every object, every action.
Simply drinking tea, brewing it, listening to the sound of wind outside and the sound of boiling water – this is the way to inner harmony and balance of mind, an opportunity to be in a present moment without ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. Tea provides this opportunity to everyone.
The seating is done at the table in the newly opened and amazing Uluntu Tea Room on Tower Bridge road that specializes on high quality teas that expand Love, Joy and Insiration in us.
We are looking forward to sharing a bowl of tea with you all!