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Mythical Nights With The Way Of Tea: 6 Weeks Of Life In Ceremony

A space that could allow an introduction to Tea and Ceremony, and then from there, build upon it with all the poetry and art and stories that She has inspired. 

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Mythical Nights With The Way Of Tea: 6 Weeks Of Life In Ceremony
Mythical Nights With The Way Of Tea: 6 Weeks Of Life In Ceremony

Time & Location

08 Sept 2021, 18:00 BST – 20 Oct 2021, 19:30 BST

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About the Event

In ancient Chinese culture, Tea trees were known as Immovable. Thus, Tea leaves were used ceremonially in hopes of transmitting that quality to human lives.⁣

Tea is medicine for the body, mind and spirit.

She is a heart-opening medicine when Her presence brings into harmony all aspects of life, from subtle to gross, from spirit to physical - that is why Tea can transport us onto the ineffable, indescribable Dao 道.⁣

Calm Joy comes when we are deeply connected with each other. That is what we all ultimately want and crave. ⁣

It took me a while to realise that one could drink Tea for years, centuries even, but never walk the Dao.⁣

When Tea is drank in ceremony, everything comes from the heart and soul, and so becomes a truly simple yet remarkable moment where your true essence, your soul, is stirred.⁣

And when your soul awakes, everything is beautiful. ⁣

Bridges begin to form. ⁣

Tea flushes out all judgements and allow us to listen, bridging differences, heaven and earth, body, mind and spirit. We no longer feel separate. We no longer feel alone. ⁣

And in this moment, everything in harmonious movement, we begin to weave together as we come from a stillness within and act from this place, intentionally and soulfully. ⁣

The bridge goes both ways - you can travel to the sacred with Tea and also from the sacred to the ordinary. ⁣

To practise Cha Dao · 茶道 ·, we must first let go and begin anew everytime and stay present to the now.⁣

"If the temperature doesn't change from kettle to cup, and your movements are slow and graceful, you can steal the essence of the tea." ~ Master Lin⁣

Week 1

Introduction to the story of Tea

The seven genres of Tea

Week 2

Tea, the bridge between heaven and earth

spiritual connections and medicine for the corporeal - the genesis of the wide handle pot and the dance of a chaxi (Tea stage)

Week 3

Five Elements (Wu Shing 五行 ) of Dao

How the five elemental wheel ties in with intuitively picking Tea for you and various ailments/psychological discomfort

Week 4

Poetry and Tea (From Rikyu to Baisao, Laozi to Lu Tung, we trace the passage of Tea through ancestry, lineage, and traditions, vs what is known now as traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony and Tea in the West)

Week 5

Zen and Tea One Flavour

Week 6

What is Living Tea & The Four Virtues of Tea

BONUS WEEK 7 

Graduation & Closing Transmission

  • One week of daily practice together (September 12 - 18, time TBC as the circle comes together by majority vote)
  • 6 classes covering all things related to The Way Of Tea (recording is available for lifetime access)
  • a curated starter kit of living Tea straight to your doorstep

This is for you if you are...

· entirely new to Tea culture and would like to explore Cha Dao as a beginner or with a returning Beginner's Mind

· interested in cultivating a habit of meditating with Tea as a daily ritual

· interested in integrating Tea in your spiritual practice and establish a connection with all elements of nature as well as your physical, etheric, mental, emotional and spiritual body - through the heart

· enamoured by myths and poetry

· simply attracted by the grace of a community filled with love and appreciation for presence and connection

You will be part of a private Facebook group (optional of course) that will live on beyond this course. I will be on hand to answer any queries you may have at my best possible capacity.

Energy exchange: £1,311+processing fee. Payment plan is available. Please contact me via the chatbox on the right corner or email me: liyinglimmm@gmail.com. 

Schedule


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Week 1


  • 1 hour

    Daily Practice Day 1

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