Qing Ming (Honouring of Ancestors) Tea Ceremony
Time & Location
About the Event
Qing Ming (also known as Ching Ming, or in English, Tomb-Sweeping Day) is a festival observed by many as an age-old tradition in Asia (in particular, East and Southeast Asian societies) that honours lineage and ancestral ties. The customs vary according to the familial clan, but in concert with the harvest seasons (pre-Qing Ming) for many Teas, this day feels like the perfect time to truly sit in noble silence with Tea and all the Spirits who have sat with Tea before us and the Beings who will sit with Tea after us.
In this way, we are crystalline. Beyond matter, our connections are extended to all of the Universe. Tea is a plant medicine whose whispers of age and Her connection to Heaven and Earth that can truly draw us all closer together in this mandala created by a Tea Ceremony.
Social Distancing Update:
Now, as we adjust to these winds of change, we look at serving Tea virtually, instilling stillness and presence of mind across the digital waves. You can still participate by simply finding a quiet corner and sitting in silence with me during the tea ceremony. What you need:
1. Follow me on @Liyinglimmm so you don’t miss the live alert.
2. A bowl or cup is fine too. Prepare a flask or kettle of hot water.
If you have no loose leaf teas around, simply pour this steaming hot water into the bowl/cup and drink in tandem with me.
3. As you sit in silence you begin to become conscious of the Qi the heat is catalysing within you. Continue to sip on the water/tea, and begin to sink into this meditative silence. The more often we partake in ceremony, the easier we find it to sink into meditation and slowly, this meditative pace and appreciation for the simplest things in life will seep into your daily lives.
After the live session, I will be opening the floor to reflections, questions, and of course, a chat. The bowls, as they come and go during the tea ceremony, is a symbolic mandala of our connection - as we sit together we drop all egos and identities are simply being ourselves, with the conscious awareness that we are also all individuals who will eventually leave this ceremony to go on with our lives. In this moment, it is my honour to sit and connect us all. In this moment that is all that matters - this very moment.
This ceremony is free for all, but if you prefer to participate via Zoom, please DM me to request for a link. I am happy to accommodate up to 2 days in advance.