Cha-no-yu ‘TEA Ceremony’
The tea ceremony is a highly culture specific practice of
Rikyu over 400 hundred years ago.
Connected to the Zen
is in one respect a simple ceremony: tea is prepared, served, drunk and
appreciated. However, this simple series of actions is laden with symbolic and
cultural meaning. Tea reflects Japanese hospitality and the profound respect
and deference shown to other people and to inanimate objects. The particularly
Japanese expression of love of nature is evident in the tea room, the utensils
and equipment, and the items served.
We are happy to announce that Tea Master Minami Souka has agreed to come to
Week. Master Minami is a licensed Tea Master
A message from Master Minami: ‘Tea, in a way, allows us to spiritually
connect with people even if we have never met before. I look forward to seeing
you in person at my presentation and sharing the special moment with you
through a bowl of tea.’