The Practice of Bowl Tea: The Sacred Vessel
Sep
22
4:30 PM16:30

The Practice of Bowl Tea: The Sacred Vessel

For thousands of years, before man formalized our relationship to the Leaf, there were just trees rooted deeply, extending out to the sky and Sages drinking out of cracked Earthenware, communing with this medicine. We start with bowl tea to connect us first to nature and the spirit of this practice. We start with bowl Tea to bring our awareness from the head to the heart. We start with bowl Tea so we can learn to listen. We start here because it is simple... Just leaves, hot water, and a bowl. In this workshop we will talk about some of the philosophical and practical aspects of Bowl tea, including what differentiates it from other ceremonies, the importance of ritual, how to hold the bowl, and simple techniques on serving bowl tea.

Led By: Tien Wu/ Baelyn Elspeth 

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Mandala Prayer Ceremony
Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

Mandala Prayer Ceremony

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We gather together to pay honor to our beautiful mother earth. We'll create a collective prayer out of the gifts that nature provides us. You're welcome to bring things that you've collected naturally in and around your home or can also collect things from the natural landscape once you have arrived.

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Qigong + Tea Immersion
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Qigong + Tea Immersion

THE CHINESE MARTIAL AND INTERNAL ARTS ARE DEEPLY WOVEN TOGETHER WITH CHA DAO, THE CHINESE TEA CEREMONY.

LET US ACTIVATE OUR QI—THE LIFE FORCE ESSENCE—THROUGH THESE ANCIENT PRACTICES OF PROFOUND PRESENCE AND RECEPTIVITY.

JOIN US AS WE:

MOVE DEEPLY INTO STILLNESS AND SILENCE;

LEARN THE FIVE ELEMENTS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT, AND HOW TO USE QIGONG TO CARE FOR YOUR OWN RELATIONSHIP TO WHAT LIFE PRESENTS TO YOU;

LEARN HOW TO MOVE THE BODY MEDITATIVELY, INSPIRED BY THE QI WITHIN, AND HOW TO USE THE “EXTERNAL” MARTIAL MOVEMENTS OF GONGFU TO TRAIN THE BODY TO MOVE EFFORTLESSLY;

ONE NEED NOT HAVE ANY PRIOR EXPERIENCE TO ATTEND—ALL MOVEMENTS CAN BE DONE AT ONE’S OWN PERSONAL LEVEL OF PRACTICE, WHETHER STANDING OR SITTING.

 IMMERSE IN TEA

CHA DAO "THE WAY OF TEA" IS A PRACTICE THAT COMES FROM ANCIENT CHINESE LINEAGE. IT HAS BEEN USED SINCE ITS DISCOVERY BY THE DAOISTS AND SAGES AS A FORM OF MEDICINE AND A WAY TO CULTIVATE AWAKENED PRESENCE, SUSTAINING LONG STATES OF MEDITATION. TEA IS A PLANT TEACHER, A SPIRIT OF NATURE, MANIFESTED THROUGH THIS LEAF AND AWAKENED BY HOT WATER. USED IN CEREMONY, IT IS A DANCE BETWEEN THE ELEMENTS, A SENSORY EXPLORATION OF PRESENCE, WHERE EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED BY SPACE. 

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