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Tea Meditation


 


This cup of tea in my two hands, mindfulness held perfectly. My mind and body dwell in here and now.
This tea meditation is practiced at a traditional Chinese KongFu tea ceremony. It is performed and drunken in noble silence. 
Drinking tea in noble silence, the tea becomes real with our mindfulness and we are fully aware of its taste. 

We allow the silence and the calmness to penetrate our flesh and bones. We allow the energy of tea and its mindfulness to penetrate our body and mind. We drink with silence, we communicate with silence, we understand each other with silence, we appreciate with silence. The Gold of Silence talks louder than any word.

Tea is a gift of the earth, the sky, numerous living beings and much hard work.

We shall drink with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive it.
We shall enjoy every sip we take. Each sip is nourishing and healing. As we drink, imprint our gratitude and our love in to the natural.
We shall keep our compassion alive by sipping in such a way that we reduce the suffering of living beings.
We shall leisurely sip the joy and peace from each cup, permeate the nurturing energy, nourish mindfulness with purified spirit, 
We are present with each sip. We give our full attention to tea, to others and yourself.
We enhance relationships with purified spirit, and cultivate relationships with tea, nature, harmony.
We breathe in all the beauty and energy of the natural, and breathe out our suffering- our feelings of anger, hatred, fear, inadequacy and grief.

We take our time as we drink, holding each sip at least 10 seconds, until your entire month was purified by the tea. This aids the real taste of tea. Let us enjoy every morsel of our tea and the presence. Let us establish ourselves in the present moment, be free from yesterday and free from tomorrow. Drinking in such a way that solidity, joy and peace be possible during the time of drinking.

Practicing tea meditation is to be truly present your relationship with tea, our friends and natural. We recognize that we can dwell happily in the present moment despite all of our sorrows and worries. 

Please join us to meditate with tea, to reach the path to the inner peace. 

Please click noble silent tea ceremony to find more information.

Please click guitiansteaclub@wordpress.com to check out the meditation schedules. 


~ Free Tea Ceremony with Meditation ~

                                                       
 
                                                         *  March 31  Sunday 8:00 - 9:30 PM 
                                                                           
                                                                              Limited to 4 people, No Cost

When we try to sit for meditation, our minds are often overwhelmed by innumerable thoughts arising from 
and passing into the depths. For this various breathing exercises were developed to focus the mind in Samadhi 
before traveling further into silence. The Way of Tea can also  achieve this end, 
for as we pour water and drink we can bring mindfulness to each utensil 
so that discursive thoughts don't cloud our liquor.

    We will savor tea and meditate with it: 
* The tea ceremony will begin with a short video of a meditation with tea.
* The tea ceremony will be performed in a silence.
* The guests and host will sit on the rug drink tea and meditate with it. (Comfortable clothes will be needed)
* A Incense will be lighted
* Peaceful music will be played on the background
* Silence is appreciated
                       Please contact Guitian Li at guitian@guitiansteaclub.com for your reservation.