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From the archives

It is hard to believe that I have been writing about chado for ten years.  As I was looking through the blog archives in preparation for writing another post, I thought it might be good to highlight some of these previous posts.  Are any of these favorites?  Would you like me to cover other topics?  …

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Passing the light

It is with heavy heart we are still mourning the loss of another member of our tea community in Portland.  June Moriyasu  sensei was a long time leader, teacher and advocate for chanoyu who passed away late last year.  It hardly seems like she is gone, only on an trip and will be back soon.  …

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Focus, attention and feedback

Before I started to study Chado, I was a flighty person with a very small attention span.  So much so that my Sensei called me ‘the flying girl’ because I was so ungrounded.  I was great at starting things, but lousy at finishing them. I even had trouble making my bed because I would become …

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Happy New Year 2018

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Introduction to Chado class now forming

Chado, The Way of Tea Japanese Tea Ceremony Introduction to Chado class Starts on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7:30-9:00 pm. 10 weeks The essence of Japanese culture is contained in Chado, the way of tea. Students in this class will learn the etiquette of how to be a guest at a tea ceremony, the basic …

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