The day after Christmas, December 26th we had our first Winter intensive at Issoan Tea School. For my students it was their first intensive. We started at 3 pm and ended at 9:30 pm. In between we sat zazen, practiced warigeiko, reviewed movement in the tearoom, did five teamae, laid the charcoal shozumi and rebuilt …
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I had the privilege of attending an Omotesenke chakai this last weekend. Even though I have participated in chakai in Japan, it was very educational to be able to see it again in a much more intimate setting.
I get asked all the time about the differences between Omotesenke and Urasenke. I usually respond that …
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It has been more than a week since we had an intensive workshop here in Portland with Machida Gyotei sensei and we are grateful to Urasenke and Oiemoto for sending him to Portland. I don’t remember the last time we had a Gyotei sensei in Portland, but I have studied with them while I was …
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