New introduction to Chado class now forming

Chado, the Japanese Tea CeremonyThe new Introduction to Chado, the way of tea, also known as the Japanese Tea Ceremony, will begin Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 pm.  The class will meet at the new teaching space at the Jasmine Pearl Darjeeling room.

UPDATE: Only two spots left in the class.

Chado is a gift of hospitality that offers sanctuary for the human spirit, a quiet refuge in which to loosen the burdens of secular concerns to experience renewal. Chado is usually translated as “the way of tea” and incorporates centuries of Japanese history, literature and culture which come together in the study and discipline of making and serving tea.

Introductory classes explore the elements of Japanese philosophy and artistic beauty. Learn how to incorporate  harmony, respect, purity and tranquility into your everyday life. These are the four principles of tea ceremony and are distilled from Japanese aesthetics and culture.

In this ten week class, students will be introduced to Chado, the way of tea. The arts of Japan will be examined through the preparation and drinking of matcha, Japanese ceremonial tea. Students will learn how to be a guest at a tea ceremony, and will participate in at least six tea ceremonies, an incense ceremony, and kimono dressing. Japanese architecture, gardening, Zen meditation, flower arranging, ceramics, and calligraphy will also be covered. A final tea gathering for friends and family will be arranged.

Because of the individual attention, space is limited in the class.  To reserve you spot, use the Paypal link in the right hand column to send a $50 deposit.

When: Starting Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7:30-9:00 pm and continuing for 10 weeks on Wednesdays

Where: The Jasmine Pearl Darjeeling room, 724 NE 22nd Ave,Portland, Oregon

Fee: $250, other materials will be available for purchase at class.

Instructor: Margie Yap.  Contact 503-645-7058. Email – margie[at]issoantea[dot]com or use this contact form at the bottom of the About page.

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