Issoan News and Events

Upcoming Events 

Tuesday, July 9, 7:30— new class starts
Saturday, July 13 — PDX Tea Fest, Forestry Center, NO CLASS
Wednesday, July 17, 1:00 pm — Chanoyu Demo, Portland Japanese Garden
Saturday, July 20, 10:30 am — Kashintei Kai Chakai
Thursday, July 25, 10:00 am — Calligraphy class, Oregon Buddhist Temple
Saturday, August 3, 2:00 pm — Obon Fest, Oregon Buddhist Temple, NO CLASS
Saturday, August 10 — Tankokai Seichuki Memorial chakai, NO CLASS
Summer Chaji, Vashon Island
Saturday, Aug 31- Sunday, Sept. 1 – Zen and Tea Camp, Tahoma One Drop
Monastery, Whidby Island, NO CLASS
Saturday, Sept. 7-8 — Calligraphy Exhibition, Seattle Center NO CLASS
Thursday – Sunday, Sept 19-22 — Summer Intensive, Oregon Coast
Friday-Sunday, October 18-10 — New Mexico 25th Anniversary, Albuquerque, NM
Sunday, November 10 — Robiraki
Saturday, December 21 — Last day of classes
Wednesday, January 1 — New Year poetry gathering, Issoan
Saturday, January 4 — Hatsugama
Monday, January 6 — Classes resume

Issoan Tea Room now open for classes. 
Monday Chado class 7:30 pm
Tuesday Chado class 7:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 pm  Advanced Chado class, permission  required 4:00 pm
Saturday Chado class 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm if needed

Teacher Training class forming for October 2024
Please contact Margie for more information.

Contact me if you are interested in regular chado classes.

Introduction to Chado 10 week Class more information here.

Contact Margie at Issoan Tea Room

Elevated tatami classes for those who cannot sit seiza

IMG_0208With the building of the elevated tatami table, Issoan Tea school now offers classes in this style to those who cannot sit seiza.  The portable tatami table is designed to be used in both the winter sunken hearth configuration, as well as in the summer furo season.  The table is transportable and can be set up anywhere there is space.

Because of this flexibiltiy, students can study most of the temae of the Urasenke curriculum, and guests can enjoy the experience on stools without the pain of sitting on their knees.

If you have been interested in taking chado lessons, but have hesitated because you cannot sit on your knees in the tea room, please contact Margie Yap, instructor (503)645-7058 to arrange a trial lesson on the new tatami table.


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