This post previously appeared on this blog as 10 things Midorikai has taught me I have updated and expanded for the purposes of this list. The lessons from my experience still ring true today, more than ever. What about you? What are the things Chado has taught you?
Here is the list:
Be open to …
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Two new classes forming for February 19
Introduction to Chado, 4:00 pm. 10 week Introduction to Chado the way of tea. For those who want to know more about Japanese Culture, this 10 week introduction will examine the arts of Japan through the ritual preparation and drinking of matcha, Japanese ceremonial tea. More information …
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This year Issoan celebrated Hatsugama in a hybrid as still some people cannot come to the tea room, and some people attended from out of town.
The first seki I laid sumi and served tenshin meal.
Then a break and our zoom guests joined us for sweets and tea. Thank you all …
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I have recently begun okeiko again with Bonnie Mitchell-sensei via Zoom. I am so grateful for the time and energy that she invests in every lesson. It has been more than 18 years since I attended weekly okeiko. After so many years on the teaching side, being a student again is humbling. Yet every …
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I have been working with a journalist from the local arts web magazine on my journey with tea. It is always difficult to gauge how deep to go with someone who has no notion of what Chado is about. We started in January and he told me that he would like to interview me for …
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