A moment of silence to connect with nature, with yourself and with the group.
The tea leaf is considered a medicinal plant for the body and soul. The tea ceremony is an ancient practice in many cultures and is a way of remembering that disconnection with nature is not real. Tea is a dialogue between nature and human beings.
We have discovered this beautiful and profound art through our teacher Wu De, a Zen monk and founder of Global Tea Hut. Thus the teachings of Zen and Tea come together in a ceremony, reminding us of the need for the sacred in our hectic and busy lives.
It is an invitation to honor and celebrate the beauty and depth that we can find in simplicity. Sharing a bowl of tea we delve into all the richness that lives in the practice of Cha Dao, “the way of tea”.