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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tea Meditation


This cup of tea in my two hands, mindfulness held perfectly. My mind and body dwell in here and now.
Drinking tea in noble silence, the tea becomes real with our mindfulness and we are fully aware of its taste. 

We allow the silence and the calmness to penetrate our flesh and bones. We allow the energy of tea and its mindfulness to penetrate our body and mind. We drink with silence, we communicate with silence, we understand each other with silence, we appreciate with silence. The Gold of Silence talks louder than any word.

Tea is a gift of the earth, the sky, numerous living beings and much hard work.

We shall drink with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive it.
We shall enjoy every sip we take. Each sip is nourishing and healing. As we drink, imprint our gratitude and our love in to the natural.
We shall keep our compassion alive by sipping in such a way that we reduce the suffering of living beings.
We shall leisurely sip the joy and peace from each cup, permeate the nurturing energy, nourish mindfulness with purified spirit, 
We are present with each sip. We give our full attention to tea, to others and yourself.
We enhance relationships with purified spirit, and cultivate relationships with tea, nature, harmony.
We breathe in all the beauty and energy of the natural, and breathe out our suffering- our feelings of anger, hatred, fear, inadequacy and grief.

We take our time as we drink, holding each sip at least 10 seconds, until your entire month was purified by the tea. This aids the real taste of tea. Let us enjoy every morsel of our tea and the presence. Let us establish ourselves in the present moment, be free from yesterday and free from tomorrow. Drinking in such a way that solidity, joy and peace be possible during the time of drinking.
Practicing tea meditation is to be truly present your relationship with tea, our friends and natural. We recognize that we can dwell happily in the present moment despite all of our sorrows and worries.
Tea meditation is practiced at a traditional Chinese KongFu tea ceremony. It is performed and drunken in noble silence. 
Please join us to meditate with tea, to reach the path to the inner peace.
Please click here to find about the details about noble silent tea ceremony at Guitian's Tea Club

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I grew up with tea, and it continues to fill my life with so much beauty and discovery, pleasure, peace and friends. It is always leading me toward a greater understanding of culture, nature, myself and others. It is my hope to use this space to share the joy of tea and tea culture with you.