The Way of Tea
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Saturday, February 7th @ 4:00pm
Come experience the Japanese tradition of the Way of Tea, or Chadō as we transform the Trails Within yoga studio into the quiet, timeless setting of a tea house.
Chadō is a cultural tradition of Japan that was developed in the 15th and 16th centuries in close conjunction with Zen. The basic principles of Chadō are expressed in the words harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. Harmony can be created between persons, between objects, between a person and an object…..among all matters of the world. We should respect everyone and everything without distinction of status or rank. Spiritual purity is essential. And we can embody tranquility only when we make harmony, respect and purity our own.
Kayo Pitzer will perform Temae, the art of preparation and presentation of Japanese powdered green tea, or matcha, so that you may feel the heart of Chadō behind the form and procedure of drinking tea. Our role as guest is simply to be willing to be fully present and open to the possibilities of this particular gathering of people, this particular time and space. A brief instruction will be given; no prior experience necessary.
Please bring clean socks to wear in the Tea Room.
Space is limited to 10 people only. Register in advance by contacting:
Info@TrailsWithin.com or (530) 836-1500
$10 per person
Kayo Pitzer was born in Japan and trained in the art of Japanese Tea Ceremony for 15 years. She moved to Portola 5 years ago. She was surprised to learn how popular green tea and Japanese food is in the US and is happy to see the interest of many in the Japanese Tea Ceremony.