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New Moon Tea Ceremony
September 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This is our monthly New Moon Tea Ceremony open to public.
The Way of Tea for Serenity – Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility 和 敬 清 寂
Come experience the Japanese tradition of the Way of Tea, or Chadō in our modern style peaceful tea room
By donation. (We appreciate your contributions to our temple. Donation will be collected at the end of each ceremony. )
Reservation is highly recomended. Space is limited. Drop-in is only available when we still have seats left.
What is a Japanese Tea Ceremony?
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 these words:”Harmony can be created between persons, between objects, between a person and an object … among all matter 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”.
What do I expect at the ceremony?
At a Temple KUKURI tea ceremony, we serve organic green tea/Matcha (caffeine-free mulberry leaf tea is also an available option) to each guest along with Japanese traditional confection on a piece of paper called Kaishi. Your role as a 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. As we say,”Treasure each encounter as a once-in-a-lifetime event”. “一期一会” in the principle of Chado. We will guide you on how to receive the confection and tea. No prior experience is necessary.
We usually serve two groups in different times. Each group usually takes about 40 minutes to receive tea and to have a short quiet time/meditation time at the end. Each group can have a maximum of 12 people. first come, first served, so we highly recommend signing up for a ceremony beforehand by contacting us (please specify the time you would like to come) or online registration.
If you would like to experience the richest, finest, smoothest tasting, organic, aromatic green tea – Matcha – come and join us at Temple KUKURI. It will change your tea experience forever!
For more info, please go to https://www.templekukuri.org/new-moon-tea-ceremony
Blessings and joy, Temple KUKURI
Organizer of New Moon Tea Ceremony
Temple KUKURI – Wholistic Living Sanctuary, Japanese Tea and Meditation Center is a non-profit, spiritually based, non-denominational association now forming. Our mission is to share teachings of Wholistic Living in mind, body and spirit. Through the creation of a sanctuary or safe haven, we hold a space for healing, connection and love for self, for each other, for our Mother Earth and for all of life. Temple KUKURI is a place for us to practice mindfulness, compassionate communication, wholistic living arts, multi-cultural activities, sustainable living and to explore various meditation and spiritual practices.
KUKURI means to tie, bond or connect in Japanese and it is the name of the goddess of unity, peace, harmony and integration in Japanese mythology.
Our sanctuary is a space for bringing awareness, inspiration and wellness through a variety of services such as tea ceremonies (chakai), drum circles, conscious food and cooking, wholistic/sustainable living, dance, yoga, tai chi, breathwork and other integrated offerings.