Introduction to Leaves in a Bowl

Begin your journey into tea meditation practice. Here is what to expect:

The first session: Learning the basics 

  • What you will need to get started

  • Practicalities of brewing Leaves in a Bowl

    • Placing the teaware

    • Dividing the space & the off hand and strong hand

    • How to hold the kettle 

    • Holding the bowl

    • Learning the ritual

  • Developing a heart connection

  • Staying with the tea

Second session: Deeper into practice

  • Dropping into sensation

  • Noticing our internal response to the tea

  • Physical sensations inside the body

  • Review of the Leaves in a Bowl ritual

Third session: Setting the stage for tea: the "chaxi"

  • The spirit of the chaxi: "Ichigo ichi"

  • Setting an intention and choosing the tea

  • Decorating the table

  • Review of the Leaves in a Bowl ritual

Registration for Introduction to Leaves in a Bowl is $150. To participate, you will also need to purchase a bowl & tea.