15 May Baelyn Elspeth -“Tian Wu”
The Practice of Bowl Tea: The Sacred Vessel
We start with bowl tea to connect us first to nature and the spirit of this practice. We start with bowl Tea to bring our awareness from the head to the heart. We start with bowl Tea so we can learn to listen. We start here because it is simple… Just leaves, hot water, and a bowl. In this workshop we will talk about some of the philosophical and practical aspects of Bowl tea, including what differentiates, it from other ceremonies, the importance of ritual, how to hold the bowl, and simple techniques on serving bowl tea.
Please have a bowl (if you do not have a tea bowl then a bowl of any kind, preferably one that fits comfortably in the hand) tea leaves and hot water.