25 Jan Bowl Tea, The Sacred Vessel
In the tradition I study under there are 5 different ways to learn how to serve and prepare Tea, Bowl tea being where we start. For thousands of years, before man formalized our relationship to the Leaf, there were just trees rooted deeply, extending out to the sky and Sages drinking out of cracked Earthenware, communing with this medicine. 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 differenciates it from other ceremonies, the importance of ritual, how to hold the bowl, and simple techniques on serving bowl tea.
Join Baelyn in ceremony to explore the Sacred Vessel.