Presentation on theme: "Japanese Tea Ceremony Instructor: Emily Gung May 11, 2005 Valdosta State University Learning in Retirement."— Presentation transcript:
Japanese Tea Ceremony Instructor: Emily Gung May 11, 2005 Valdosta State University Learning in Retirement
Syllabus Day 1 Introduction & Video Utensil Quiz Ceremony Practice Day 2 Tea Committee Karate Kid vs. Real Video Oriental Napkin Folding Day 3 Garden Visit, Haiku Reading & Green Tea Ice Cream!!
Getting To Know You My Name: Emily Gung
Green Tea Production
A Message from Urasenke Grand Tea Master Chado, the Way Of Tea, is based upon the simple act of boiling water, making tea, offering it to others, and drinking of it ourselves. Served with a respectful heart and received with gratitude, a bowl of tea satisfies both physical and spiritual thirst. The frenzied world and our myriad dilemmas leave our bodies and minds exhausted. It is then that we seek out a place where we can have a moment of peace and tranquillity. In the discipline of Chado such a place can be found. The four principles of harmony, respect, purity and tranquility, codified almost four hundred years ago, are timeless guides to the practice of Chado. Incorporating them into daily life helps one to find that unassailable place of tranquility that is within each of us. As a representative of this unbroken Japanese tradition of four hundred years, I am pleased to see that many non-Japanese are welcoming the chance to pursue its study. This growing interest in Chado among peoples of all nations leads me to strive even harder to make it possible for more people to enter the Way of Tea. Soshitsu Sen Urasenke Grand Tea Master XV (source: The booklet, The Urasenke Tradition of Tea)
An Explanation by Sen Soshitsu in Tea Life, Tea Mind: “Peacefulness through a bowl of tea”
Oldest Longest-Standing Tradition
Stylized Ritualized "Holding a bowl of tea whisked to a fine froth... Such a simple thing: yet filled with a spirit that reaches back more than a thousand years."
Harmony, Respect, Purity, Tranquility WA KEI SEI JYAKU
"Make a delicious bowl of tea."
"Lay the charcoal so that it heats the water."
"Arrange the flowers as they are in the field."