- Saturday, 20 May 2017 – 12:30pm – 1.15pm
- Sunday, 21 May 2017 – 11:00am – 11:35am
Location: Deakin Edge (map Q)
Tea meditation is the union of the Chinese tea ceremony and the ancient practice of meditation. In Chinese culture, meditation embodies a formless entity that permeates every aspect of daily life, from our thoughts to our actions. Tea meditation is a form of “moving” meditation that cultivates mindfulness and self-awareness through the act of making and sharing tea.
Tea meditation primarily focuses on taming the mind by practicing the principle of living in the moment. By performing only one thing at a time, brewing the tea, and with the mind contemplating the same topic, the mind gradually settles. In this way, tea practitioners manage to serve the tea with a balanced and joyful mind. Both tea practitioners and participating guests can share the same joy, peacefulness and enhance their understanding Buddhist teachings.
Joining us this year is our renowned tea meditation master, Teacher April Jin from Taiwan.