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MINDFUL TEA CEREMONY AT THE LIBRARY (COVENT GARDEN)

  • The Library 112 St Martin's Lane London, WC2N 4BD UK (map)
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This Tea Ceremony is part of series of events prepared in collaboration with The Library private members club in Covent Garden. We open them up with the Mindful Tea Ceremony, but expect Tea Workshops and Tastings too! There are only a few places for non members so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Tea Ceremony is a space where magic happens. It is about slowing down and connecting - with ourselves, each other and the world around us. Through sharing tea in noble silence we are coming yet again to our centre, our hearts, our being.

Each Tea Ceremony is unique, however, there is always a sense of inner stillness and peace emerging from it. Every time we sit in ceremony and experience tea, we immerse in the dance of all our senses and elements. Tea is such a powerful yet gentle and caring Medicine Plant. She gives everyone exactly what they need, takes them to the place they need to be in and shows them things they need to see. She can lift us, ground us, inspire, heal and nourish us while at the same time holding space for us to communicate and share.

During tea ceremony, we shall focus our attention on tea, examine its colour, aroma. Tune into tea. Watch carefully how water merges with fire. Feel teaware with all our being. Feel that our body is also a precious vessel. Perform each movement with complete awareness and presence, always remembering the importance of every object, every action. "How you do anything is how you do everything," - Wu De, my teacher from Global Tea Hut constantly reminds us. Tea is a great Teacher to cultivate that. 

The seating is done on the floor, so comfortable clothing is recommended. 

I am looking forward to sharing a bowl of tea with you all!

Earlier Event: 11 September
Tea Ceremony in TIOSK
Later Event: 17 September
The Elements Tea Ceremony