Where: Plant Academy, 217 Mare Street, E8 3QE
When: 28 May 2019 at 7pm
Cost: £25 includes a delicious healthy cake (vegan, gluten free options available)
Hackney is a beautiful place known for its vibrant feel and an amazing atmosphere. We collaborated with David Bez from Plant Academy - David moved from Neal's Yard to Broadway Market and now to the new spacious place called Plant Academy, where they create amazing foods and dishes with the most important ingredient - PURE LOVE (apart from being completely vegan). I am so happy to join our forces together again!
We will connect to ourselves and others through connection with Tea, and we will have a special healthy dessert of your choice at the end of the tea ceremony!
Tea Ceremony is about Mindfulness. It is performed in noble silence with me gently and quietly guiding through it. There will be an opportunity to talk before and after meditation, and small snacks will be provided afterwards.
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.
Simply drinking tea, brewing it, listening to the sound of wind outside and the sound of boiling water – this is the way to inner harmony and balance of mind, an opportunity to be in a present moment without ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. Tea provides this opportunity to everyone.
ABOUT PLANT ACADEMY:
David Bez is the owner and creator of this amazing hub of beautiful healthy food prepared with LOVE. I can honestly say that this is as close as it can get to Temple Food so commonly practiced in Korean Monasteries. Temple food being something that uses only the best local and seasonal ingredients, with complete mindfulness and dedication and passion, and bringing love and attention to every single dish.