Zen and Tea October 2nd

Autumn dewdrops glisten on the lotuses

Dear Friends
On Saturday October 2nd we’ll meet online at 10:00am (PDT, 1:00pm EDT, 7:00pm CET) for an opportunity to share the Way of Tea.


Sokan will offer Chado (formal tea) and lead us through preparing our own bowl of matcha. [No matcha? please brew a cup of your favourite and come along.] Once we’ve made our bowl, we’ll savour our tea, and if we wish share a verse or quote that inspires us. We’ll start with a short zazen, then Sokan will offer formal tea, followed by our preparing our own. Sokan will open our conversation and if we wish we’ll take time and offer poems, quotes, and share our experience.

Please join the event via Zoom: [event has passed]


Check the odz-cc Google Calendar for other One Drop Zen events: One Drop Events Calendar

If you wish to offer a donation to Tahoma Zen Monastery: Tahoma Donations and Pledges

Zen and Chado August 28th

Clouds dwell on the mountain peaks, completely still
Water flows down through the valleys, bubbling noisily

Dear Friends
On Saturday August 28th we’ll meet online at 10:00am (PDT, 1:00pm EDT, 7:00pm CET) for an opportunity to share the Way of Tea.


Sokan will offer Chado (formal tea) and lead us through preparing our own bowl of matcha. [No matcha? please brew a cup of your favourite and come along.] Once we’ve made our bowl, we’ll savour our tea, and if we wish share a verse or quote that inspires us. We’ll start with a short zazen, then Sokan will offer formal tea, followed by our preparing our own. Sokan will open our conversation and if we wish we’ll take time and offer poems, quotes, and share our experience.

Please join the event via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4166803936?pwd=T2Fob2QyMnVUaFBHV3pZK09EQVNhZz09

Check the odz-cc Google Calendar for other One Drop Zen events: One Drop Events Calendar

If you wish to offer a donation to Tahoma Zen Monastery: Tahoma Donations and Pledges

Zen and Chado for July 10th

On Saturday July 10th we’ll meet online at 10:00am (PDT, 1:00pm EDT, 7:00pm CET) for an opportunity to share the Way of Tea.

Sokan will offer Chado (formal tea) and lead us through preparing our own bowl of matcha. [No matcha? please brew a cup of your favourite and come along.]  Once we’ve made our bowl, we’ll savour our tea, and if we wish share a verse or quote that inspires us.

We’ll start with a short zazen, then Sokan will offer formal tea, followed by our preparing our own. Sokan will open our conversation and if we wish we’ll take time and offer poems, quotes, and share our experience.


Please join the event via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4166803936?pwd=T2Fob2QyMnVUaFBHV3pZK09EQVNhZz09


Check the odz-cc Google Calendar for other One Drop Zen events.


If you wish to offer a donation to Tahoma Zen Monastery, please use this link: https://www.tahomazenmonastery.com/donate/

Zen and the Art of Tea

On Saturday April 3rd, we’ll meet online at 10:00am PDT (13:00 EDT, 19:00 CET) to attend a tea ceremony (Chanoyu). 

An opportunity for us to gather, share a bowl of tea, a quote or verse, and celebrate the awakening of spring. 

See the attachment for a calligraphy and commentary by Roshi of the verse:

“ Scoop up water and the moon is in your hands. Toy with flowers and their fragrance scents your garments..”

Sokan will host the tea ceremony, offering tea and lead us through preparing our own bowl of matcha if we wish. No matcha? please brew a cup of your favourite drink and come along. 

Once we’ve made our tea, we’ll quietly savour the moment together, and if we wish, take turns and share a verse or quote that inspires us. Being together, creating a quiet space, sharing spare words. 

Before the tea ceremony starts, we’ll open with zazen, so organize your tea items before hand. 

Depending on time there may be questions, and discussion on the practice of tea and zen after the closing. 

We plan to gather on the first saturday of each month and share tea. 

“Chanoyu must be made with the heart,
not with the hand.
Make it without making it,
in the stillness of your mind”

Hamamoto Soshun

Join the Event via Zoom at this URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4166803936?pwd=T2Fob2QyMnVUaFBHV3pZK09EQVNhZz09

If you wish to donate to support Tahoma and Chanoyu at Tahoma: Tahoma Donations

Gassho,
Gensho & Sokan