Tea or "chá" in mandarin is an ancient medicinal beverage consisting of water poured over the leaves & buds of the plant Camellia sinensis, a sacred tree and plant teacher that has inspired the Taoists for health, longevity and meditation. Tea originated in a region situated on the frontier between Laos, China and Myanmar, known today as Yunnan. To trace its origin, Chinese are placing the “discovery” of tea from a 4000 years old legend. Later on Tea became an important subject of study, was prescribed by apothecaries for its medicinal properties and used in temple during sessions of meditation. It also became an important political and economical element of trade across Asia. Tea is now cultivated and drink extensively across the world.
With 10 years of experiences studying, exploring and practicing rituals with the plant Camellia Sinensis, it is a precious honor for Jade to be sharing this practice with you, if you are feeling the call to deepen and explore. Her course is divided in 6 chapters and can be done either In Person or Online (interactive video sessions).
The chapters that we will be exploring through the course are :
1. Camellia Sinensis and the Way : Origin & History, and the meeting of Tea and Zen
2. Tea varieties and colors : the process from the tea tree to the cup
3. Chinese Tea Service : Gongfu Tea Ceremony
4. Japanese Tea Service : Senchado Tea Ceremony
5. Tea Medicine : the 5 elements of Tea
6. How to host a Ceremonial Tea Meditation
Online Interactive Video sessions :
We will be meeting every two weeks or so, depending on the flow of your schedule. Each Online sessions are a dedication of 60 to 90 minutes. The monetary contribution for the online course is 80$/session. ($ = usd) When registering for the course, you will receiving a selection of gifted teas from WAO tea, so we can share tea during our sessions, even by distance. There is a total of 6 sessions for this course.
In Person sessions :
I am currently located in Northern California (Bay Area) for In Person sessions, but often travel elsewhere. Each In Person sessions are a dedication of 2 hours, and will be including a time for meditation, sharing and tea tasting. The monetary contribution for In Person sessions is 100$/session. ($ = usd) There is a total of 6 sessions for this course.
To register to this course, please send a detailed message using the contact form or directly to email@example.com
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