Tea Ceremony and Zen: One Taste
Heart of Wisdom's downstairs stage will be transformed into a traditional Japanese Tea House for Marjorie Yap of Issoan Tea to present a traditional tea ceremony for us.
The heart of the tea ceremony is not found in the tea, but in the four principles of
wa-kei-sei-jaku, or harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.
The tranquility comes from learning how to be in harmony with others,
respect for others and oneself, and purity in thought and action.
These principles act as the foundation of the study of the tea ceremony.
Please join us for this interesting demonstration and short discussion about
the intersection of the Tea Ceremony and Zen Practice.
There is no cost for this event.
Please RSVP so we know about how many are coming.
You are welcome to drop in as well.
Marjorie Yap has been a student of Tea since 1984. She spent an intensive year studying Chado (The Way of Tea) in Kyoto, Japan, at the Urasenke Chanoyu Institute. Marjorie received her Chamei (tea name) “Soya” and teaching credentials from Japan in 2004.
She has assisted teaching the art history class, Chado, and Japanese Aesthetics at University of Washington. She also has guest lectured at Portland Community College on Tea Ceramics and at Sarah Lawrence College on The Tea Ceremony and Theatre Arts.
Her tea school, Issoan, is located in Northwest Portland.