“When you hear the splash of the water drops that fall, into the stone bowl, you will feel that all the dust of your mind is washed away.”Sen no Rikyu ( 1522 – 1591), Japanese Tea Ceremony Master.
Enjoying the present moment with a bowl of matcha
Chanoyu is one of the most outstanding Japanese traditions. Chado is the Way of preparing, serving and drinking Japanese green tea (matcha). It is more than an aesthetic ceremony. It is the art of hosting and the pleasure of an encounter with the essence.
Mrs. Ono Sooko and Miguel Soowa are Tea Ceremony teachers from the Urasenke School. Sooko Sensei will prepare and serve matcha for the guests and along with Soowa Sensei introduce the meaningful concept of Ichi-go Ichi-e and the four principles of harmony, respect, purity and serenity, deeply rooted in the philosophy of Chado.
We hope you enjoy the essence of the present moment in a bowl of matcha.
Date: Saturday 1st June.
Time: 10:00 am.
Gathering: from 10:15 to 11:30.
Guests: Special invitation from Camilla Sköld.
What to bring: an open mind and heart.