Chadao Tea Ceremony
- Beckway Street, London, SE17 1TH
- (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Please note that 15 and 29 January Tea Ceremony is going to take place at a 5 star boutique hotel in Kensington called Blakes Hotel
“Adored by those who desire unapologetic beauty. A preciously guarded secret address in the world of fashion, film, music and art. The person who loves Blakes is as individual as the hotel. A home for the free spirit. The desire for serenity and the lust for hedonistic abandon. Blakes understands the changing mood and responds instinctively. Blakes is the understanding that a hotel is not simply a convenient place to rest. Time spent in a great hotel is the making of precious, if occasionally hazy, lifetime memories.”
Tea Ceremony is a space where magic happens. It is about slowing down and connecting - with ourselves, each other and the world around us. Through sharing tea in noble silence we are coming yet again to our centre, our hearts, our being.
Each Tea Ceremony is unique, however, there is always a sense of inner stillness and peace emerging from it. Every time we sit in ceremony and experience tea, we immerse in the dance of all our senses and elements. Tea is such a powerful yet gentle and caring Medicine Plant. She gives everyone exactly what they need, takes them to the place they need to be in and shows them things they need to see. She can lift us, ground us, inspire, heal and nourish us while at the same time holding space for us to communicate and share.
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. "How you do anything is how you do everything," - Wu De, my teacher from Global Tea Hut constantly reminds us. Tea is a great Teacher to cultivate that.
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.
Because this experience takes place in Lera's home, places are limited. Lera's Tea Meditation gatherings are very warm and friendly and the encounters each person experiences with the leaf, with other people and with themselves are usually at a deep level so you should come with an open mind.
The seating is done on the floor and there will be plenty of cushions. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
Lera is looking forward to sharing a bowl of tea with you all!
Please note that if we don't have enough people for this event, it will be cancelled and you will be notified a day before.
- Healthy Snacks
- Meditative Tea Ceremony
- A warm, comforting and open environment
Book Your Spot£25 per adult
Tickets refundable up to 48 hrs before event