Monday, August 19, 2013
Tea ceremony is a practice in mindfulness that uses a menu of sensory stimuli to jog one back to one's centre again and again. The world of objects is a big part of this.The ceramic tea bowl, the lacquered tea caddy, the iron kettle, the bamboo tea scoop, the hanging scroll, and flowers in baskets or containers of bronze are chosen to delight - better still to arouse deep emotion in the guests with their beauty or ‘whimsy’.
The tea host is at great pains to harmonise all elements to tell a subtle story that keeps the guests fully engaged in this unusual moving meditation.
Join us for the unique opportunity to witness and take part in a lesson in Japanese tea with teacher Margaret Price and her students: Kaori Slater, Noriko Ishibashi, Lily Habe, Shoko Hoshino.
Taste the delicious Matcha tea from a beautiful ceramic bowl.
Public demonstration - all welcome to observe or participate.
TIME: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Times and events may be subject to change.
Margaret Price practised tea ceremony for 23 years in Japan and now teaches on the Gold Coast. www.japaneseteaencounters.com.au
This event is presented in conjunction with the Australian Creative Exchange exhibition Meeting Place: The Asian Century.