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Tea As Medicine - With Wu De, Zen Monk & Tea Master

When:

Wed 11 Feb 2015, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Tian He Healing Arts, 58a Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $40.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: sdsgibb

For our ancestors plants were medicine. Tea is an ancient form of medicine used throughout the East for millennia. Here we will explore of health and healing through shared Tea sessions and the leaf. We invite you to participate in a tea-drinking session with Wu De, which will allow you a deep experience of what the spirit of Tea can bring to your life.

Author and teacher Wu De is a true chajin (tea person). He has been a practitioner of Cha Dao (The Way of Tea) for over 20 years, and he has reached over 100,000 people through his writings, classes, workshops, seminars and interviews.

Upon graduating from university with a degree in anthropology and philosophy, he moved to India, where he lived and worked in a meditation center for some years.

Wu De then left India to study meditation in Burma, Thailand and eventually Japan. Working closely with a Zen teacher who often used Tea Ceremonies as a way of conveying Zen wisdom, his insights into The Way of Tea and the ability of tea to convey deep peace were strengthened.

After being ordained in the Soto Zen tradition, he began studying gongfu tea under Master Lin Ping Xiang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Master Lin taught Wu De about how to serve tea with more skill and focus.

For the last decade, Wu De has been teaching the ancient practice of serving tea from a Zen and tea center in Taiwan, known as Tea Sage Hut (www.teasagehut.org). In the last three years, his monthly magazine and organic tea mailing, Global Tea Hut (www.globalteahut.org), has swelled to connect hundreds of tea lovers and spiritual seekers in over 30 countries.

In addition to running Tea Sage Hut in Taiwan, Wu De leads tea workshops and seminars around the world. His writings have appeared in The Art of Tea Magazine (of which he is the Senior Editor), The Leaf Magazine (a free, online magazine which he founded), Fresh Cup Magazine (a U.S. beverage industry publication) and elsewhere. He has also authored four books, including Tea Wisdom (Tuttle Publications, 2009), The Way of Tea (Tuttle Publications, 2010), Zen & Tea One Flavor (2013) and Tea Medicine (2014).