A gentle, restorative sequence and guided meditation with live music, followed by tea ceremony hosted by Rachel Elizabeth Maley, founder of Cha Dao Chicago.
What is a tea ceremony?
A tea ceremony is an intentional time and space in which we gather and enjoy tea primarily in silence, with time for discussion and questions. It is a quiet place to contemplate and grow ourselves, to detach from modern anxieties and stressors, and to enjoy the company of others.
Rachel will serve tea and offer an introduction to cha dao, “The Way of Tea”, and the values that give rise to tea ceremonies the world over. Depart with a new appreciation for this powerful tradition and tools to deepen your mindfulness in everyday rituals.
Please note: we will share traditional tea, which contains a small amount of caffeine.
Cha Dao Chicago offers tea ceremonies and educational events to make the practice of tea accessible in Chicago and its suburbs. Founder Rachel Elizabeth Maley visits St. Louis as part of a tour en route to the Midwest Tea Festival (September 7-8, Kansas City). Details at chadaochicago.com.
Just as one might use sound or movement as a focus for contemplation, tea facilitates physical awareness, stillness, and community. Guests will gather and enjoy tea in silence, with time for discussion and questions following tea. Enjoy a meditative community experience, while learning skills and insights that can deepen your own contemplative practice and your appreciation of tea.
Suggested donation: $10 at the door. Please register in advance.
Guests are asked to sit on the floor, though accommodations will be made for all. Cushions will be provided.
This location contains cat allergens.