On the wahy of Chan Tea - Advanced level Chan Tea Class
My name is Wang, Zhi. I would like to share my experience with you about learning Chan Tea. - In a few words: you will never love it until you learn, you will never know the taste of it until you try.
Last October, I came to Zhengjue Monastery to attend a Dharma Assembly. All of a sudden, a lady in Chinese tea attire passed by me. She looked graceful and peaceful. From then on, I could never forget this scene.
At the beginning of this year, I accidentally ran into the Chan Tea performance. The simple and clean setting of the tea table, the gentle and flowy movements of Chan Tea, the unity of human and tea making, all of them thrilled me. Without hesitation, I signed up for entry level Chan Tea Class started from Mar 24th. I was very joyful to become one of the students, one of Chan Tea fairies.
Jun 16th was the starting date for another Chan Tea class. I became a volunteer that time. I experienced the happiness of “The rose's in her hand; the flavor in mine.”
After the entry level class, the new students from Boshan kept practicing together: correcting the movements, adjusting the postures, learning the etiquette. Everyone was very serious and wanted to practice every day. On Jul 20th, we performed at a charity event. Everyone performed very well and I felt myself changed thereafter.
This time, at the beginning of the class, I promised to myself I will study well. Even more, I will help all the students from my group to study well.
In just a few months, from a new student, to a volunteer, to a performer and to the group lead today, I am experiencing, gaining and changing.
On the way of Chan Tea, my love for it is deeper and thicker each day. It all began from that unexpected encounter. Chan Tea creates peace to mind, from there we could attain Samadhi then wisdom. We will have no worries if we have wisdom, no enmity if we have kindness and compassion. I would like to study Chan Tea very well and spread it widely.
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