Because of the large number of tea sessions happening around the world, we are going to post about them on our site from now on and use this section to discuss news happening around the world. If you have any news, like a wedding, birth or tea happening, let us know and we'll write about it here. Also, our new site, coming in the next few months, will connect you to tea sessions around the world in a much better way than this page ever could!
In Germany, there is a gathering for men on
Tuesday, March 15th hosted by Christopher Tarnow
at the Eichgrund-Institute for Gestalttherapy. They
use tea, indigenous rituals, music and movement to
explore how men experience and express love, loneliness, longing, desire,
fear and anger; while building
self-esteem, competence and compassion for themselves, others and their
environment. For more information contact Christopher at (0)6078-759435 or
Longtime student of Wu De's, Antonio, will be
holding the final event in a tea education series on the
5th of March at Čaj Chai Teahouse in Barcelona. The
topic will be an Introduction to Tea Preparation, since
he already introduced the varieties of tea and types of
teaware earlier this year. If you are interested in attending please
contact Antonio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please fill out our online survey about Global
Tea Hut! Check your email or our social media for the
link (it is also up on our site). This year, we're committed to making this
the best tea magazine in the world,
and we need your feedback to do that!
In Russia, there are plenty of events happening
this month. Raneta, Minghui and Ivan will be travelling to the central
Russian town of Samara for a number of Global Tea Hut gatherings. Raneta is
also hosting a Tea and the Feminine event. If you are in Russia,
or close by, do not miss this chance!
International Women's Day is a special occasion to recognize and celebrate
all women in our lives.
On Sunday, March 6th, Global Tea Hut members Jade
Robinson, Julz Ashwood and Sahar Zadah are hosting a special tea ceremony
and women's circle with
proceeds going to the V-Day Foundation, Byron Bay,
Australia. This event is already full, but we are happy
to announce it so you can also raise a bowl with them!
Our Old Man Dong Ding jars are over halfway
gone and our Big Snow Mountain cakes are down to
the last few. If you are planning on getting either of
these teas, now is the time! They may not be around
I celebrate the ordinary.
Drinking leaves in a bowl reminds me to adore the
simple things in life. Am I passing over life waiting to
get to the exciting moments? Do I treasure simplicity?
Before you visit, check out the center's website
(www.teasagehut.org) to read about the schedule,
food, what you should bring, etc. We've had a big
increase in our number of guests lately, so if possible please contact us
well in advance to arrange a visit.
Congratulations to our dear brother
Denis Mikhaylov, who took precepts last
month. He has been given the Tea name of
"Minghui, 冥慧." Ming (冥) means "deep" or
"profound." It is used in the first part of "meditation" in the Chinese
language as well: Mingxiang,
冥想. And Hui (慧) means "wisdom." Minghui
is the Profound Wisdom that comes from connection to the deep stillness
within us all. As he
progresses on his journey, we take this moment
to stop and raise our bowls to him!
The Center will be closed from April 24th to
the end of May for the third annual Global Tea
Hut Trip. Wu De plans to do less traveling this
year, so he will be here teaching except for that
time. Check the Hut's website for more details.
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