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Zen Taoist Tea Ceremony

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The Zen Taoist Tea Ceremony is a powerful, yet gentle way to experience the health benefits of meditation, mental clarification, deep relaxation, and community. Benefits of regular practice include the ability to engage the parasympathetic nervous system, activate the body’s meridians, and promote balance and harmony in the mind and body.

 

The Zen Taoist Tea Ceremony is a centuries-old tradition of using tea to awaken the senses and promote clarity of mind. With the guidance of your experienced Tea Master, participants explore the Zen & Taoist realisation of living in harmony with Self, nature, and the Cosmos. Through this ancient practice, we learn to use tea to cultivate inner peace and spiritual growth.

Our Tea Master honours the ancient Taoist & Zen Chinese and Japanese tradition of sipping tea as a pathway to mindfulness and a deeper connection to the Self. Using the finest organic and chemical-free Teas from around the world, our Tea Master will guide you through a meditative and calming tea ceremony to help bring peace and clarity to your life.

Having Meditated on Retreats with exemplary Buddist Masters including the Dalai Lama; Chogye Trichen Rinpoche (the Dalai Lama's Master); Lama Choedak Rinpoche; Zen Master Hogen Yamahata (Dharma Brother in direct Zen lineage of Thich Nhat Hahn); and trained with tea Masters in the lineages of Master Tsia Yi Zhe, and Master Golden Water, your host offers an authentic Tea meditation experience.

 

Join us for a unique experience that will leave you feeling energized, relaxed, and connected.

DEAN LITHERLAND

Dip. Yogic Teaching; Cert Tibetan Calm Abiding Meditation; Cert Dry Needling

Dean has been studying & practicing Yoga and Spiritual Meditation for over 30 years and has experience in most of the major Yoga traditions, including Hatha, Bhakti, Tantric, Tibetan, Zen with specific training in Yoga and Meditation with the Sakya Tibetan, Sivananda and Satyanananda TantricYoga Lineages. He also has spent many years living in Ashrams practicing Self Realisation forms of meditation. He holds the highest level of formal qualifications available for Yoga and Meditation teachers in Australia and has accomplished more than 1800 hours of Nationally Accredited formal study with the revered Satyananda Yoga Academy. Dean also trained directly with accomplished masters including His Eminence Tibetan Buddhist Master Chogye Trichen Rinpoche; Lama Cheodak Rinpoche and Japanese Zen Master Hogen Yamahata.

"Zen Taoist Tea Sittings provide meaningful access to "Peace and Insight" in a subtle and light-hearted way. It's my GO TO instant mindfulness meditation method".

Om Shan Tea - Dean 

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Zen Master Hogen Yamahata
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HE Chogyeh Trichen Rinpoche
Lama Choedak Rinpoche
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Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn 
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