Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Tea Life, Tea Mind” as Want to Read:
Tea Life, Tea Mind
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Tea Life, Tea Mind

4.3  ·  Rating Details ·  67 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
In this text, Soshitsu Sen XV, the retired grand master of the Urasenke school of tea, tells how he mastered Chado, "The Way of Tea".
Paperback, 95 pages
Published May 1st 1979 by Weatherhill (first published 1979)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Tea Life, Tea Mind, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Tea Life, Tea Mind

Liquid Jade by Beatrice HoheneggerThe Great Teas of China by Roy FongThe Book of Tea by Kakuzō OkakuraThe Story of Tea by Mary Lou HeissWhat to Drink with What You Eat by Andrew Dornenburg
Tea Lovers List
12 books — 2 voters
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollThe Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha ChristieThe Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas AdamsThe Kitchen God's Wife by Amy TanDeath by Darjeeling by Laura Childs
Tea Time!
145 books — 69 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Katerina Karasova
Nádherný příběh o Cestě čaje jako životní filosofii a učení. Tato kniha není o přípravách čaje, ale o tom, co znamená žít v duchu Cesty čaje, jaké jsou zvyklosti a historický vývoj učení, které se čaje v Japonsku týkalo.

Pro mne osobně bylo důležité uvědomění rozdílnosti kultur a tato kniha je malé okno, kterým do japonské kultury můžeme skrz čaj nahlédnout. Zajímavé jsou hodnoty, které učenci následují a jsou podle mne důležité nejen při praktikování Cesty čaje, ale měly by se stát také součástí
This book was written by the 15th Grand Tea master in the lineage of Sen Rikyu, who was the most revered person in Japanese tea history back in I believe the 1500's. It is a beautifully written book that explains the history, the basics of the actual ceremony, the aesthetics and the spiritual principles. It's one of the best books that I have seen on the subject. The author has spent his life travelling around the world - starting after WWII, spreading peace through a cup of tea.
Jun 21, 2009 Micha rated it really liked it
How to drink and serve tea. Also began my studies into The Way of Tea. A very nice read for both Zen & tea drinkers alike.
Aug 24, 2012 Cody rated it really liked it
Shelves: helping-myself
This was a very friendly, succinct introduction into the Urasenke school of the Tea Ceremony. I found it very approachable and definitely made me interested in exploring more of the Way of Tea.
Feb 16, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read it to learn more about The Way of Tea. It became a study in service and a lesson in meditation. I carry it with me often.
Matthew Jackson
Jul 04, 2013 Matthew Jackson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: borrowed
Review at book review – ‘Tea Life, Tea Mind’ | matthew e jackson
Aug 29, 2007 Gabriel rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: lifewaza
An interesting look at life through the eyes of a Japanese Tea Master. "Tea Mind" is an inspiring state of mind.
Dec 29, 2008 Joe rated it it was amazing
A quite good look at the Japanese Tea Ceremony. S-Oshitsu Sen does a nice job of explaining the history, execution, and philosophy of the tea ceremony.
Shasta McBride
Shasta McBride rated it it was ok
Jul 29, 2009
Sandra rated it it was amazing
Feb 28, 2014
Andrea Brennan
Andrea Brennan rated it it was amazing
Apr 25, 2012
Marci rated it liked it
Oct 07, 2008
okyrhoe rated it liked it
Jan 30, 2013
Karel rated it liked it
Mar 03, 2014
Steven rated it really liked it
Feb 06, 2013
Sarah rated it it was amazing
Dec 26, 2014
Gabriela rated it liked it
Jul 05, 2016
Cheri rated it really liked it
Jul 27, 2007
Lara rated it it was amazing
Apr 01, 2016
Becky rated it liked it
Jul 10, 2014
Mira Hruska
Mira Hruska rated it it was amazing
Sep 25, 2016
Samuel Chen
Samuel Chen rated it it was amazing
Feb 13, 2017
Audrey rated it it was amazing
Aug 02, 2012
Liz rated it really liked it
Jul 29, 2009
Jade rated it it was amazing
Oct 24, 2015
Anežka Prosecká
Anežka Prosecká rated it really liked it
May 10, 2015
Michelle rated it it was amazing
Oct 19, 2010
Rita Flaherty
Rita Flaherty rated it it was amazing
Oct 06, 2016
OrientalBeautiful Guy
OrientalBeautiful Guy rated it it was amazing
Dec 11, 2016
Garett rated it really liked it
Jan 27, 2016
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Alternate Names:
千 玄室 - Sen Genshitsu (Genshitsu Sen)
千 宗室 XV - Sen Sōshitsu XV (Sōshitsu Sen XV)
More about Sōshitsu Sen XV...

Share This Book

“Closing my eyes, I find green mountains and pure water within my own heart. Silently sitting alone and drinking tea, I feel these become a part of me.” 3 likes
More quotes…