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Tea Life, Tea Mind

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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)
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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
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Tara
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.
Micha
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.
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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.
Linda
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.
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An interesting look at life through the eyes of a Japanese Tea Master. "Tea Mind" is an inspiring state of mind.
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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.
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Alternate Names:
千 玄室 - Sen Genshitsu (Genshitsu Sen)
千 宗室 XV - Sen Sōshitsu XV (Sōshitsu Sen XV)
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“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
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