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Japanese Tea Ceremony http://www.flickr.com/photos/hot_aro/4492821436/ ||| It's a little embarrassing how many ceremonies I've seen on YouTube. I would love to learn how to do it!

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"When mind exists undisturbed in the Way, nothing in the world can offend, and when a thing can no longer offend it ceases to exist in the old way. When no discriminating thoughts arise, the old mind ceases to exist.” ― Sengcan, Hsin Hsin Ming

Tea is also a sort of spiritual refreshment, an elixir of clarity and wakeful tranquility. Respectfully preparing tea and partaking of it mindfully create heart-to-heart conviviality, a way to go beyond this world and enter a realm apart. No pleasure is simpler, no luxury cheaper, no consciousness-altering agent more benign. ~ James Norwood Pratt / Japanese tea ceremony. Sado 茶道

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Japanese tea ceremony Ai ki rituals Proper dojo etiquette Americanized nucular society Nature "Lost in Translation"

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