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Experience Peace With a Bowl of Matcha

June 11, 2024
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM PDT
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Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens
3500 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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Kikuno Hyodo lives in Kyoto with her husband, a traditional Japanese wood craftsman (sashimono). A practitioner of tea ceremony for 17 years, she recently began the “Chabako (tea box) Journey,” an initiative to connect people through tea.

Armed with the handmade wooden tea box her husband made for her, she brings a quiet tea experience to people she meets in places around the world as diverse as the Imperial Palace grounds in Kyoto, New York’s Central Park, and Waikiki Beach.

This activity is inspired by Sen no Rikyu, a 16th Century Japanese tea master, whose philosophy of mindfully bringing people together in quiet communication through tea is epitomized by the phrase, ichigo, ichie, meaning “this moment in time will never come again.”
Kikuno says, “Through a simple form of the tea ceremony, I hope to offer tea to people of many backgrounds and share the spirit of the present moment.”

More than just making and drinking tea, historically the tea ceremony helped people stay awake during meditation, in zazen. In serving tea, calmness of the mind is reflected in every movement.

Kikuno will be performing bondemae, an abbreviated tea ceremony, served on a tray. Simple and informal, the bondemae or tray ceremony is a perfect and meditative way to enjoy a delicious bowl of matcha and enter a place of peace within you. She invites you to share a tea session with her, “I would like to share a moment of this with all of you, with matcha and my wooden tea box from Japan.”

Dates and Times: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from May 28 through June 23, 2024
Each class 45 – 60 minutes
10:00 am PT
11:30 am PT
2:00 pm PT
3:30 pm PT
Event Location: Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens (Prana)—3500 W Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018

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Tuition: $10.00
Registration: Required. Eventbrite only, no tickets sold at the door.
Questions About This Event? Email registrar@msia.org or call +1 (323) 737-4055

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