Meditations With Tea: Paths to Inner Peace

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Citadel Press, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 204 pages
Today more than ever, most Americans are in dire need of a tool that will help them relax, find inner peace, and simplify their lives. In "Meditations with Tea, Diana Rosen shows that even the perpetually overstressed can obtain a profound and healing experience through tea drinking. Through twelve distinctive ways of combining the tradition of meditation with the comfort and pleasure of a cup of tea, readers will be able to feel more confident, better handle challenges, and approach life more creatively. "Meditations with Tea is a series of inspiring essays that focus on life-affirming, natural, non-threatening ways that meditating can help anyone, from children to the aged, take the leap from fearful stress to fulfilled calm. Rosen shows how to convert the "drama of chaos" into a life of purpose by reconnecting to such ancient customs as walking the labyrinth or resting on the Sabbath day; reaching out to the power of nature, and paying closer attention to family and community. Readers will discover how tea can compliment personal prayers and how breathing and yoga enhance the practice of the meditative process. They will also learn about the various types of teas as well as ideas for scenting, flavoring and blending teas using flowers and herbs. Chapters include "Vessels for Tea," and "Ceremonies and Traditions," including the gung fu, chanoyu, and tea for one. Complete with a glossary of tea and meditation terms and resources for teas, this is perfect book for those looking to clear their minds, carve out time for themselves, and attain harmony.
 

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The ritual of tea drinking becomes a salve and window to the soul in Rosen's soothing volume. Rosen urges readers to revive the ancient Japanese tradition of savoring and contemplating life through ... Read full review

Contents

Tea Meditations Defined
1
Mini History of Meditations with Tea
4
What Meditations with Tea Can Do for You
8
Guidelines for Beginners Breathing
16
Brewing Basics Review or How to Make Tea that Tastes Great
22
Elevating Energy
27
Just Walking
33
Asking Forgiveness
40
Shoring Up Creativity
54
Being with Family
62
Remembering the Sabbath
70
Doing Business Mindfully
77
At One with Nature
96
Sustaining the Benefits of Meditations with Tea
115
Vessels for Tea and Your Spirit
141
Endnotes
183

Offering Gratitude
48

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