Tea meditation is a time to be with the a like minded community in a joyful and quiet atmosphere. Just to enjoy tea together is enough. It is an opportunity to share our joy and happiness in simply being together.
At times, when we are drinking tea with a friend, we are not aware of the tea or even of our friend sitting there. Practicing tea meditation is to be truly present with our tea, our friends and the moment at hand. Being able to be present in the present moment despite all of our sorrows and worries, is a very powerful practice. Sitting in a tea meditation feeling relaxed without having to say anything. Through allowing for the possibility of sharing a song, a story, or a dance -- a tea meditation can become something quite divine for the group.
For a tea meditation you may consider bringing a musical instrument or prepare something ahead of time. It is an opportunity for us to water the seeds of happiness and simplicity. Another way for us to understanding and love in each other.