Tearoom Open to the Public: Open Hearth
Wednesday, May 17, 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: Reservations are necessary and must be secured with a check.
Please telephone 415.433.6553 to make a reservation or for more information.
$30 in advance, $35 at door
Open to all, this monthly lecture-presentation tea gathering at the Foundation
is a wonderful first-hand introduction to the Way of Tea. Come be a guest to
savor the atmosphere and flavors of the tearoom. Explore the subtle variations
of each season along with experiencing the underlying history and philosophy
of the Way of Tea.
Tea Gatherings at Hidden Villa
Sunday, May 7, 1–4 p.m.
The Foundation will host a series of informal tea gatherings as
part of Hidden
Villa's Japanese Cultural Day celebration (26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills).
Open to all, but Hidden Villa recommends advance purchase of a parking permit.
Please visit Hidden
Villa's website or call 650.949.8650 for additional information.
Society for Asian Art: Lecture on Chabana by Christy Bartlett
Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m., at the Asian Art Museum
Advance registration is required through the Society
for Asian Art
The flowers for tea, known as chabana, focus on a tea person's appreciation
of the natural world. During this program, Bartlett will discuss and place flowers
for tea in a variety of vessels. Please register through the Society
for Asian Art's website.
Introductory Tea Classes at CSU Sacramento
Held in the Nakatani Sokiku Tearoom inside the Library at CSU
Sacramento, this series of ten lessons is open to University students, faculty,
and staff, as well as community members interested in the Way of Tea. Fall 2017
classes will begin September 20. If you would like more information, please
contact the Foundation at 415.433.6553 or email@example.com.
August 2017: Tea & Zen Seminar and Kagetsu Workshop
Application Deadline is June 1
The Tenth Tea and Zen Seminar will be held at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center from
Wednesday, August 2, to Sunday, August 6. This seminar offers the opportunity
to study tea in the Urasenke Tradition, join the Green Gulch community in Zen
meditation, explore the connection between Zen and the Way of Tea, and enjoy
the relaxed setting of a temple surrounded by acres of beautiful parkland.
Following the five-day seminar, a special two-day workshop studying various
Kagetsu will be offered. Participants may attend both the seminar and the workshop,
or either event separately. Seminar and workshop are open to those currently
studying tea in the Urasenke Tradition. For the first time, a two-day Introductory
Workshop will also be offered, open to those who wish to begin the study of
Chanoyu or are currently practicing ryaku bon temae. For more information, go
or contact Green Gulch Zen Center at 415.383.3134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foundation welcomes school groups (kindergarten through university) and other groups for lecture-presentations at its tearoom facilities. These occasions are individually designed to the interests of each group such as language, literature, aesthetics, philosophy, or history. Please telephone 415.433.6553 to make arrangements.
Northern California Chayu no Kai Events
The Northern California Chayu no Kai or Friends of Tea Association provides opportunities for camaraderie and the enjoyment of the culture of tea among practitioners of the Way of Tea. You need not be a member of the Urasenke Foundation San Francisco to participate, Chayu no Kai membership is open to all. Activities are based on knowledge of tea practice. Chayu no Kai events include regular kagetsu classes in addition to various workshops, chakai and chaji throughout the year. Please call the Urasenke Foundation at 415.433.6553 for more information on joining.
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