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July 2017

Chanoyu Presentation at Karakuan
Sokiku Nakatani Tearoom and Garden
California State University, Sacramento

Zabosai Oiemoto, sixteenth generation master of Urasenke Konnichian, bestowed the name Karakuan 嘉楽庵 on this tearoom, housed in the University Library at California State University, Sacramento. During the school year, a series of popular tea gatherings are hosted here by Urasenke Foundation San Francisco. On July 7, a special tea gathering will be held for Jan Ken Po Gakko, a school for young students of Japanese language. If your school or community group would like to schedule a visit, please contact Sally Hitchcock at 916.278.5954.
For more information, go to the California State University Library website.


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 to www.sfzc.org or contact Green Gulch Zen Center at 415.383.3134 or tea@sfzc.org.


Educational Gatherings

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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