Guests to an asa chaji enjoy omogashi as early morning light fills the room.
Sunday, August 13
Open to Foundation students
Welcoming guests to the formal chaji tea gathering is the raison d'être
of studying chanoyu. One of the traditional forms of chaji is selected for study,
with students taking the various responsibilities belonging to both host and
guest. This opportunity to study and experience chaji is offered to full-time
students of the Urasenke Foundation.
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.
Learn more about studying at the Urasenke Foundation