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Tea Meditation

Join the Live Tea Meditation on Zoom 加入线上zoom茶修&茶冥想之旅

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Saturday

Beijing, China,  GMT+8

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Scholars have found meditation difficult to define, as practices vary both between traditions and within them[IWIKIPEDIA].

冥想是一种借助于某一项技能进行的修行,比如沉思;聚精会神于某一特定的物体、想法或者活动,从而训练我们的专注力和潜意识,达到心无杂念、内心宁静,同时情绪冷静且稳定的状态。学者发现很难具体的去定义冥想一词,因为古今中外,世界各地的冥想都有其独特的方式。

Since meditation is to train our attention to achieve inner peace, anything which will help us to be focused can be practiced. For tea lovers, that is tea meditation. Tea meditation is the mediation by practicing tea(tea ceremony), drinking tea, feeling tea, and appreciating tea.

既然冥想是为了通过锻炼我们的专注力,达到内心平和,任何有助于专注力训练的方式都适合冥想。对于茶人来说,茶冥想最适合不过了。茶冥想就是通过习茶(茶道)、品茶、感知茶、感恩茶来进行的冥想。

Tea meditation is not a modern practice, it can be dated back to the origin of Buddhism and Taoism. There’s a legendary story about that tea was created because of Sakyamuni. In order to complete his meditation and would not fall asleep, he cut off his eyelids and threw them on the ground. The next day, they turned into a few tea trees. After chewing the tea leaves, Sakyamuni got concentrated and peaceful. Finally, 49 days later, he enlightened and became the buddha of buddhas.

茶冥想古而有之,它可以追溯到佛教和道教的起源之时。传说,茶就因为释迦摩尼而生。为了能够静心、不沉睡、完成修炼,释迦摩尼割下自己的眼皮,扔在身边的地上。第二天,眼皮变成了茶树。自释迦摩尼咀嚼茶叶后,变得更加的凝神静气。最后,经过49天的修行,终于开悟,得道,成为万佛之佛。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tea meditation is the best way to start a wonderful day as soon as you get up, it is followed as the three sessions.

茶冥想理想的时间为晨起后,分为三个阶段。

Session 1: Prepare the tea 准备

 

By preparing water, tea wares, tea sample, and playing a piece of soft music, will help us to get ourselves into the status of meditation.

通过烧水备器,准备茶样,播放一段舒缓的音乐,整理心绪,调整情绪,以便进入状态。

 

Meditation is a peaceful activity, it’s better to choose some aromatic soft and mild tea. Therefore, aged white tea, light black tea, and aged pu'er tea are quite ideal for tea meditation.

茶冥想用茶宜选用芳香型柔和的甘美的茶叶,老白茶、红茶、陈年普洱茶都比较适合。

Session 2: Brewing the tea 泡茶

 

Tea meditation should be done ritually, following the procedure of the tea ceremony, and tips of brewing skills. The participants should make tea naturally, softly at the same pace, meanwhile, adjust the breath.

茶冥想中的冲泡不可以随意冲泡,需要掌握整个茶艺流程和冲泡技巧,且整个过程动作自然、轻缓、节奏一致,呼吸自如。

 

By fishing the tea ceremony, it will aid in focusing, getting into the second status.

通过完整的冲泡过程,可以进一步凝神静气,达到专注的第二个阶段。

 

By making a good cup of tea, it is able to bring us the right atmosphere.

通过熟练掌握冲泡技巧,才可以泡茶一杯适合茶冥想的茶汤。

Session 3: Appreciate the tea &Meditation 感恩茶&冥想

 

Serve yourself a cup of tea, to sip it with gratitude.

给自己斟上一杯茶,带着感恩的心来感受这一杯大自然的恩赐。

 

Then, find a comfortable place, sit down in Lotus-posture. Put your hands on the knees or hold a cup of warm tea, and then put your hands in the middle of the legs.

细细品茗后,找一个舒适的地方,坐下来。理想的方式是莲花坐,双手放膝上,或双手握一个东西,如茶杯,放双腿的中间。

Then, close your eyes, follow the music, to feel the tea infusion flow in your whole body again,  till reaching each angle of your body. After a few rounds, imagine that it return to one point, like Tian Men Acupoint(right middle of your forehead).

然后,闭上双眼,跟着音乐,再去感受茶汤在身体里流动,几次轮回后,最后回归到某一点,如天门穴。

 

At such status, have a pleasant image, it might be somewhere you eager to visit, or the gathering of your family or lover, or your gold has come true.

 此时,心里想象一个愉快的画面,或是向往已久的旅游境地,或是家人和爱人久别重复,又或者是某一个梦想已经实现的场景。

Start with a beautiful scene, follow your mind, let it lead you anywhere. During such a special journey, you might seek some inspirtations or answers to your life.

伴着美好的画面,任由思绪把你带到任何一个地方,在这个特别的旅途中,寻找一些关于生命和生活的答案。

 

Meditation lasts 5 minutes or 10 minutes, it depends on you. You may set up an alarm with soft music before starting the meditation.

可以提前设置闹钟,或5分钟,或10分钟,因人而异,闹钟的铃声也需要设置成轻缓的音乐,冥想开始前开启。

 

After the meditation, you may drink some more tea, then start a great day.

冥想结束后,可以再喝一杯茶, 正式开启美好的一天。

 

So far, our tea meditation has benefited more and more people, hope it will work on you too.

到目前为止,我们的茶冥想让越来越多的人收益,希望你将是其中一个。

 

Join the Live Tea Meditation on Zoom 加入线上zoom茶修&茶冥想之旅

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Saturday

Beijing, China,  GMT+8

 

 

 

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