Wu De, the founder of Global Tea Hut in Miaoli, Taiwan, is visiting Hong Kong and will share his teaching and wisdom on the tradition of Cha Dao (The Way of Tea).
Note: These are donation-based events. The recommended minimum donation is HK$200 per person. Your contribution is an exchange of energy and helps to cover the relevant costs incurred to bring the events to you as well as towards the building of a new tea meditation centre in Taiwan, Light Meets Life.
MORE ABOUT EACH SESSION
This is the first of a series of offerings to discover Tea as the bridge to the meditative mind. Tea is the "Great Connector" and has the capacity to bring us all together, to gently open our hearts and remind us of the spirit of nature.
We will gather together and begin sharing Tea in silence. Each bowl filled with harmony, clarity and wisdom this plant medicine has to offer. Wu De will then give a brief talk about the tradition and practice, with open space for questions to follow.
We will share a few bowls of tea in silence, and then you will discover and explore some of what it means to live a life of tea. Wu De will introduce some of the methods and tools to incorporate tea into your own practice.
You will leave this space with a deeper understanding of the alchemy and magic of Cha Dao, carrying with you the inspiration to begin your own tea practice and begin sharing tea with others.
About Wu De
Author and teacher Wu De is a true Chajin (tea person). He has been a practitioner of Cha Dao (The Way of Tea) for over 20 years, and he has reached over 100,000 people through his writings, classes, workshops, seminars and interviews.
Wu De knew from an early age that his interests lay to the East. His martial arts practice began at an early age, and led him to discover the wisdom locked inside tea leaves when he was a teenager.
He has lived and worked in various Asian countries (including India, Burma, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan) to study meditation. It was in India where he laid the groundwork for his work with tea as a spiritual vehicle.
Wu De has worked closely with a Zen teacher who often used tea ceremonies as a way of conveying Zen wisdom, his insights into The Way of Tea and the ability of tea to convey deep peace were strengthened. After being ordained in the Soto Zen tradition, he began studying gongfu tea under Master Lin Ping Xiang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Master Lin taught Wu De about how to serve tea with more skill and focus.
For the last decade, Wu De has been teaching the ancient practice of serving tea from a Zen and tea centre in Taiwan, known as Tea Sage Hut. In the last three years, the center’s monthly magazine and organic tea mailing, Global Tea Hut has swelled to connect hundreds of tea lovers and spiritual seekers in over 30 countries. Meanwhile, Tea Sage Hut now houses five long-term students and hosts hundreds of guests per year, sharing The Way of Tea and a more connected way of living and being with each person who joins a tea session there.
In addition to running Tea Sage Hut in Taiwan, Wu De leads tea workshops and seminars around the world.