February 16, 1985: Japanese Tea Ceremony


If thou woulds complete the diamond body with no outflowing,

Diligently heat the roots of consciousness and life,

Kindle light in the blessed country ever close at hand,

And there hidden, let thy true self always dwell.”

Thui Ming Ching as quoted by Jung in The Golden Flower


This will be an introduction to the world of “Chanyou”, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, “Cha-Do”, the Way of Tea. It is a way of philosophy and practice. The basic principle is the spirit of self-training and mutual respect. The quaternity of Tea includes “Wa” (Harmony), “Kei” (Respect), “Sei” (Purity), Joku (Tranquility).

Japanese Tea Ceremony