Jul
20
to Jul 22

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TO REGISTER FOR THIS RETREAT, PLEASE CLICK THE "RETREATS" BUTTON, AND THEN "REGISTER FOR EVENTS" ON THE DROP DOWN MENU, AND SELECT THE APPROPRIATE ACCOMMODATIONS CHOICE, THEN PROCEED TO CART / CHECK OUT.

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A Tea, Meditation & Digi Detox Retreat  

JULY 20 - 22, 2018 

Join us as we take a moment to drop in deeply to our inner original Nature, and share simple and sacred space in a beautiful, unique private Nature sanctuary location just a few minutes outside of downtown Nevada City at the rare, park-like setting of JADE VALLEY, a  cultural center for Asian classical tea arts. 

TEA CEREMONY & MEDITATION

 Classical Asian Tea Ceremony

Classical Asian Tea Ceremony

We will practice sitting in silence, using breath and awareness, tuning into the wind, the birds, the crickets, the sounds of the river, learn about Zen and Taoist practices, and access an extraordinary private tea collection using real antique Chinese tea cups for ceremonies throughout the weekend.  All water used for Tea is hand-drawn fresh mountain spring water. This is a very unique and rare offering in the world of Tea, and for most, this will be the most exquisite Tea they have ever experienced.

ABOUT THE TEA CEREMONY  

We will be drinking a highly refined selection of rare collectors-only tea, and using centuries-old AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE TEA CUPS and wares.  This combination makes for a very special and memorable experience.  This kind of offering is rarely seen in the current world of tea. The tea is sourced from private collectors via long-standing personal relationships and not available commercially anywhere.  Small amounts (20 grams or less) of some of these teas will be available for purchase at the end of the event. All service is based on Classical Gong Fu tradition, as taught from a lineage stemming back to its origins in ancient China.   This ceremony practice combines intention, quietude, meditative focus, centered-ness, and simplicity.  Read more about MJ's training in the ABOUT page on the main navigation menu.                                                             

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITY

Arrival: Friday  July 20  1-2pm  Orientation / Opening Puerh Tea Ceremony

4pm Meditation under the Ancient Oak

6pm    Dinner

8pm    Tea & Zen/Taoist Poetry Sharing

Saturday  July 21    SILENCE MORNING til NOON

7am  Personal Yoga / Stretch Time on lawn

8am   Fresh Fruits & Nuts Sharing

9am   Ancient White Puerh Tea Ceremony / Meditation

9:30am   Sheng (Raw/Green) Puerh Tea Ceremony

10:30am    Meditative Walk on Land / Sitting at the River

12noon   Bell Ringing, Om - toning to transition out of Silence

12:15pm   Brunch buffet

2pm   Aged Shou Puerh Ceremony - Zen Dialogue: The 10 Oxhearding Images

5pm   Meditation Under the Oak /  Solo Meditation

7pm   Dinner / Discussion:  Zen Koans, Parables, Stories

8:30pm   Very Rare: Authentic Early 1960's Puerh Tea Ceremony

10pm (optional) Lying Down Meditative Viewing of Stars  (on the lawn)

Sunday July 22   Free Time / Meditate, Yoga, Stretch, Walk, etc.

9am  Fresh Fruits & Nuts Sharing

10am  Brunch 

10:30am  Meditative Musical offering

11am  Rare 30 Years Aged Sheng Puerh Tea Ceremony & Poetry

1pm   Closing Ceremony & Departure                                                                                                                                                                                    

 HERMITAGE

HERMITAGE

 Hermitage inside (upstairs single apartment in out-building)

Hermitage inside (upstairs single apartment in out-building)

 Zen Suite Private Deck and Entry

Zen Suite Private Deck and Entry

 Zen Retreat Suite

Zen Retreat Suite

 Jade Valley lower field

Jade Valley lower field

ACCOMMODATIONS:                                                                                                                  On the Jade Valley Property, the simple, artistic indoor spaces feature Antique Asian furniture, amenities to make your own tea, stocked bathrooms, and plenty of privacy. Stylishly set at the top of the property, these are convenient spaces normally operated as high class Airbnb spaces. The outdoor camp site is super private, and is only a minute's walk from the main building, though it feels secluded and is very quiet.

PRICING  (NOTE: prices will increase after July 4th by $40)

**$380  "HERMITAGE" (Queen bed + queen futon) in a separate building, an upstairs private studio apartment with kitchenette and bathroom. Sleeps up to 4 adults. See photos below (coming soon).  Book as a couple for $30 discount per person.  Book as a group of 4, get $35 discount each.   (Need the whole room to yourself?  $520 - contact MJ directly to arrange)

**$300  *ZEN NATURE RETREAT SUITE - (Queen bed + single futon, private room and bathroom Sleeps 3 adults. See photos below.  Book as a couple or group and get $20 off per person.  This room has its own private separate entrance via a deck on the side of the main house. It is not accessible from inside the main house, so it's 100% private. (Need the whole suite to yourself?  $420 - contact MJ directly to arrange)

**$230 Tea Garden Tent Zone - Tent Space for a few tents in an all-day-shade spot next to the Tea Plantation. Three minute walk to the main building. 2 minute walk in from parking zone.  Be immersed in Nature for the weekend!  $10 discount per person for shared tent.

**$180  Off-Site Lodging - Stay with area friends or sleep at your own home if you're a local.  These people will be expected to arrive on time for each day's program.

**$130 Apprentice Position - This is a spot for someone interested in being involved in set up before hand, assisting during, and clean up after the retreat.  There will be one space open (single mattress - bring own bedding) in upstairs "dorm room" in main building.

 

 Example of food to be served.

Example of food to be served.

>>>>>> FOOD <<<<<<                                  

We will be preparing traditional, delicious yet simple, healthy, organic non-processed home-made whole foods, with a vegetarian approach. Some eggs and or dairy may be included. Please let us know if you have any specific needs. Details on menu are still pending, updates on food will be posted here very soon.  It's going to be incredible!

TO REGISTER FOR THIS RETREAT, PLEASE CLICK THE "RETREATS" BUTTON ON MAIN NAVIGATION AT TOP OF PAGE, AND THEN "REGISTER FOR EVENTS" ON THE DROP DOWN MENU, SELECT THE APPROPRIATE ACCOMMODATIONS CHOICE, THEN PROCEED TO CART / CHECK OUT.

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO SECURE YOUR SPOT.  SEE CONTACT PAGE FOR SENDING US A MESSAGE.  THANK YOU!

 

 

                                     

                                      

 

 

                                                                                                                                    

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Aug
4
to Aug 6

POSTPONED: Tea & Meditation Nature Immersion Retreat / Digital Detox

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 UPDATE JULY 24 :  POSTPONED: TEA & MEDITATION IMMERSION RETREAT / DIGI DETOX DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, WE ARE POSTPONING THIS EVENT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.   WE WILL NOTIFY YOU ALL ONCE WE ARE ABLE TO RE-SCHEDULE.  MOST LIKELY TOWARDS THE END OF SEPTEMBER.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.   WITH LOVE, MJ

REGISTER HERE: 

http://www.jadesummit.com/register-for-events/tea-meditation-immersion-retreat

 

THE EXPERIENCE

This is the first in a series of special weekend retreats designed to bring people into deep states of awareness and simple presence, taking full advantage of the sprawling park-like setting of Jade Valley - located just 10 minutes from downtown Nevada City, and just 5 minutes from the local co-op.  We'll share amazing rare Tea, sit in a pristine and private Natural setting for meditation, and enjoy a quiet peace-filled time - all the while free from cell phone and wifi signals, computer screens, radiation and distracting digital activity.

We will be alternating between Tea ceremonies and meditation sessions, as well as sharing some Tea history and cultural information, stories, poetry, laughs, insights, etc.... 

The meditation practices are based in Zen tradition and are "Zazen" style - open eyed meditation - with some Taoist practices included.

This event is limited to just 10 people.

 

A brief overview of the 3 day schedule is as follows:

Fri. AUG 4 1pm check in/ 2pm orientation, opening Tea/ 4pm Meditation/ 6pm Dinner      Sat. AUG 5  9am Tea & Med. / 11am Tea School/ 12:30pm lunch / 3pm Med. / 5pmPoetry         6pm Dinner / 7pm Open Tea & Discussion/ 8:30pmMusic & Open Tea        Sun. AUG 6 SILENCE  8am Silent Tea / 11am Med. / 12:30pm Lunch / 2pm Closing Ceremony & Sharing

ACCOMMODATIONS & COSTS (pricing includes meals, program, etc)

 The Luxury Suite is filled with antique furniture.

The Luxury Suite is filled with antique furniture.

 

Jade Valley has camping spaces for three tents; dorm room style sleeping (carpeted floor in large private room); a luxury suite w/private entry & own bathroom for two people (one queen-sized bed).   One larger tent is available ( 3 people max.) $20 extra per person.

Camping (three spots) = $200

Dorm room space (4 spaces) = $240                     

Onsite Luxury Private suite (2 people max) = $380 (per person)

FOOD

All meals will be vegetarian or vegan and made fresh onsite by a professional chef.  More info regarding food details will be available closer to the date.  Light breakfast will consist of fruit and nuts.  

Retreat MENU:  Barry Boullion, a certified professional raw/vegan chef also well schooled in Chinese Gong Fu Tea Ceremony and Culture,  will be preparing an incredible selection for us as follows:  Friday dinner - North African coconut curry vegetables with rice and garden salad.  Saturday lunch - red lentils and sweet potato soup.  Saturday dinner - Asian style noodles with vegetables & Asian coleslaw.  Sunday lunch - shiitake Ramen.

REGISTRATION                                                                                                                                Registration is first come, first served basis.  No "holding spots" is possible.  Please be sure to register via the link below, and then follow the instructions.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

http://www.jadesummit.com/register-for-events/tea-meditation-immersion-retreat

ABOUT JADE VALLEY TEA ARTS

Jade Valley Tea Arts is a multi-layered project that includes the cultivation of Tea, a school for classical Tea Arts, and the creation of a new public (offsite) Tea House franchise.   Located in Nevada City, it's Natural beauty and private acreage, along with its Japanese influenced aesthetics, make it an ideal location for small retreats, private workshops and intimate classes.  Bordering Deer Creek, with adjacent open fields and forested areas create a very special setting for creating memorable experiences.

ABOUT MJ Greenmountain - Retreat Host                                                                              

MJ is the sole proprietor of Jade Summit and Jade Valley Tea Arts in Nevada City. He has had a deep lifelong relationship with Tea, and a daily disciplined practice for 20 years. He spent many years under the tutelage of an Elder Master and Scholar in the SF Bay Area and has also had the opportunity to sit with many Masters from various Tea ‘schools’ of China, Japan and Taiwan. He has studied both Zen and Taoist practices and harmonizes these elements in his own daily practice.  Deeply knowledgeable and heart-centered, MJ focuses on weaving together the array of historic Tea cultures, and transmits the Ancient “Spirit” of Tea in all aspects of his daily life. Widely known for his professional music endeavors, MJ moved to Nevada City in 2012 to raise a family and deepen his community healing works.

 

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May
27
11:00 AM11:00

TEA & MEDITATION MINI RETREAT

 Inside the Tea, Dragons Breath

Inside the Tea, Dragons Breath

TEA & MEDITATION MINI-RETREAT

FOR REGISTRATION, PLEASE GO HERE:

http://www.jadesummit.com/register-for-events/

JADE VALLEY CONTINUING PROGRAMS

Please join us for the sixth installment of this series of mini retreats, based upon Ancient Practices.                                    


TEA OF NO-MIND

Dropping in Deeply to our own inner Silence while accessing the healing qualities of rare aged medicinal quality Puerh Tea, we will drink out of real antique Tea wares, and sit together to share in this unique offering of meditative space, in a beautiful, supportive setting of peacefulness and wonder.

The day will begin with an introductory Tea Service in our private tiny teahouse, and touch upon the history and technique of Tea and Meditation. This is a practice that includes both Taoist and Zen aspects.     

 Inder the Oak, Jade Valley

Inder the Oak, Jade Valley

 

Then, we will move outdoors to a location suitable according to the current weather conditions. If the weather is sunny and somewhat warmish, we'll sit under a beautiful ancient oak tree overlooking a flood plain and open forest. If mildly cold or a little rainy, we'll sit on the covered front porch. If extreme, we'll stay indoors.

We will then have our main Tea Service, in silence, while in sitting meditation, followed by a brief post-sit leg stretch and then a walk-about on the land (weather permitting), also in silence.

We will then finish with our last Tea Service, in a more casual, conversational atmosphere to facilitate inspired discussion, poetry sharing, and story telling. A meal of Traditional Japanese Preparation will be served prior to the final Tea Service, where we will share stories, poems, or anything else people would like to share.

FOR REGISTRATION, PLEASE GO HERE:
http://www.jadesummit.com/register-for-events/

Please include your full name, and your experience with meditation, if any. We will then send you a detailed message regarding location info and to complete your registration.

Jade Valley Tea Arts

LOCATION: 10 MINS FROM DOWNTOWN NEVADA CITY (TBA)
DATE/TIME: SATURDAYMay 2711AM -3PM
COST: $50 PER PERSON

6 GUESTS MAXIMUM

>>>NOTE<<< So far, our retreats have been a great success. Please be sure to register early to reserve your space.

ABOUT MJ GREENMOUNTAIN

MJ is the sole proprietor of Jade Summit -  a Tea business in Nevada City,  and Jade Valley -  a Private Tea School and Retreat Center, currently developing a wide range of programs on Traditional Tea Arts, Zen and Taoist traditions.  MJ's wife Hiroko teaches traditional Japanese cuisine on site; food products are also being developed.  MJ has had a deep lifelong relationship with Tea, and a daily disciplined practice for the last 20 years. He spent many years under the tutelage of an Elder Master and Scholar in the SF Bay Area and has also had the opportunity to sit with many Masters from various Tea ‘schools’ of China, Japan and Taiwan. Deeply knowledgeable and heart-centered, MJ focuses on harmonizing the array of historic tea cultural threads into his Practices, and transmits the Ancient “Spirit” of Tea in all aspects of his life. Widely known for his professional music endeavors, MJ moved to Nevada City in 2012 to raise a family and deepen his community healing works.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS INSPIRATIONAL EXPERIENCE ♥

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Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Tea & Meditation Mini Retreat

 Tea Flowers

Tea Flowers

TEA & MEDITATION MINI-RETREAT

FOR REGISTRATION, PLEASE GO HERE:

http://www.jadesummit.com/register-for-events/

JADE VALLEY CONTINUING PROGRAMS

Please join us for the fifth installment of this series of mini retreats, based upon Ancient Practices.                                    


DRINKING BEAUTY, ALIGNING WITH ETERNITY

Dropping in Deeply to our own inner Silence while accessing the healing qualities of rare aged medicinal quality Puerh Tea, we will drink out of real antique Tea wares, and sit together to share in this unique offering of meditative space, in a beautiful, supportive setting of peacefulness and wonder.

The day will begin with an introductory Tea Service in our private tiny teahouse, and touch upon the history and technique of Tea and Meditation. This is a practice that includes both Taoist and Zen aspects.           

 

                                                                                                                


Then, we will move outdoors to a location suitable according to the current weather conditions. If the weather is sunny and somewhat warmish, we'll sit under a beautiful ancient oak tree overlooking a flood plain and open forest. If mildly cold or a little rainy, we'll sit on the covered front porch. If extreme, we'll stay indoors.

Under the Ancient Oak, Jade Valley Tea School



We will then have our main Tea Service, in silence, while in sitting meditation, followed by a brief post-sit leg stretch and then a walk-about on the land (weather permitting), also in silence.

We will then finish with our last Tea Service, in a more casual, conversational atmosphere to facilitate inspired discussion, poetry sharing, and story telling. A light snack will be served during the final Tea Service.

FOR REGISTRATION, PLEASE GO HERE:
http://www.jadesummit.com/register-for-events/

Please include your full name, and your experience with meditation, if any. We will then send you a detailed message regarding location info and to complete your registration.

 Jade Valley School of Classical Tea Arts

Jade Valley School of Classical Tea Arts

LOCATION: 10 MINS FROM DOWNTOWN NEVADA CITY (TBA)
DATE/TIME: SATURDAY APRIL 29 11AM -3PM
COST: $40 PER PERSON

9 GUESTS MAXIMUM

>>>NOTE<<< So far, our retreats have been a great success. Please be sure to register early to reserve your space.



ABOUT MJ GREENMOUNTAIN

MJ is the sole proprietor of Jade Summit -  a storefront shop recently flooded out and in transition - and Jade Valley:  a Private Tea School and Retreat Center near town, and is developing a wide range of programs, focusing on Traditional Tea Arts, Zen and Taoist traditions along with his wife Hiroko, who teaches traditional Japanese cuisine. MJ has had a deep lifelong relationship with Tea, and a daily disciplined practice for the last 20 years. He spent many years under the tutelage of an Elder Master and Scholar in the SF Bay Area and has also had the opportunity to sit with many Masters from various Tea ‘schools’ of China, Japan and Taiwan. Deeply knowledgeable and heart-centered, MJ focuses on harmonizing the array of historic Tea cultures into his Practices, and transmits the Ancient “Spirit” of Tea in all aspects of his life. Widely known for his professional music endeavors, MJ moved to Nevada City in 2012 to raise a family and deepen his community healing works.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS INSPIRATIONAL EXPERIENCE ♥

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Mar
26
11:00 AM11:00

Tea & Meditation Mini Retreat

 Early Edo Period Tea Bowl - Japan / Jade Valley Tea School Collection

Early Edo Period Tea Bowl - Japan / Jade Valley Tea School Collection

TEA & MEDITATION MINI-RETREAT

FOR REGISTRATION, PLEASE GO HERE:
http://www.jadesummit.com/register-for-events/

We continue our work with the community via our Private Retreat Location, with this 4th offering in this series.

SIPPING IN SILENCE : A Daily Practice

Dropping in Deeply to our own inner Silence while accessing the healing qualities of rare aged Puerh Tea, we will sit together to share in this unique offering of meditative space, in a beautiful, supportive setting of peacefulness and wonder.

The day will begin with a brief introduction to the history and technique of Tea and Meditation. This is a practice that includes both Taoist and Zen aspects. A short question and answer period will be followed during the first Tea Service.

Then, we will move outdoors to a location suitable according to the current weather conditions. If the weather is sunny and somewhat warmish, we'll sit under a beautiful ancient oak tree overlooking a flood plain and open forest. If mildly cold or a little rainy, we'll sit on the covered front porch. If extreme, we'll stay indoors.

We will then have our main Tea Service, in silence, while in sitting meditation.

We will then have a brief post-sit leg stretch and walk-about on the land (weather permitting) also in silence.

We will then finish with our last Tea Service, in a more casual, conversational atmosphere to facilitate inspired discussion, poetry sharing, and story telling. A light snack will be served during the final Tea Service.

FOR REGISTRATION, PLEASE GO HERE:
http://www.jadesummit.com/register-for-events/

Please include your full name, and your experience with meditation, if any. We will then send you a detailed message regarding location info and to complete your registration.

LOCATION: 10 MINS FROM DOWNTOWN NEVADA CITY (TBA)
DATE/TIME: SUNDAY MARCH 2611AM -3PM
COST: $40 PER PERSON

9 GUESTS MAXIMUM

>>>NOTE<<< So far, our retreats have been a great success. Please be sure to register early to reserve your space.

ABOUT MJ GREENMOUNTAIN

MJ is the sole proprietor of Jade Summit in Nevada City, a storefront shop recently flooded out and in transition. He operates a Private Tea School and Retreat Center near town, and are developing a wide range of related programs, focusing on Traditonal Tea Arts, Zen and Taoist traditions along with his wife Hiroko, who teaches traditional Japanese cuisine.  MJ has had a deep lifelong relationship with Tea, and a daily disciplined practice for the last 20 years. He spent many years under the tutelage of an Elder Master and Scholar in the SF Bay Area and has also had the opportunity to sit with many Masters from various Tea ‘schools’ of China, Japan and Taiwan. Deeply knowledgeable and heart-centered, MJ focuses on harmonizing the array of historic Tea cultures into his Practices, and transmits the Ancient “Spirit” of Tea in all aspects of his life. Widely known for his professional music endeavors, MJ moved to Nevada City in 2012 to raise a family and deepen his community healing works.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS INSPIRATIONAL EXPERIENCE ♥

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Mar
26
11:00 AM11:00

TEA & MEDITATION MINI RETREAT

 Early Edo Period Tea Bowl - Japan/ Jade Valley Tea School Collection

Early Edo Period Tea Bowl - Japan/ Jade Valley Tea School Collection

TEA & MEDITATION MINI-RETREAT

FOR REGISTRATION, PLEASE GO HERE:
http://www.jadesummit.com/register-for-events/

We continue our work with the community via our Private Retreat Location, with this 4th offering in this series.

SIPPING IN SILENCE : A Daily Practice

Dropping in Deeply to our own inner Silence while accessing the healing qualities of rare aged Puerh Tea, we will sit together to share in this unique offering of meditative space, in a beautiful, supportive setting of peacefulness and wonder.

The day will begin with a brief introduction to the history and technique of Tea and Meditation. This is a practice that includes both Taoist and Zen aspects. A short question and answer period will be followed during the first Tea Service.

Then, we will move outdoors to a location suitable according to the current weather conditions. If the weather is sunny and somewhat warmish, we'll sit under a beautiful ancient oak tree overlooking a flood plain and open forest. If mildly cold or a little rainy, we'll sit on the covered front porch. If extreme, we'll stay indoors.

We will then have our main Tea Service, in silence, while in sitting meditation.

We will then have a brief post-sit leg stretch and walk-about on the land (weather permitting) also in silence.

We will then finish with our last Tea Service, in a more casual, conversational atmosphere to facilitate inspired discussion, poetry sharing, and story telling. A light snack will be served during the final Tea Service.

FOR REGISTRATION, PLEASE GO HERE:
http://www.jadesummit.com/register-for-events/

Please include your full name, and your experience with meditation, if any. We will then send you a detailed message regarding location info and to complete your registration.

LOCATION: 10 MINS FROM DOWNTOWN NEVADA CITY (TBA)
DATE/TIME: SUNDAY MARCH 2611AM -3PM
COST: $40 PER PERSON

9 GUESTS MAXIMUM

>>>NOTE<<< So far, our retreats have been a great success. Please be sure to register early to reserve your space.

ABOUT MJ GREENMOUNTAIN

MJ is the sole proprietor of Jade Summit in Nevada City, a storefront shop recently flooded out and in transition. He operates a Private Tea School and Retreat Center near town, and are developing a wide range of related programs, focusing on Traditonal Tea Arts, Zen and Taoist traditions along with his wife Hiroko, who teaches traditional Japanese cuisine.  MJ has had a deep lifelong relationship with Tea, and a daily disciplined practice for the last 20 years. He spent many years under the tutelage of an Elder Master and Scholar in the SF Bay Area and has also had the opportunity to sit with many Masters from various Tea ‘schools’ of China, Japan and Taiwan. Deeply knowledgeable and heart-centered, MJ focuses on harmonizing the array of historic Tea cultures into his Practices, and transmits the Ancient “Spirit” of Tea in all aspects of his life. Widely known for his professional music endeavors, MJ moved to Nevada City in 2012 to raise a family and deepen his community healing works.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS INSPIRATIONAL EXPERIENCE ♥

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Tea and Meditation Mini Retreat
Dec
29
11:00 AM11:00

Tea and Meditation Mini Retreat

Tea & Meditation Mini Retreat
40.00
Quantity:
Register For This Event

TEA & MEDITATION MINI-RETREAT

We continue our work with the community via our Private Retreat Location, with this 2nd offering in a series.

SITTING WITH TEA : TOUCHING THE INFINITE

Dropping in Deeply to our own inner Silence while accessing the healing qualities of rare aged Puerh Tea, we will sit together to share in this unique offering of meditative space, in a beautiful, supportive setting of peacefulness and wonder.

The day will begin with a brief introduction to the history and technique of Tea and Meditation. This is a practice that includes both Taoist and Zen aspects. A short question and answer period will be followed during the first Tea Service.

Then, we will move outdoors to a location suitable according to the current weather conditions. If the weather is sunny and somewhat warmish, we'll sit under a beatiful ancient oak tree overlooking a flood plain and open forest. If mildy cold or a little rainy, we'll sit on the covered front porch. If extreme, we'll stay indoors. A wood burning hearth will make our indoor experience cozy. This meditation session will last about 45 minutes to an hour.

We will then have our second Tea Service, in silence, followed by another sitting meditation.

We will then finish with our last Tea Service, in a more casual, conversational atmosphere to facilitate inspired discussion, poetry sharing, and story telling. A light snack will be served at the end.

FOR REGISTRATION, PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.jadesummit.com/register-for-events/


Please include your full name, and your experience with meditation, if any. We will then send you a detailed message regarding payment, location info and to complete your registration.

LOCATION: 10 MINS FROM DOWNTOWN NEVADA CITY (TBA)
DATE/TIME: THURSDAY DECEMBER 29TH 11AM -3PM
COST: $40 PER PERSON

12 (TWELVE) GUEST MAXIMUM

>>>NOTE<<< Our first mini retreat was a great success and over-full. Please be sure to register early to ensure a space.

ABOUT MJ GREENMOUNTAIN

MJ is the sole proprietor of Jade Summit in Nevada City. He has had a deep lifelong relationship with Tea, and a daily disciplined practice for the last 20 years. He spent many years under the tutelage of an Elder Master and Scholar in the SF Bay Area and has also had the opportunity to sit with many Masters from various Tea ‘schools’ of China, Japan and Taiwan. Deeply knowledgeable and heart-centered, MJ focuses on harmonizing the array of historic Tea cultures into his Practices, and transmits the Ancient “Spirit” of Tea in all aspects of his life. Widely known for his professional music endeavors, MJ moved to Nevada City in 2012 to raise a family and deepen his community healing works.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS INSPIRATIONAL EXPERIENCE ♥

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Tea and Meditation Mini Retreat
Nov
27
11:00 AM11:00

Tea and Meditation Mini Retreat

TEA & MEDITATION MINI-RETREAT

We open our new private retreat center with this first program in a series. Pre-Register & Sign Up Now!

SITTING WITH TEA : CONNECTING WITH NATURE

Dropping in Deeply to our own inner Silence while accessing the healing qualities of rare aged Puerh Tea, we will sit together to share in this unique offering of meditative space.

The day will begin with a brief introduction to the history and technique of Tea and Meditation. This is a practice that includes both Taoist and Zen aspects. A short question and answer period will be followed by the first Tea Service. 

Then, we will move outdoors to a breathtaking location on the land, beneath the sheltering canopy of a huge Ancient Oak Tree that looks out onto a flood plain of the Deer Creek Watershed Basin. We will sit at this spot for the first meditation session, followed by A SILENT TEA SERVICE in this same location.

A second meditation session then follows, after which we will then proceed in silence back to the main house for an ending Tea Service. 

THIS IS THE FIRST OFFERING, AND OFFICIAL OPENING EVENT, OF OUR NEW PRIVATE RETREAT CENTER, ONLY 10 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN NEVADA CITY. 

FOR REGISTRATION, PLEASE SIGN UP

Please include your full name, and your experience with meditation, if any. We will then send you a detailed message regarding payment, location info and to complete your registration.

Alternative Registration & Payment Options: You can Pay in Person or via Paypal - Please send an Email > 

Please Be Sure to RSVP On FACEBOOK

LOCATION: 10 MINS FROM DOWNTOWN NEVADA CITY (TBA)
DATE/TIME: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27TH 11AM -3PM
COST: $40 PER PERSON

12 (TWELVE) GUEST MAXIMUM LIMITED SPACE REGISTER SOON

BRING 2 FRIENDS AND GET $10 OFF.


ABOUT MJ GREENMOUNTAIN

MJ is the sole proprietor of Jade Summit in Nevada City. He has had a deep lifelong relationship with Tea, and a daily disciplined practice for the last 20 years. He spent many years under the tutelage of an Elder Master and Scholar in the SF Bay Area and has also had the opportunity to sit with many Masters from various Tea ‘schools’ of China, Japan and Taiwan. Deeply knowledgeable and heart-centered, MJ focuses on harmonizing the array of historic Tea cultures into his Practices, and transmits the Ancient “Spirit” of Tea in all aspects of his life. Widely known for his professional music endeavors, MJ moved to Nevada City in 2012 to raise a family and deepen his community healing works.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS MOVING AND HISTORIC EVENT ♥

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