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
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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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