TEA & MEDITATION MINI-RETREAT
FOR REGISTRATION, PLEASE VISIT:
We continue our work with the community via our Private Retreat Location, with this 3rd offering in a series.
SITTING WITH TEA : 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 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 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 during the final Tea Service.
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: JADE VALLEY(10 MINS FROM DOWNTOWN NEVADA CITY)
DATE/TIME: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12th 11AM -3PM
COST: $40 PER PERSON
10 (Ten) GUEST 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 proprietor of Jade Summit Fine Tea & Antiques in Nevada City, a storefront shop recently flooded out and in transition. He and his Japanese wife Hiroko operate a Private Tea & Meditation Retreat Center near town called Jade Valley, and are developing a wide range of related programs, focusing on Traditional Tea Arts, Zen and Taoist traditions. They will be opening a School of Traditional Tea Arts later in 2017 at this same location.
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 ♥