Cha Dao: Mindfulness and the Chinese Tea Ceremony

Cha Dao, often translated as the Way of Tea, is the practice of the traditional Chinese tea ceremony. In this three-hour workshop, participants will get the chance to experience such a tea ceremony as well as learn how they can make a mindfulness practice of their daily tea. The tea ceremony offers the opportunity to develop stillness, deepen awareness, and practice the art and grace of serving others.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., with a second workshop held the same day from 2 – 5 p.m. Due to the intimate nature of the tea ceremony, space is limited to eight participants. We will be drinking a tea containing caffeine.

The cost for the workshop is $35 for ZCD members or $50 for non-members, payable when you arrive (cash or check). To register, please go to (for 9:30 a.m.) or (for 2:00 p.m.).

The workshop will be led by ZCD member Greg Fellman. Previously a lifelong soda drinker, Greg discovered tea when he moved to Hangzhou, China, a city known for growing one of the most famous green teas in the world, Longjing or Dragon’s Well. After moving back to the U.S., he owned and operated the only traditional Chinese teahouse Denver has had, Seven Cups Teahouse, from 2008 to 2012. A longtime Zen and mindfulness practitioner, he has found Chinese tea ceremony to be an ideal blend of his love of meditation, tea, and sharing with others.

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