For thousands of years, tea ceremony and tea culture have shown a kind of eternal vitality. Although they are interrupted but still continuous, no matter Chinese tea art, Japanese tea ceremony or Korean tea ceremony, all contacts will feel her charm. The secret lies in the cultivation of truth, goodness and beauty through tea ceremony. The rich and colorful tea ceremony culture can be summed up as tea-fun, tea-virtue and tea-zen. From Zen to tea: tea culture shows an eternal vitality!
Tea culture is a kind of cultivation
Tea-fun is the pleasure of drinking tea, including material fun and spiritual fun. superior tea, limpid spring water, tea set, a pleasant time, beautiful scenery. Bosom friends, gather together to drink and enjoy the refined and popular. There is a distinction between elegance and vulgarity in tea taste but no higher or low grade. Tea virtue is the merit of tea. The "ten virtues of tea" put forward by Liu Zhenliang, a contemporary of Lu Yu, taste the taste of tea, nourish the body with tea, prevent the disease with tea, benefit the benevolence with tea, show respect with tea, be elegant with tea, and be feasible with tea.
Tea-Zen, also known as tea ceremony Chan or tea event Chan, refers to the practice of tea event activities (or tea ceremony) as a way of Zen meditation. In the mind of the Zen master, tea is the opportunity to meditate and understand the Buddha, and the means to manifest the Tao and show the Dharma. Zen is the way to purify the mind, to be pure and to be elegant. They are the exterior and interior of each other, the cause of each other, the body of each other, and the energy of each other. We can use tea to compare with Zen, use tea to practice Zen, use tea to understand Zen, use tea to participate in Zen; we can also use Zen to release tea, use Zen to give tea, use Zen to taste tea, and use Zen to understand tea.