Dec 16, 2014

Offering Tea to Buddhidt Monks

Our friends at Mokushozen-ji Bucharest held a one week seshin, and during the Zazen Night for Eka - one long night doing Zazen meditation - they invited us to hold and share Tea Ceremony. Our sensei, Gabriel Sooga Caciula offered Master Yvon Myoken Bec and the rest of the priests and practitioners, a Koicha (think tea, to help them during the over night practice) and Usucha (light tea). He performed Kazane Jawan and Kae Jawan, where he received help from his students. Tea practitioners tried also sitting meditation. Thank you all for this experience!

Nov 20, 2014

Okeiko with children

It is getting serious. First official Okeiko with children.
What a challenge !

Oct 16, 2014

Tea with Kids: First lesson

One of the most pleasant and joyful tea experience !!!

Sep 4, 2014

Welcoming guests ...

We were proud and happy to have with us today for a cup of tea Daniel Golesteanu, practicing Chado at Montreal, and Andreea Stanca, practicing Chado at "CSRJ Angela Hondru" in Bucharest. An informal, yet beautiful meeting. Thank you both!

Jun 7, 2014

New DOGU for TEA

Thanks to Igari san, the students of our Tankokai can now practice all the temaes. New dogu, just brought from Japan.

Apr 6, 2014

Japanese Technology for well being, Iyashi Dome - held an opening in Bucharest and offered to the public a Tea Ceremony Demonstration.

Apr 1, 2014

One of Rikyu's most well-known sayings is:
"Though many people drink tea,
if you do not know the Way of Tea,
tea will drink you up."
I am sure we will all read this, agree, and continue to remain eons apart in our understanding of what that means. There is a degree of beauty in the strangeness of this encounter with such a simple phrase. One way or another it shows the continuous danger we face while practicing tea.

Mar 30, 2014

Tea in March

March is always as mad as a March Hare, especially when the poor rabbit thinks it must behave as if it is always tea time, for the Hatter murdered the time.
Had we not filled the week time with tea, tea events and again tea, as if there was nothing else left on the planet? What else to do, in the end? Nothing more basic and simpler than tea.
We held Rikyuki, the celebration of Sen no Rikyu, and 423 years from his death. We had special guests,  Mr. Adjunct Direcor of the National Museum of Art in Bucharest, and his wife. A hard, full seminar fallowed the event.

Feb 7, 2014

Chanoyu Demonstration at Urbanesc

Vinerea trecuta ne-am bucurat de o frumoasa si linistita seara la prietenii nostri de la Urbanesc, in compania domnului Gabriel Soga Caciula si a ajutoarelor sale, care ne-au transpus pentru cateva ore in delicata lume a ceaiului.  

The event was organized by Fundatia Calea Victoriei and Chado Urasenke Tankokai Romania Luminis, together with the Chado Group of  “Centrul de Studii Romano-Japoneze Angela Hondru". 


Jan 25, 2014

Hatsugama 2014

Hatsugama 2014

On a crazy, windy, moaning winter day, we gathered for the 

first Chaji (first tea ceremony) of the year ! Our little 

Hatsugama, with a group of students from Chado Tankokai 

Luminis and the Center of Romanian Japanese Studies.

Jan 6, 2014

Chanoyu Seminar in Clerlande, Belgium

Chanoyu seminar in Belgium with Michiko Nojiri sensei
Seminar organized by Belgium Urasenke Tankokai, with participation of people from Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, UK