The influence of Zen Buddhism in shaping up the spiritual canvas of Chanoyū
Chanoyū, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, completed its forming process as a stable tradition during the XVI century. People were different, the ways were different, the beliefs were different. Yet it was that mentality that gave meaning to Chanoyū. And that mentality included Zen.
About 500 years later Chanoyū still exists, is alive, fashionable I might say, and claims its full grasp of the original form as practically intact. But we are different today. Are we still able to grasp its original meaning and if so to also apply it? If not, what then?
An empire of senses, a heaven of artistic endeavour, Chanoyū survived as a unique tradition due to its spiritual space. Are we still able to grasp that spiritual space today, in the midst of new technologies, new aesthetic perceptions, new popular culture, new media? Do we have to? What would Chanoyū be if voided of its spiritual dimension?
Tea and Zen are One - they used to say 500 hundred years ago. Is this still holding?
To share thoughts on this matter you are kindly invited to a free entrance conference and tea serving organised by Tankokai Romania Luminis during the month of the Japanese Culture . Please see below the required information to register for this event.
VENUE: CENTRUL SEEDS FOR HAPPINESS
DATA: 29 NOIEMBRIE, 2017 / ORA 19:00
LOCUL: STR. FABRICA DE CHIBRITURI NR. 16 SECTOR 4 / SALA HAPPY
TELEFON: 0734 681 675
Locurile fiind limitate rezervarea este recomandata si intrarea se va face in ordinea sosirii.