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Chasen Kuyo @ Zenshuji Temple

Experience a full length tea ceremony that takes place in a Zen Buddhist temple! There will be multiple temae (tea procedures) and a traditional chaseki (tea ceremony meal) provided for RSVPs! Time to be announced.

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Chasen Kuyo @ Zenshuji Temple
Chasen Kuyo @ Zenshuji Temple

Time & Location

Nov 05, 2023, 12:00 PM – 12:05 PM

Los Angeles, 123 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

About the event

This chakai (tea ceremony gathering) combines two distinct temae (tea procedures) in the temple’s tea venues and a superbly prepared chaseki (meal for tea ceremony) incorporating seasonal shojin riori (vegetarian temple cuisine) crafted by the temple’s chefs.

Chanoyu (tea ceremony is not often enjoyed outside Japan in its original context, that of a Zen Buddhist Temple. Zenshuji, one of the oldest and most prominent Zen temples in North America, is unique to host this event. The day begins with a solemn Buddhist service in the hondo (main sanctuary) offering tea in appreciation of the efforts of the humble hand-tool. A talk about Zen and Chado (the “Way of Tea”) will follow chanting of traditional Buddhist sutras.

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