7/28 "peace from a bowl of tea"
SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019 | 10:30 AM | JUNKO IKEDA | CHADO SOCIETY OF ST. LOUIS
At ESMR, we value learning about cultures that may differ from our own. This is the basis of peace and tolerance, and we need more of that in the world. Join us as we host some very special visitors who will perform a Japanese Tea Ceremony demonstration for our members and visitors today.
The way of tea is a part of Japanese culture which cherishes human relationship through hospitality.
Hounsai, the previous grand master of the tea school of Urasenke, has been striving to appeal the world peace with a slogan "peace from a bowl of tea". He spread the way of tea to all over the world by exercising its spirit, "Wa, Kei, Sei, Jaku" which means to harmonize with others, to respect each other, to purify not only one's appearance but one's mind, and to be calm and cool amid confusion.
Junko Ikeda, a certified instructor from the Urasenke school who leads the Chado Society of St. Louis, will perform the tea ceremony with her students to show the beauty and spirits of the way of tea.
POTLUCK with a side of CONVERSATION
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Bring your favorite dish-to-pass and join us after the platform! Our potluck lunch is always an eclectic mix of delicious vegan, vegetarian, and meat dishes. We round out the meal with a variety of desserts and exciting conversation.
delicious ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Pancake breakfast
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 9:30–10:30 AM
Join us for our all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast fundraiser (suggested donation $5/person). Delicious pancakes, eggs, sausage and always a few yummy sides.