2012. február 19., vasárnap

Zen, Calligraphy and The Way of Tea

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Tea ceremony is not only closely related to zen buddhism, but it also takes its roots in it.
It originates from the tea-drinking gatherings of Japanese monks who, before taking their tea, made offerings to various deities. Zen buddhist monks became the first tea masters and the Japanese tea ceremony began to evolve its own aesthetic. Tea ceremony dates back to the 15th-16th century when Japanese masters like Murata Shukō (村田珠光, 1423-1502 C.E.) or Sen no Rikyū (千利休, 1522-21 April, 1591) perfected the art of tea-drinking, developing it into a  fully spiritual practice...

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