The Urasenke Tradition of Tea has been handed
down through 15 generations from father to son. Here is an
interview with the present head of Urasenke, Dr.Soshitsu Sen XV.
The Urasenke Foundation
of California is where I study Chanoyu.
Email for class schedules, and for
a copy of Matsukaze the quarterly newsletter of the Urasenke Foundation of North America. It's
a beautiful newsletter that introduces the many facets of Chanoyu.
Tea Times Newsletter is published by Soko Takechi and
Sokyo Tiscornia, Urasenke tea teachers who offer many classes in
Chanoyu and it's related arts in San Francisco. The newsletter features up-to-date schedules for
classes, workshops, and tea gatherings.Visit their new site
Take a look at this site for a birds-eye-view of a tea room
plus lots of information.
Order superb quality organic Japanese green
Sencha from East/West Cultural Inc. here in the US.
Michi Online--a resource for everyone
interested in Japan's arts and methods of personal growth as well as the home
of perhaps the world's first electronic journal of the Japanese cultural
Chado The Way of Tea is
an interesting and detailed place for lots of information about Chanoyu.
is a part of Japan well known for tea.
This is an unusual kind of tea
site with paintings of an outer gate and a path through a
tea garden. But watch out. It loads slowly.
Tea Etiquette for Guests is the subject
of this interesting article.
Here's a Chanoyu guide to Japan
About Green Tea and it's health benefits
- Epicurious Dictionary
- Green tea and health. Pretty much the
definitive page on this subject.
Chanoyu is a Zen art.
- Eido Shimano Roshi is the Abbot of Dai Bosatsu
Zendo a traditional Rinzai Zen monastery located in the Catskill mountains of New York
State. It's where I've practiced Zen for many years. Here's an
article Eido Roshi wrote.
- San Francisco Zen Center is a wonderful
place to practice Zen. Green Gulch has an authentic tea house where weekly and monthly tea gatherings
- Tricycle A Buddhist Review.
- For a listing of many more links to
Zen sites on the Web.
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