TeaLife Audio – Episode 136 – TJ

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Hosts

– Adam

– Anthony

– Marius

Guest

T J (Shōnen 正念) DeZauche

Poem

Take care in the manner you whisk the chasen through the tea
The tines of the ’boo shouldn’t scrape the floor of the bowl violently
                   茶を点てば茶筅に心よくつけて茶碗の底へ強くあたるな
cha o tateba chasen ni kokoro yoku tsukete chawan no soko e tsuyoku ataru na


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Tea Life Audio – Episode 134 – Food for Chaji

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Hosts

  • Adam
  • Anthony
  • Marius

Topic – Food for Chaji

Poem #93

 

 習ひをばちりあくたぞと思へかし、書物は反古腰張にせよ  

narai oba chiri akuto zo to omoekashi kakimono wa hago koshibari ni se yo 


It is wise to think teachings become dust and dirt:

In the end, our notes and books are best used to line tearoom walls as paper skirt


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TeaLife Audio – Episode 133 – Things in Tokonoma

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Hosts

  • Adam
  • Anthony
  • Marius

Things in Tokonoma

Poem

Observe with your eyes listen with your ears and take in the incense, Keep questioning things and deepen your understanding without pretence

目にも見よ耳にもふれよ香を嗅ぎてことを問ひつゝよく合点せよ me nimo mi yo mimi nimo fure yo kō o kagite koto o toitsutsu yoku gatten seyo


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TeaLife Audio – Episode 132 – Value of Tea

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Hosts

  • Adam
  • Anthony
  • Marius

Topic – Value of Tea

Poem 90
稽古とは一より習い十を知れ、十より歸る元の其の一

keiko to wa ichi yori narai jyū wo shire, jyū yori kaeru moto no sono ichi

Practice starts from ‘1’ And continues through to ’10’ Each step is learnt well Before returning to ‘1’ Where new understanding lies


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TeaLife Audio – EP 131 – Margie and Teaching

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Host

  • Adam
  • Anthony
  • Marius

Guest

Topic – Magie and teaching

Poem #89.

掛物や花を拝見する時は三尺ほどは座をよけてみよ

kakemono ya hana wo haiken suru toki wa san shaku hodo wa za wo yokete miyo

When viewing flowers or scrolls in a space for tea Appreciate from a distance of three shaku: this is where your seat ought to be

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TeaLife Audio – Ep 130 – Sumi

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Hosts

  • Adam
  • Anthony
  • Kyle
  • Marus

Topic – Sumi

Poem #88
When displaying a wicker flower vase in the alcove space,
It sits directly on the floor with no board under its base
床の上に籠花入を置く時は薄板などはしかぬものなり
toko no ue ni kago hana-ire o oku toki wa usuita nado wa shikanu mono nari

Information Referenced

Kyles sumi supplier: https://www.instagram.com/dartmoorcharcoal/ https://www.instagram.com/johnwilliamsondartmoor/


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