TeaLife Audio – Episode 28 – Kimono Part I

Hosts:
– Marius
– Damian
– Naomi
– Anthony

Poem:上手にはすきと器用と功積むと
この三つそろふ人ぞ能くしる

Jozu ni wa suki to kiyo to ko tsumu to
Kono mitsu sorou hito zo yoku shiru

To become adept at something requires liking it, adroitness, and the accumulation of training. It is the person with all these three who will realize mastery.

Information referencesd:

– Ocha zanmai:  http://tinyurl.com/ochazanma

– Mindset book: http://www.audible.com/pd/Self-Development/Mindset-Audiobook/B002V0QGLE
– Kimono Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLotXiStjsKPlKAv8DdpABoVydAi70X6BF&jct=9p0sF5mf0V0fsdlnnC2SDN5-i2qbyw
– Kimono web page: http://www.oldjapan.org/menskimono/index.html

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 27 – Making your own utensils

Hosts:
– Aaron
– Marius
– Anthony

Poem #4
はぢをすて人に物とひ習ふべし是ぞ上手の基なりける

Haji o sute hito ni mono toi naraubeshi kore zo jozu no motoi narikeru.

(Sometimes a person may feel embarassed to ask questions. That embarassment should be set aside and questions asked.)

(One should abandon feelings of embarassment and ask people questions; this is the keystone to becoming adept.)

Main topic: Making your own utensils

Information referenced:
– Sweet stores in Kyoto: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zrODjcwtT-p8.kDH44qxhkqGU&msa=0
– Photos: http://tealife.audio/gallery-episode-27/

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 26 – Purification

Hosts:

– Marius

– Damian

– Naomi

– Anthony

 

Poem
こころざし深き人にはいくたびもあはれみ深く奥ぞ教ふる
“Kokorozashi fukaki hito niwa ikutabi mo awaremi fukaku oku zo oshiuru.”

To the student who has a deep desire to learn the secrets of chanoyu, the teacher should spare no effort.

You should many a time compassionately impart the inner teachings to one who has a deeply willing mind.

Tea Practice: Purification

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 24 – Inherent Teachers

Hosts
– Aaron
– Marius
– Damian
– Naomi
– Anthony

Outline
– Introduction Naomi
– Introduction Anthony
– Poem:
— その道に入らんと思ふ心こそ我身ながらの師匠なりけれ
— “Sono michi ni iran to omou kokoro koso waga mi nagara no shisho narikere.”
— The very heart which tries to enter the Way is the best teacher.
— To have the mind to enter this path is, indeed, to have an inherent teacher.

 

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 23 – Chawan

Hosts
– Aaron
– Marius

Outline

– よそにては茶を汲みて後茶杓にて茶碗のふちを心してうて
– Yosonite wa cha o kumite nochi chashaku nite chawan no fuchi o kokoroshite ute.
and
– 筒茶碗深き底よりふき上り重ねて内へ手をやらぬもの
– Tsutsu chawan fukaki soko yori fuki agari kasanete uchie te o yaranumono.- Tsutsu chawan fukaki soko yori fuki agari kasanete uchie te o yaranumono.
– Chawan

Information referenced:
– Tea Cere – http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sharp-TE-T56U-GR-Tea-Cere-Matcha-Tea-Maker-Green-/121815709184?hash=item1c5cc83600:g:GJUAAOSweuxWSMJ3
– HEALSIO – http://amzn.to/2eJOsRV

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