It's time again for Tea & Dharma at Teance Tea Shop! Tomorrow night, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 we will gather at Teance, on 4th Street in Berkeley, at 7:30 PM, to share stories of heroes. The topic will be:
"Heroes: Who Do You Admire and Why?" And "American Anti-heroes: Our Love of Individual Expression."
Come join a discussion about what makes a person heroic and bring a story to share about who inspired (s) you to want to be like them?
Alternately come to share a story of anti-heroes, and how our culture idolizes outlaws, free spirits who bend the rules to order to win.
Calgarians, you're invited to come try the cuisine at Ambrosia Veggie Restaurant Downtown, West End (1009 - 4th Avenue S.W. Calgary Alberta T2P 0K8 | Phone 587-350-8848), Discover how tasty plant-based fare can be!
Buddhists love to share their recipes and where to find the best ingredients; further, vegetarians/vegans are some of Canada's longest-lived citizens. The community of Avatamsaka Monastery just celebrated their grand opening and hope you'll give our new restaurant a try!
Teance Tea and Dharma Gathering September 30, 2014
Listening to Stories: How We Find Ourselves In Time and Space. Stories are maps of our lives: they point out who we are, where we’ve been and they can show us the way we’re going. Stories have much to teach individuals and as members of the human race. Learning to listen to stories is a skill that brings our relationships to life around us.
Come to Teance Tea Shop on 4th Street in Berkeley at 7:30 Tuesday night to listen and to tell stories that just might open doors to a better understanding of the world and our place in it.
I'll be camping out in the Oregon Coastal Mountains until July 12th, beyond the reach of the internet and cell phones, taking part in our annual Berkeley Monastery Community Retreat. So I won't be posting til I return. I'll be back with stories and photos next week!
Yesterday marked the Summer Solstice,the longest day of the year, and the beginning of the astrological sign Cancer. Tuesday night, June 24th, 2014, at 7:30 PM at Teance Tea Shop on 4th Street in Berkeley, we will convene our long-running Tea & Dharma gathering. Tomorrow's topic will be "Stories and Songs Of the Summertime." Please come with a favorite story to share from your own childhood (or adulthood) that involves the summer time.
When did you last have that "endless summer" feeling,with its infinite innocence and infinite possibilities? Did summer mean family vacations? A birthday (for you Leos and Cancerians and Virgos!) Did it mean family trips to the lake or road trips around the country? Did it mean summer jobs or summer schools? Do you have a memory of lazy days and hazy nights on the dock under the stars or perhaps a ritual of passage that marked a sudden awareness of time passing; a time that marked transition from childhood to maturity?
Please join us to share a story about your appreciation of summer: a flavor, a family custom, a relationship, a journey. There will be songs, (oh those summer songs!) puppets, fantastic teas to sample and fellowship galore!
In the Buddha's time, peacocks were fierce, respected soldiers who guarded the Dharma and beings who cultivated according to the Buddha's instructions. This fine fellow lives at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Talmage, California. (To see him larger, click on the picture.)
Ollie the Kookaburra wants to laugh with you! Tuesday night, 7:30 PM, at Teance Tea Shop on 4th Street in Berkeley, we will meet for our next session of Tea and Dharma! Our topic will be "Story-telling: Time Travel To Find Our Way Home." Using music, puppets and photos, we will share stories of our ancestors and their journeys through space to the present moment. Please come to share a story and enjoy some of the world's finest teas. I have some new tales from Australia.