Tea Meditations - Virtual
Here at Bardo, we believe in a holistic approach to tea as both a way to bring loved ones together or as a great way to spend time alone. Tea is the medicine that bridges the heart and mind; the self to the higher self and the me to the we. This is why we consider tea as a great vessel for meditation, whether drinking alone or in company. Tea can help to center and ground; concentrating awareness while expanding consciousness.
We like to think of tea as a plant that activates all five senses, from the choice of water and leaf, to the whistle of the kettle, to the first sip. This practice of drinking tea also incorporates all five elements including the clay of the tea pot and the fire which heats the water.
Our meditations will center on inner contemplation, grounded in the sipping of tea. As we move from tea to tea and cup to cup, we also move throughout our bodies bringing a sense of presence to the here and now. Not only is this an excellent way to find the bardo of stillness within your day, but it’s also an excellent way to partake in the tasting of some wonderful teas!
We offer two options towards this practice, one as a virtual online gathering anywhere in the world, or one as an in-person gathering, currently in Portland, Oregon. But as we travel, hopefully as a pop up at a place near you!
For this virtual option you will spend two hours online with us in the comfort of your own home. We send the teas to you and sip them at an arranged time of your choosing.
We look forward to sharing a cup with you!