Tea and Sound Meditation Evening Experience
Celebrating the Autumn Equinox
with Kristina Clark and Vanessa Lamb, hosted by GGrippo
Friday, September 30th, 7 pm
All senses are involved in Tea appretiation, experience presence and connect with the moment listening to sound vibrations while grounding yourself through the magic of Tea!
A special evening sit with Kristina Clark and Vanessa Lamb hosted by GGrippo at Puerh Brooklyn.
Tea meditation offers the chance to re-connect with your self, others and All through the medicine of Tea and Silence. Sit with us in person in our private tea room to listen to the pulse of the Universe that resonates within you. This tradition, formulated from ancient Chinese rituals of Tea aims to make Tea accessible and universal, including everybody that feels a resonance with the Way of Tea. Reserve a spot to experience the calm-alertness effects of Tea drinking in meditation along new and old friends.
Vibrational sounds have a deep impact on our well-being, from ancient times we have connected to the essential with sounds and songs. Join the original sound experience created with a gong, crystal and brass bowls by a trained and talented sound artist.
Nessim Cohen comes to Brooklyn to teach us about Chado
Two-part workshop series
"The Ethic of the guest and host"
In its essence, the practice of tea is not as much a very formal practice as it sharpens our perception of what formality means. This meditation will focus on what it means to be a guest in the Way of Tea, away from the intimidating word “ceremony”. We hope that you can share tea with us, practice Chado tea etiquette of the guest and experience together how it can enrich our daily lives.
This moment is meant to last 90 minutes. With a tea ceremony, time for practice and time for discussion
"Chawan: history and future of an art form"
This second meditation is about Japanese tea bowls (chawan)The chawan has been part of the history of both tea ceremony and modern art. Its canonical form is designed for a certain use, a certain function. But its development as an artform makes it evolve beyond the tea room. During this meditation, I invite you to share tea, practice together how to use the chawan as hosts and guests, whisk together with respect for the bowls and discuss the history and future of the chawan & the tea room. With a tea ceremony, time for practice and time for discussion.
Nessim Cohen is a ceramist, tea artist and calligrapher currently residing in Paris, France. His performances and lectures approach the world of tea with a peculiar attention to the relations between ethic and aesthetic. His works and performances question our incorporation of eastern practices in our daily lives to enrich them without loosing their meaningfulness. He seeks what is universally shared, in the community of tea, across borders and tastes.
Time with Tea: seating for Tea is enjoyed best with Time, make a reservation for a private tea-room experience
for one or two hours, one party at the time, and enjoy any tea from our menu in traditional Gong-Fu practice.
Private Chadao Tea Ceremony: quietly reconnect with yourself, others and All in this a guided, reflective and interactive experience with Tea.
Being present while making and receiving Tea in a ritualistic offering is a simple yet powerful way to attain a calm state of body and mind.
Start the practice of silent Tea meditation and join the Way of Tea -Chadao.
Private Tea Tasting: share Tea’s rich history, beauty, taste and practice. Experience both ancient and
contemporary tea culture while tasting our finest teas from artisan makers around the world.
One of our experts will guide you through the traditional Gong-fu Cha method of tea preparation.
Silent Tea Meditation: This experience is engaging and extremely relaxing, being present while tea
is made and served allows for each guest to connect with themselves and share a deep feeling of belonging.
Our weekly session is now offered both remote and in-person, we gather every Wednesday at 9:30 AM EST.
This recurrent session is inclusive, donation-based and no previous experience is necessary.
Please email us to request the Zoom credentials for joining remotely.
The Three Senses Club
Puerh Brooklyn teashop offers a monthly subscription for tea enthusiasts of all experience levels.
In Ping-Cha, the Chinese ceremony of tea tasting, three senses are used to experience Tea: the eyes to see the colors and texture of the liquor, the nose to gather the aromas of the Tea and the mouth to get the taste notes. In Chinese these are actually called the "three mouths".
We have called our subscription The Three Senses Club because we want to share this wholesome way of appreciating Tea.
The using of all our senses are actually involved when tasting and sitting with Tea, to be present and aware of the environment, of our host and guests and of all particulars about how Tea makes us feel require we use our senses and even our extra sensorial perception to fully engage in a Tea session.
The Three Senses Club will take you on a virtual trip through Asia by featuring teas from different regions each month and will introduce you to mindful practices to enjoy Tea via virtual Tea Ceremonies and meditation sessions.
The virtual trip around Asian tea-growing regions start in December with our first selection of classic Chinese teas: bai-cha, lu-cha and hong-cha.
The subscription to the Three Senses Club offers:
•A selection of three teas each month, representing a tea-growing region in Asia or a type of tea that is grown in different regions.
(Teas will be shipped to your door every month, or available for local pick-up)
•Invitations to remote Tea Meditations, and members-only tasting sessions.
•Tea Friend 5% discounts on in-store purchases.
•Special gifts for subscribers after six and twelve months of being subscribed.
You can subscribe from anywhere within the US, and can skip a month or cancel at any time.
“This subscription program will be a tour through the various tea-producing regions in East Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Our trip will be vast in scope — different climates, terroirs, and cultural characteristics will inform the teas we taste in each region. We hope to supplement tastings with meditation, readings, and conversations with artists and tea experts.”
Founding Partner at Puerh Brooklyn