During this transitional time of the year, a period of rebirth and renewal, many feel the need to reconnect with inner desires by taking the time to sit with deepest emotions and re-examine or reaffirm a current path. Every Sunday this month, Wu Gong Fu Tea will host a Tea Meditation and Sound Journey workshop that will pair a traditional tea service with live music. Charles and Jenny Wu will lead participants in two hours of meditative reflection in an environment removed from the chaos of modern life.
“The Tea Meditation Sound Journey is an event that gets people out of the head and into the navel and the heart,” says Charles Wu via email. “The left brain dominates so much of our interactions in this life, and in many traditions it is important to go deeper to a level of awareness. This event is specifically designed to activate those lesser-used centers of awareness and to help facilitate a journey into non-ordinary states.”
The series will feature a different musician each week. “The idea is that the music is unlike most entertaining music: It is to help people go deeper inside,” says Wu. Seating will be available on the ground or in chairs. For those who choose to sit on the ground, mats will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring pillows or blankets.
The Wu’s would love to see Asheville residents continue to embrace tea as a way to bring the community together. “I believe that this event series will aid in community synergy, help people look at social beverages differently as well use the power of sound and plants to aid in an internal journey process,” says Charles Wu.
The Tea Meditation Sound Journey series will take place 10 a.m.-noon each Sundays, March 15, 22 and 29. Location will be given out upon registration. A donation of $30 is suggested. To register, call 398-9777 or email ShiningRockSanctuary@gmail.com.