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Tea and Ceremony
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“ Tea and Ceremony reveals the way of tea – Chado – as a living path. Like any true path, it is there for any person to take, without limits, on who that person may be. Embarking on this path requires only sincerity and a willingness to understand that tea, in all its beautiful forms and with all our appreciations, can be a lifelong journey. This book begins by showing us tea's global history and then explains how that rich history can inform our own attraction to tea. More important, it reveals how we can then use tea in our daily lives for removal and spiritual perception.”

From the introduction by Deng Ming-Dao, author of Scholar Warrior and Zen: The Art of Modern Eastern Cooking .

“A wonderfully rich and accessible work; both down to earth, at the core of everyday mysteries.”

David Meltzer, author of David's Copy: The Selected poems of David Meltzer by David Meltzer will be published by Penguin Books in October, 2005.

"Saltoon believes that the practice of Chado, or the Japanese Way of Tea ...has a sense of purpose, providing unity with nature, peace and the promotion of the ideals of art and beauty."

Beverly Close, The Oregonian, August 8, 2004.

“The tranquility of tea ceremony needs to be experienced to be understood, but this book comes close to bringing that to the reader … I enjoyed the personal stories which help to illustrate the various aspects of the ceremony ‘in a real world.' … the glossary at the back of the book is a must-read.”

From About.com, Sean Paajanen, University of Phoenix.

Tea & Ceremony: Experiencing Tranquility

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About the author of Tea and Ceremony: Experiencing Tranquility

Diana Saltoon began practicing Zen in 1981 and was introduced to Chado - The Way of Tea, at the Green Gulch Zen Center near San Francisco, California. She received a certificate of Chamei from the Urasenke School in Kyoto, Japan, and is a teacher at the Portland Wakai Tea Association in Oregon.

A member of the Zen Community of Oregon, she gives presentations and workshops on the Zen Art of Tea.

Ms. Saltoon is the author of Tea and Ceremony (2004), The Common Book of Consciousness (1990), and Four Hands: Green Gulch Poems (1987).  

Contact Diana Saltoon by sending a message to diana.teaandzen@gmail.com

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