Effortless Nourishment: Guided Tea Meditation

about this event

Late Summer is the season of nourishment. Where do we find nourishment in our lives? Do we have any habitual resistance to receiving it? How do we give and receive with others?

The Way of Tea offers a straightforward entry point into these contemplations: the generosity and hospitality of serving tea, a simple act of compassion offered in myriad ways for millennia. Join Living Tea leader Rachel E. Maley for a brief discussion of the Late Summer season and the Earth element, followed by a communal tea practice including silence and guided meditation. 

Prepare a comfortable place for seated meditation and applicable tools for brewing tea, however you prefer to do so.

About Your Instructor

Rachel Elizabeth Maley is a leader of Living Tea and the creator of Still Life Meditation, a center for meditation and self-inquiry in downtown Elgin, IL. An artist since a young age, Rachel has practiced meditation in various forms for more than 20 years. Particularly influenced by Zen and Cha Dao (the Way of Tea), Rachel’s practice is defined by what a mentor calls “expert noticing”— a consistent desire to pay attention, learn more, and delight in even the smallest of things.