Autumn is the season of discernment: we harvest what is valuable and let go of the rest. How do we discern worthiness in our lives? What do we value?
The Way of Tea offers a straightforward entry point into these contemplations: eliminating excess and spending time recalibrating in the profound simplicity of serving tea. Join Living Tea leader Rachel E. Maley for a brief discussion of the Autumn season and the Metal 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.