We will begin together as always- sharing tea in silence, providing us the opportunity to arrive in presence and return to the place of the heart. I will then open the space and share what it has meant for me to be a student of "The Way of Tea" and how this journey has unfolded for me. We can discuss the energetic differences between the innocence of the beginner’s mind and the formalities of a dedicated student. As a guest at this workshop you will also have an opportunity to guide this discussion with your own reflections and questions. I hope our time together can inspire an understanding of this lineage and how showing up with integrity can deepen one's practices.