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My name is Erick. In Asia I was fortunate to be able to study first hand with some of the leading lights of Chinese tea. Chief among them was Master He of Taiwan, for whom I translated a book on Cha Dao  (茶道) -- the Way of Tea. It is a mystical process whereby enlightened consciousness is sought through the drinking of tea.

Fine tea, in particular aged Pu Erh, is extremely effective in expanding consciousness. It is tremendously beneficial for the body as well -- more than any other variety -- but in this context we are approaching our tea as a meditation aid/vehicle. My goal for the group, is to bring something of this ancient mystical practice to the West, and to offer an opportunity to share in a tradition that stretches back thousands of years.The process of tea brewing, at its best, is highly transformative and highly beneficial for health and wellbeing in general.

Erick Smithe

6 Mountains Tea

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Tea Meditation

  • January 2 · 1:30 PM

    New Year tea session

    7 members | 5.00

    Start your 2016 out in a high vibrational way by drinking vintage Pu-Erh (and at least one other type) at our tea-zen studio space in South Vancouver. Enjoy the deeply... Learn more
  • Dec 28, 2015 · 5:00 PM

    Holiday tea party

    3 members

    Special tea event at the 6 Mountains tea studio. Food and tea provided. A special event for the holidays.
  • Dec 12, 2015 · 1:30 PM

    Tea mindfulness event

    6 members

    Join us to drink rare and exotic teas at our tea studio in Marpole. The focus of the event will be on Chinese tea, with an emphasis on aged Pu-Erh tea. The structure of... Learn more
  • Nov 21, 2015 · 10:42 AM

    Vancouver Tea Festival

    5 members | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    Join the leading lights of the Vancouver tea scene and sample a range of tea profiles.
  • Sep 19, 2015 · 1:45 PM

    Tea mindfulness workshop

    5 members

    Taste tea in a traditional way/setting and learn more about the practice of mindful tea appreciation. Tea, in this way, is an art, a health tonic and a meditative... Learn more
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