The Wisdom of Tea

The Wisdom of Tea : Life Lessons from the Japanese Tea Ceremony

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For more than 25 years Noriko Morishita has studied and practised the intricate rules of the famous Japanese Tea Ceremony, trying to master its complexities in order to find inner peace. In this vivid account of her experience of the universal trials and triumphs of adulthood, Morishita connects the core tenets of this ancient art with leading a fulfilling life, showing how we too may use mindfulness to achieve happiness.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 20mm | 225g
  • Allen & Unwin
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1 x 8-pp photo section (full-colour)
  • 1911630644
  • 9781911630647
  • 217,562

Table of contents

1: Learn that you know nothing 2: Don't think with your head 3: Focus your feelings on the now 4: Watch and feel 5: Look at many real things 6: Savor the seasons 7: Connect to nature with all five senses 8: Be here, now 9: Give it time and let nature do the rest 10: Things are fine as they are 11: Parting is inevitable 12: Listen for the voice within 13: When it's raining, listen to the rain 14: Growth takes time 15: Live int he moment with an eye to the future iv: Afterword v: Postscript to the Japanese paperback edition vi: Tea terms vii: About the author and translator i: Preface ii: Foreword iii: Introduction
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Review quote

delightfully quirky . . . this is a book of wisdom and joy. -- Ciara Dossett * Daily Mail * a unique look into one woman's path toward self-acceptance as she learned to appreciate and enjoy the traditions-and the slower pace-of her culture. -- Susan Blumberg-Kason * Asian Review of Books *
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About Noriko Morishita

Noriko Morishita is a Japanese author and reporter.
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