Tea and Zen Have One Taste - Practice

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Thick tea is followed by thin tea.

A woman in a light blue kimono and dark blue obi holds a shallow, white bowl of thin tea and prepared to drink. She is seated on tatami mats. To the viewer's left a black water jar with a gold design is seen. A black lacquer tea container and a bamboo whisk sit in front  of the cylindrical water container. To the left of the water container, the corner of a ceramic braizer and iron kettle can be seen. There is a short bamboo screen behind the area where the tea has been made.

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Lecture Notes

The atmosphere of the tea gathering becomes more casual. This is akin to "downward training," the period when a person who has experienced kensho adjusts to everyday life.