June 17, 2017, Berkeley, Caif. - BDK America presents No Gate Tea's Summer Tea Party on Saturday, July 1 at BDK America's Berkeley facility. The Open House event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is offered as "A day of immersion in Japanese Tea Culture."
In May this year, many Buddhists around the world celebrate the importance of the birth, life, and death of the Buddha in a combined observance called Vesak. While Vesak will be established around a single day, sometimes a week or even a month of observances will be scheduled around the actual day of Vesak.
BDK America confirms the ongoing success of its classes inthe Japanese Art of Flower Arranging (Ikebana). "Classes are well attended and the students really enjoy them," says Brian Nagata, Director of Programs.
The class is designed to bring meaningul growth for beginning students, and students may join in easily.
The yoga postures (asanas) of this class will tone and stretch the body at a pace appropriate for you. The classes begin with breathing exercises to calm and balance the body and mind, followed by Sun Salutations and basic postures to build up your strength and flexibility and endurance. The class ends with 10 minutes' meditation on the mat or in a chair.
This yoga asana practice will help you sit comfortably for you meditation or simply for your relaxation. Meditation may be hard in terms of quieting our minds, but it should never be hard on the body.