BDK America Classes for August and September 2018

We're happy to share times and dates for local classes through the end of summer and into the fall. See the August and September schedule below.

Note that new series of classes in Yoga and Tea start in September.

CONTACT Instructors if You Wish to Start a Class

Before you show up for a class we ask that you first contact the instructor, as space is limited. The instructor can also discuss your level and suggest appropriate classes.


Class Schedule (August and September)

Please see the following lists—by class, by location, and by date.

Note: Times and dates are subject to change. Please be sure to contact the instructor before showing up for a first class. Our Berkeley location is at 2620 Warring Street. Our Moraga location is at 1675 School Street.

SCHEDULE BY CLASS


Ikebana — Jane Suiei Naito Sensei at 415-937-8260 or ikebana_now@icloud.com.

Date Location Time Class
8/23/18 (Th) Moraga 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Ikebana Beginner Level
9/20/18 (Th) Moraga 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Ikebana Beginner Level


Way of Tea — Yufuko Kurioka Galbraith Sensei at nogatetea@gmail.com.

Date Time Location Class
8/1/18 (W) 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Berkeley Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea, course 4 of 6
8/8/18 (W) 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Berkeley Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea, course 5 of 6
8/15/18 (W) 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Berkeley Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea, course 6 of 6
8/22/18 (W) 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Tea ceremony basics and putting kimono on
9/5/18 (W) 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Berkeley Buddhist tea practice; drinking ritual and meditation workshop
9/8/18 (Sa) 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. Moraga Making a bowl of tea to making a tea bowl: Make your own tea bowl
9/8/18 (Sa) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Moraga The Japanese Way of tea basics workshop
9/12/18 (W) 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Berkeley Tea ceremony basics and putting kimono on
9/22/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Moraga Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea 1 of 6
9/29/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Moraga Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea 2 of 6


Gentle Yoga and Meditation — Yukti Kurioka Galbraith Sensei at yoga.w.yukti@gmail.com.

Date Time Location Class
8/6/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Week 1: Breath deeper
8/13/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m Berkeley. Week 2: Sun salutation: connect breathing and movements
8/20/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Week 3: Gentle stretch to deep relaxation
8/27/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Week 4: Focus on detox: breathing and twist
9/10/18 (M) 9:45 – 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Week 5: Focus & balance
9/17/18 (M) 9:45 – 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Week 1: Breath deeper
9/24/18 (M) 9:45 – 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Week 2: Sun salutation: connect breathing and movements

 


SCHEDULE BY LOCATION

Berkeley

Date Time Class
8/1/18 (W) 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea, course 4 of 6
8/6/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Yoga Week 1: Breath deeper
8/8/18 (W) 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea, course 5 of 6
8/13/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Yoga Week 2: Sun salutation: connect breathing and movements
8/15/18 (W) 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea, course 6 of 6
8/20/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Yoga Week 3: Gentle stretch to deep relaxation
8/22/18 (W) 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Tea ceremony basics and putting kimono on
8/27/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Yoga Week 4: Focus on detox: breathing and twist
9/5/18 (W) 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Buddhist tea practice; drinking ritual and meditation workshop
9/10/18 (M) 9:45 – 11:30 a.m. Yoga Week 5: Focus & balance
9/12/18 (W) 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tea ceremony basics and putting kimono on
9/17/18 (M) 9:45 – 11:30 a.m. Yoga Week 1: Breath deeper
9/24/18 (M) 9:45 – 11:30 a.m. Yoga Week 2: Sun salutation: connect breathing and movements


Moraga

Date Time Class
8/23/18 (Th) 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Ikebana Beginner Level
9/8/18 (Sa) 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. Making a bowl of tea to making a tea bowl: Make your own tea bowl
9/8/18 (Sa) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Japanese Way of tea basics workshop
9/22/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea 1 of 6
9/29/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea 2 of 6

 



SCHEDULE BY DATE

Date Time Location Class
8/1/18 (W) 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Berkeley Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea, course 5 of 6
8/1/18 (W) 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Berkeley Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea, course 4 of 6
8/6/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Yoga Week 1: Breath deeper
8/13/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Yoga Week 2: Sun salutation: connect breathing and movements
8/15/18 (W) 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Berkeley Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea, course 6 of 6
8/20/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Yoga Week 3: Gentle stretch to deep relaxation
8/22/18 (W) 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Tea ceremony basics and putting kimono on
8/23/18 (Th) 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Moraga Ikebana Beginner Level
8/27/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Yoga Week 4: Focus on detox: breathing and twist
9/5/18 (W) 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Berkeley Buddhist tea practice; drinking ritual and meditation workshop
9/8/18 (Sa) 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. Moraga Making a bowl of tea to making a tea bowl: Make your own tea bowl
9/8/18 (Sa) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Moraga The Japanese Way of tea basics workshop
9/10/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Yoga Week 5: Focus & balance
9/12/18 (W) 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Berkeley Tea ceremony basics and putting kimono on
9/20/18 (Th) 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Moraga Ikebana Beginner Level
9/22/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Moraga Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea 1 of 6
9/29/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Moraga Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea 2 of 6


Thank you to our Instructors! BDK America is grateful to be able to host cultural and spiritual programs at its facilities in Moraga and Berkeley, California. In this way we help broaden the appreciation of the many forms of Buddhist spirituality and Japanese art and culture, thanks to our talented instructors.
 


PLAN AHEAD FOR FUTURE DATES

 

  • Ikebana. Jane Suiei Naito Sensei is sharing her tentative 2018 schedule early. Please see 2018_IN_Schedule-Ikebana_Now.pdf. Note that only the Moraga class is hosted by BDK America.
  • Way of Tea and Yoga. We will share future information as it becomes available; most classes are ongoing and weekly.