BDK America Classes for September and October 2018

We're happy to share times and dates for local classes through October for your planning purposes. See the September and October schedule below..

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 (September and October)

Please see the following lists—both by class and location.

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
9/20/18 (Th) Moraga 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Ikebana Beginner Level
10/25/18 (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
9/5/18 (W) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea -- all levels
9/8/18 (Sa) 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Moraga Making a bowl of tea to making a tea bowl: Make your own tea bowl
9/8/18 (Sa) 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Moraga The Japanese Way of Tea for the family/all levels
9/19/18 (W) 10:00 – 11:30 a.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
10/3/18 (W) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea -- all levels
10/13/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Moraga Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea 3 of 6
10/17/18 (W) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Berkeley Tea Ceremony Basics and Putting Kimono On
10/20/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Moraga Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea 4 of 6
10/27/18 (Sa) 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Moraga Making Wagashi with Autumn Theme
10/27/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Moraga Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea -- all levels


Gentle Yoga, Meditation, and Readings from The Teaching of BuddhaYukti Kurioka Galbraith Sensei at yoga.w.yukti@gmail.com.

>>>> Please note that yoga classes are subject to cancellation when enrollment is less than five.

Date Time Location Class
9/10/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Berkeley Week 5: Focus and Balance
9/17/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Berkeley Week 1: Breathe Deeper: Breathing Exercises
9/24/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Berkeley Week 2: Sun Salutation: Connecting Breathing & Movements
10/1/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Berkeley Week 3: Gentle Stretch & Relaxation
10/8/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Berkeley Week 4: Flexible Joints (Hip Opening Exercises)
10/15/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Berkeley Week 5: Focus & Balance
10/22/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Berkeley Week 1: Breathe Deeper: Breathing Exercises
10/29/18/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Berkeley Week 2: Sun Salutation: Connecting Breathing & Movements

 



SCHEDULE BY LOCATION

Berkeley

Date Time Class
9/5/18 (W) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea -- all levels
9/10/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Week 5: Focus and Balance
9/17/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Week 1: Breathe Deeper: Breathing Exercises
9/19/18 (W) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Tea Ceremony Basics and Putting Kimono On
9/24/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Week 2: Sun Salutation: Connecting Breathing & Movements
10/1/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Week 3: Gentle Stretch & Relaxation
10/3/18 (W) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea -- all levels
10/8/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Week 4: Flexible Joints (Hip Opening Exercises)
10/15/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Week 5: Focus & Balance
10/17/18 (W) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Tea Ceremony Basics and Putting Kimono On
10/22/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Week 1: Breathe Deeper: Breathing Exercises
10/29/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Week 2: Sun Salutation: Connecting Breathing & Movements


Moraga

Date Time Class
9/8/18 (Sa) 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Making a bowl of tea to making a tea bowl: Make your own tea bowl
9/8/18 (Sa) 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. The Japanese Way of Tea for the family/all levels
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
10/13/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea 3 of 6
10/20/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea 4 of 6
10/25/18 (Th) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Ikebana Beginner Level
10/27/18 (Sa) 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Making Wagashi with Autumn Theme
10/27/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea -- all levels

 


 


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.