This course is for anyone who is looking to learn all about gongfu tea. This is level one of a three-part course exploring the world of gongfu tea preparation. Each course will be a requirement for taking the next level. If you want to learn to make a better cup of tea, about the history, tradition and practical skills involved in gongfu tea, then this is the course for you. Put a kettle on and join us!
Watch all the videos at your own pace, in your own home.
There is no schedule: pause and take notes, pick up later, learning in your own way!
- Investigate the spirit and philosophy of gongfu tea
- Study the history of gongfu tea
- Explore the world of gongfu teaware
- Learn useful practical tips to begin or deepen your practice
- Discover the measures of quality we use to practice
- Develop sensitivity towards your own mastery
- Practice experimenting with method and wares
- Understand what goes into a fine cup of tea
- Apply what you have learned through gongfu tea to your life
- More than 20 hours of teachings
- Practical lessons on tea brewing
- Additional videos to ground the teachings in actual technique
- Experiments to try at home
- Methods and measures to improve your sensitivity
- Supplementary reading materials
- Guides to finding the right teaware for gongfu practice
- Special discounts on gongfu teaware
- A live online Q & A session with the teacher
- Fulfillment of requirements needed to take level 2 of this course
For more than twenty-five years Wu De has dedicated himself to the study of Cha Dao and Zen in all their forms. Aaron Fisher was born in a very small town in Ohio and grew up practicing martial arts, which first introduced him to Eastern practices. In college, he studied anthropology and Asian philosophy. At that time, he also began a meditation practice, which ultimately led him to India upon graduation. After a few years in India, he traveled Asia, eventually settling in Japan and then Taiwan, where he has continued his studies of meditation and tea ceremony to this day. “Wu De” is his dharma name, given when he committed more deeply to Zen practice.