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Press Release: Japanese Tea Ceremony at DeSales University, Wed., Nov. 16
Date: 11/14/2005

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Japanese Tea Ceremony at DeSales University, Wed., Nov. 16

A Japanese Tea Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 16 in the Commons of the McShea Student Union at DeSales University. The program is part of the Wednesdays in the Commons series and is open to the public free of charge.

Keiko Tanimoto, a native of Tokyo, who is a lifelong student of the art of Japanese calligraphy, will give the presentation. She will demonstrate the four main principles in the tea ceremony, which are harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility, that can help guide people towards the realization of genuine peace.

The tea ceremony represents the essence of Japanese culture and is based on the main value of Zen Buddhism, which is to live in this moment. In a world such as ours, fraught with unrest, self-centeredness, and other social ailments, the ritual helps focus the senses so that one is totally involved in the occasion and not distracted by mundane thoughts.

The Wednesdays in the Commons series is sponsored by DeSales University's Cultural Affairs Committee and features music, film, dance, and other types of events. Programs are held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Wednesday evenings through May, in the McShea Commons. For more information on the series, including a program schedule, please contact Karen Daly, administrative secretary in the DeSales University Office of Student Life, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1261.

Press Release: Japanese Tea Ceremony at DeSales University, Wed., Nov. 16 | Posted on: 11/14/2005

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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