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Tea and Mindfulness

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January 29 @ 10:30 am 11:15 am

Speaker: Dennis Dmitrovic

Beeton Speakers Room (D)

Dennis Dmitrovic from Relaxing Rocco

Dennis Dmitrovic, owner and founder of Relaxing Rocco, is passionate about tea, cats, meditation, and mindfulness.  Dennis is a Certified Tea Sommelier with THAC, a UKTA Tea Champion, a Certified Meditation Teacher with Yoga Alliance Canada, and has completed the University of Toronto’s, School of Continuing Education, certificate “Foundations of Applied Mindfulness Meditation”. 

Mindfulness and Tea Meditation

Most tea drinkers have at least one cup of tea each day, making it the perfect way to integrate mindfulness into your daily routine. Engaging your senses and focusing on your tea, taking time to press pause on the day.  The goal is to concentrate your attention on tea drinking until you finish with little effort and also intensify your enjoyment of the tea.

“Tea is an act complete in its simplicity. When I drink tea, there is only me, and the tea. The rest of the world dissolves. There are no worries about the future. No dwelling on past mistakes. Tea is simple: Loose-leaf tea, hot pure water, a cup. I inhale the scent, tiny delicate pieces of the tea floating above the cup. I drink the tea, the essence of the leaves becoming a part of me. I am informed by the tea, changed. This is the act of life, in one pure moment, and in this act the truth of the world suddenly becomes revealed; all the complexity, pain, drama of life is a pretense, invented in our minds for no good purpose. There is only the tea, and me, converging.”