Welcome to Series 3 - Secrets of Gongfu Cha

Awaking of a Tea Master - Advanced
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Session 1 - Perfect Yourself

In the first class of the advanced Gongfu series, we talk about course expectation and start looking in-depth into the first jewel of Gongfu Cha - Qi.
There is no homework assigned for this class. Watch the video and the uploaded PDF with presenter’s notes for your references.
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Session 2 - Five Functions of Qi in Human Body

The second class of the advanced Gongfu series is dedicated to Qi's main functions in the Human Body. All movements, protection, smooth transformation, stability, warmth - all are governed by Qi!
 
How to identify dis-balanced function and what to do to bring the balance back is what the conversation is about in this session!

There is no homework assigned for this class.
Watch the video and download the PDF with presenter's notes for your reference.
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Session 3 - Diet

You are what you eat~

Everybody knows that! Yet, it seems like we are still confused when it is time to choose our best diet! What needs to be taken into consideration when you’re planning for dinner, what to eat in winter, and what is good for your personal constitution - those are the questions we are talking about in session 3 - Diet. 

Home Work:
*Prepare Sample #1 with attentive brewing and answer the 4 questions we identified in this session. 
*Think of your diet needs to be changed and what needs to be adjusted to bring your Qi in balance?
*Be ready to share your thoughts:)

Watch the video and download the PDF with presenter's notes for your reference.
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Session 4 - Environment

A cluttered mind creates a cluttered environment; 
A cluttered environment creates a cluttered mind.
All that surrounds us affects our Qi. How to manage our environment to maintain a balanced Qi is the main topic of this conversation.

Home Work:
*Prepare Sample #2 in morning attentive brewing session;
*Describe your environment. What would you like to change?
*What can you change?
*What will you choose to change today? 
*Be ready to share:)
 
Watch the video and download the PDF with presenter's notes for your reference.
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Session 5 - Five Elements - Part 1

There are five fundamental elements that are the base of all creation - as it is said in ancient Eastern traditions of India, China, and Tibet. To see the nature of five elements and build the bridge to our archetypes and individual constitutions is the aim of this session.  

Home Work:
*Prepare Sample #3 in early afternoon brewing session;
*Identify you dominant element at birth.
*What element is more pronounced now? 
*Be ready to share:)
 
Watch the video and download the PDF with presenter's notes for your reference.
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Session 5 - Five Elements - Part 2

Moving from the solid to the subtle, we continue to explore the nature of the five elements that are in the base of all creation and find the unseen parts of our own being.   

Home Work:
Brew Sample #3 in the afternoon attentive session:
*Identify your dominant element at birth
*Identify your dominant energetic element
*Identify your subtle elements 
*What steps can you take to bring them all to balance?
*Be ready to share:)
 
Watch the video and download the PDF with presenter's notes for your reference.
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Session 6 - Yoga

1.1 atha yogānuśāsanam | Now, the teachings of yoga 

​There is no homework assigned for this class. Watch the video and download the PDF with presenter's notes for your reference.
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Session 7 - Essence

It moves so slow that no matter how much attention we pay we can't see the movement, yet it never stops. It is what determines the shape of all to be born, developed, matured, declined and dead... It is what Qi emerged from. It is Jing - the Essence of all living beings.

​There is no homework assigned for this class. Watch the video and download the PDF with presenter's notes for your reference.
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Session 8 - Spirits

The Five Elements corresponding to the five organs in the human body are the sacred chambers for five spirits which govern virtues that distinguish human beings from all other living beings. What are they and where to look for them is covered in this session of the Advanced Gongfu Cha Series.

​There is no homework assigned for this class. Watch the video and download the PDF with presenter's notes for your reference.
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Session 9 - Gongfu Cha Demonstration

Theory is1% Practice is 99% !

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Session 10 - Gongfu Cha Technicality

This session brings together all that we have talked about in this series to practical application of Gongfu Cha! Activating  the three jewels (Jing, Qi, and Shen) along with balancing the five elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water) plus technical skills and mastery emerge in the perfect cup of tea.
 
Home Work:
* Using the sample of tea #4,
practice Gongfu Cha at home.
* Focus on the technical aspects of Gongfu Cha.
* Pay attention where you are experiencing difficulties;
* Review the appropriate part of the course and make Gongfu Cha again.

​ Watch the video and download the PDF with the presenter's notes for your reference.
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Session 13 - Mastery Chek

Skipping past the two classes where we practiced gongfu together, we turn to a mastery-check class, where students demystify three "mystery tea samples", figuring out what, when, why, and how to make each tea, followed by an overview of available samples.
 
​There is no homework assigned for this class. Watch the video and download the PDF with presenter's notes for your reference.
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