Zen, Tea Drinking And the Way of Promoting Peace And Harmony

Low, Patrick Kim Cheng
March 2012
Conflict Resolution & Negotiation Journal;Mar2012, Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
In this paper, the practitioner-academician reflects on Zen and the tea ceremony (chano-yu, chadō or sadō), the way of tea, and what tea drinking means in Japan. The article examines the connection between Zen, relationships and tea drinking. Insights are made onto the social etiquette of tea drinking or tea ceremonies in Japan which is an essential component of the Japanese culture.


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