Living Orient



A sanctuary and escape from the pace of everyday urban living – a place where time and routine melt away and where tradition and serenity take precedence.

Our aim is to share with you a genuine experience of Chinese Tea culture, where a carefully brewed cup of tea is the perfect companion to a conversation, a moment of solitude.
Our Core Values: Harmony, Respect, Purity, Tranquility.

Our Promise: Mindfulness and Fulfillment.

Whether in a moment of reverie or in the pleasure of company, we hope you agree that tea is the perfect beverage to accompany a well-balanced mind and long life.

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” ~Lao Tzu

Tea Ceremony



The history of the Japanese tea ceremony shows the close connection between the Way of Tea (chanoyu) and Zen Buddhism, since it was Japanese monks who got to know both on their travels to China and brought them to Japan at the end of the 12th century.



Many rules of the tea ceremony are derived from the simple and practical habits of the daily life of monks in a Zen monastery.



Removed from the world of everyday life, the moments of the tea ceremony are nevertheless experiences of daily life: a fire of kindled, water is boiled, tea is drunk, nothing else. Profane and sacred meet at this moment.



The goal in Zen

The goal in Zen is the enlightenment of the individual.

Enlightenment can take place everywhere and in every place. Zen teachers believe that enlightenment can only be experienced directly through intuition.

The conventional separation between art as a field of aesthetics and religion as inherently unformed is dissolved and brought together into a new unity.

Zen – a Sanskrit word

Zen is derived from the Sanskrit word “Dhyana”, which was used to describe meditation. Zen encourages the individual to attain salvation through belief in a higher being, through discipline and meditation.

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