Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Tea-Dharma Club (U West)

Angela Lee (UW), Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Seven, Wisdom Quarterly; tdhammaclub@gmail.com
Chinese tea and traditional mooncakes on bamboo platter (npr.org)
The inaugural meeting of the "Tea and Dharma" plenary session, an informal gathering of persons interested in Buddhism and healthy-soothing refreshments, is set for Friday at the:
UWest is a Buddhist university in suburban Los Angeles, set in the rolling hills of Rosemead, not far from "Going West" Temple, downtown L.A. to the west, and the San Gabriel foothills to the north.

The goal of the gathering is to facilitate conversation on Dharma (Pali, Dhamma), the Buddha's teaching taken as a whole, socializing with American and Taiwanese students, while sipping tea.
University of the West friendly exchange students from Taiwan and monastics (far right)
It is a chance for East to meet West in a relaxing setting to exchange stories and traditions while enjoying each other's company. Make friends, generate positive affinities, (gripe about China and its official policies and abysmal human rights record?), and mentally limber up for Dr. Wu's lecture series (details) on the Mahayana Buddhist Canon, which runs concurrently from 6:00-9:00 pm or 1:00-4:00 pm for four consecutive days, covering eight topics.

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