Chadō at UTeaLA
The UTeaLA Club at UCLA is dedicated to promoting the art of Chado, or the Way of Tea, on campus and beyond. UTeaLA serves as an essential bridge between the time-honored tradition of Japanese tea ceremony and the dynamic university environment. With its mission to share the beauty and philosophy of Chado, the club actively engages students and the broader community in an immersive and enriching experience.
The club hosts regular tea gatherings, workshops, and demonstrations that allow participants to learn the art of tea preparation, understand the ceremonial etiquette, and savor the serene atmosphere of a traditional tea ceremony. These events not only create opportunities for personal growth and mindfulness but also forge a sense of community, where students and guests connect on a deeper level through shared cultural experiences.
UTeaLA Club at UCLA stands as a shining example of how the ancient tradition of Chado can thrive and flourish in a modern academic setting. By engaging students and the community through immersive experiences, the club cultivates a profound appreciation for the art of tea and its philosophical teachings. As a steadfast supporter of the Urasenke Chado Tankokai Los Angeles Association, UTeaLA showcases the enduring strength of the Chado community, ensuring that this timeless tradition continues to inspire and unite generations to come.
Students at UCLA interested in the Japanese Way of Tea, can find out more at www.uteala.org.