May 1 • 2016
A Spring Festival and powerful Zen experience at the Nakashima compound on the first of May. Japanese culture was transported from New York city by several organizations. And, in the midst of a rain filled day ,we were treated to an incredible immersion in culture and spiritual understanding. The deep chanting of the Rinzai Zen Sangha resonated throughout the Foundation Arts Building. The Omotesenke Chanoyu demonstrated a tea ceremony that was filled with graceful movements and thick green tea with a sweet to enhance the taste of tea. In conclusion, the world renowned Duo Yumeno and James Nyoraku Schiefer performed both Japanese and Western classic music with cello, koto and shakuhachi. The concentration of this day was felt in mind, body and spirit.