Learn Chado: Japanese Way of Tea in NYC, June 16, 2012
If you are in New York City on June 16, you might be interested in checking out the day long Chado retreat/learning session held at the Zen Center of New York City (Fire Lotus Temple) by Andrew Hobai Pekarik.
The cost is quite reasonable, and the day-long retreat will be a comprehensive introduction to tea ceremony, including demonstrations, participation, tea drinking and discussion.
Andrew Hobai Pekarik, MRO, has been a student of tea ceremony in the Urasenke tradition for over 25 years, and a Zen student for 18 years. He constructed his own teahouse, and has been involved with Japanese art and literature as a scholar, curator, and author.