Sitting down with a hot drink is also a great opportunity to practice mindfulness. As Thich Nhat Hanh says: ‘The way we drink our tea can transform our lives if we truly devote our attention to it.’ So this Sunday, as part of our Mindful Sunday series, we’ll be drinking tea. If you need some pointers, listen to the audio I’ve prepared – the link is at the bottom of this post.
Sometimes we host Kirtan at our home. We absolutely love this Indian devotional music, the chanting and the whole thing of bringing our community together. Plus sharing warming, spicy chai afterwards. That will be my mindful cup of tea tomorrow...
And I’ll be posting our chai recipe on Facebook (a caffeine-free, dairy-free and sugar-free version - of course!). Another favourite tea in our household is fresh ginger, lemon juice and fennel seed. What’s your favourite homemade tea recipe? Do come on over to Facebook and share those too!
And here’s the link to the audio for A Mindful Cup of Tea practice, available from Sunday 5th February 2017. Enjoy!