The Tsukubai, the stone wash basin for the tea room at Ryoanji Temple, has an inscription that speaks to all followers of Japanese arts:
"I learn only to be contented."
He who learns only to be contented is spiritually rich, while the one who does not learn to be contented is spiritually poor, even if he is materially wealthy.
This concept is important in the Zen philosophy.
Stitched by Carol Brown The Venerable Maple evokes not only the age of the tree but also the constant renewal of life. This design is stitched on double width black gold fabric, which has a warp of black silk and a weft of fine strands of gold leafed paper alternated with black silk threads.
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Class dates during 2020South of England, Alton, Hampshire
Special Class with Midori Matsushima
Saturday, March 14 - Monday, March 16.
Arriving on Friday, March 13
One place still available. Contact M. Lewis to check.
Tuesday, March 17 - Thursday, March 19
Friday, October 16 - Tuesday, October 20.
Arriving on Thursday, October 15
Our autumn venue will be The Angel,
Alton GU34 3NN
Tel: 01730 828111
Although students may work on after class, each teaching day is from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
North of England, Garstang, Preston, Lancashire
Thursday, April 16 - Sunday, April 19
Thursday, November 5 - Sunday, November 8
Venue: The Crofters Hotel,
New Road (A6),
Garstang, PR3 1PH
Although students may work on after class, each teaching day is from 10.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.