Tea for Teachers
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Title: Tea for Teachers
Unit: Any/Taking our Seat
Grade Level: All
Duration: Initial 20-minute introduction; then 5 minutes once per week
Tags: Turning the wheel of the dharma, humility, beauty, tea, service, ceremony, reverence
This lesson was created at the Middle Way School of the Hudson Valley in 2021 and became incorporated into the weekly dharma assemblies. After students learned about tea, every week one student had a turn at bringing a cup of tea to their teacher before the story time began. This is a very popular ritual at the school.
Who teaches us? Why and how can we show our respect to our teachers?
And Then? Why is this important?
This lesson helps students develop a habit of respect for the process of receiving teachings, reciprocity, respect for elders. This eventually connects to the concept of lineage and the guru-shishya—learning from masters.
Lesson Objectives: Students will…
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