Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.
Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing towards the future.
Thich Nat Hahn
Founder in 1966 of the Order of Interbeing, and one of the most influential Buddhist teachers to operate in the West, he evolved the practice of ‘Engaged Buddhism’, which combines meditation and political action (all washed down with a nice cup of tea).