16th gen scroll

 

This calligraphy done by Iemoto Zabosai, the sixteenth Grand Master, illustrates the four principles of Chanoyu:

Harmony
Respect
Purity
Tranquility

 

Membership in the Urasenke Tea Ceremony Society

Urasenke Tea Ceremony Society is the non-profit, support organization of the Urasenke Chanoyu Center. It is dedicated to the promotion and understanding of the Way of Tea through activities such as lecture/demonstrations and classes in tea procedures as are offered at the Urasenke Chanoyu Center. Contributions are important in maintaining reasonable fees for services to school groups as well as individuals.

Anyone wishing to promote the understanding of Chanoyu can become a member of the Urasenke Tea Ceremony Society. Contributions are tax deductible as permitted by law. It is important that all students become members of the Society, at least up to the certificate level at which they are studying tea. Non-students may donate at any level. Please give generously. Without these contributions, and a large subsidy from the Urasenke Foundation of Kyoto, we would not be able to continue our services.

Membership Categories
Upon availability, members of all categories are entitled to take tea classes and to attend tea events at the Center, as well as use the Center library. Membership is renewable annually.

Introductory
$25 Entitles member to take tea classes at the Center, upon availability, for the first year of study.

Continuing
$50 Entitles student/member to continue tea classes beyond the first year of study.

Supporting
$100 Entitles student/member to continue tea classes at the Konarai level of study.

Contributing
$200 Entitles student/member to continue tea classes at the Shikaden level of study.

Sustaining
$300 Entitles student/member to continue tea classes at the Daisu level of study.

Patron
$700 and above Entitles student/member to continue tea classes at any level, with appropriate certification. One free publication per year. Admission to all events at no charge.

 

Membership Application Form
Click here to download a PDF file version of the membership application.

Contributions are tax deductible as permitted by law. Please make the check payable to Urasenke Tea Ceremony Society, Inc. Send it with the application form to:

Urasenke Chanoyu Center
153 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021

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