Family Tea Light Ceremony
November 22, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00
Kick-A-Thon to Benefit Morgan Wait begins at 5:30
Dewey’s Martial Arts Academy aims to connect its students and affiliates to the origins of traditional Martial Arts and to enter into bushido. This goal is achieved by the integration of Zen meditation into every student’s practice. The practice of meditation has no religious overtones or content. However, it is an essential counterpart to hard physical training. Today, the bushido spirit remains applicable to each individual’s development. Karate training seeks to develop a “non-quitting” or “bushido” spirit in each student. No matter what the obstacle or difficulty – emotional, physical, or financial – we want students to feel that they can overcome it. The sincere practice of karate can impress this idea into the spirit. This is the modern interpretation of bushido.
The purpose of the Tea Light Ceremony is to help remind ourselves of the blessings we have and enjoy in today’s lifestyles. Through this practice of meditation, each participant will be asked to just sit and breathe and reflect on their blessings.
With these goals in place, we hope you and your family will join us at this year’s Tea Light Ceremony following our Kick -A -Thon to benefit Morgan Wait, a second degree black belt that was recently critically injured in an accident. Please join us this year to help support Morgan as announced in the dojo. She desperately needs our help.
I have always enjoyed sharing the true spirit of the Holiday Season with students and families. Being thankful and sharing
what we have and giving to others that are in need. After the meditation, we share our thoughts, recount our blessings with each other and then follow with a pot luck meal. Please feel free to bring a dish to share.
Please bring a tea light and a tea light holder with you to the ceremony. We will have a limited supply if you do not bring one.
Thank you for your continuous support and friendships.
Shihan Brian Dewey