On the 22th of September inmates of the Panevezys Correction House, participating in the project „Taste of freedom“, gathered together for a warm and interesting afternoon event called „Tea drinking traditions“.
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1. TTeeaa ddrriinnkkiinngg ttrraaddiittiioonnss 22 September 2014 Panevezys Correction House
2. On the 22th of September inmates of the Panevezys Correction House, participating in the project Taste of freedom, gathered together for a warm and interesting afternoon event called Tea drinking traditions. Herbalist Mrs. Dal Petraitien and Mr. Antanas Skindzera, master of tea drinking traditions, offerred their help in organizing this event. They talked about tea drinking ceremonies, when various specific texts are read in order to stop thinking ant keeping mind here and now. The guests told the prisoners about the beginning of tea drinking traditions in China and how those traditions made a huge influence on various cultures ant customs. According to Mr. Antanas Skindzera, during the tea drinking ceremony all titles ant weapons were left outside the door and all attention was concentrated in tea drinking philosophy and self-analysis. All feelings, such as vision, touch, taste, sense of smell ant hearing, are very strong and active during the ceremony. What do we all need, is to take some time for ourselves, for silence, for being here and now... During this tea drinking event inmates had a possibility to taste tea of healing herbs (nettle and mint) and to relax, concentrate ant calm their mind.