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Together at the Teahouse


Compilation by Dan Huan


More than 1,300 guests celebrated the opening of Bodhi Meditation’s first teahouse, Cha Xiang Zhai, on November 18, 2017. Located on the 4th floor of 1 Shamelin Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this lovely teahouse hosted vibrant festivities, including a lion dance, to the great delight of the excited crowd.

A Haven for All

This teahouse is a place for Bodhi Meditation’s practitioners to get together with the general public. Everyone who gathers here has the opportunity to bask in the peace and warmth of a happy family.

We aim to cultivate good eating habits by serving healthful fare. There is a selection of teas including organic pu-erh, dark oolong, high-mountain tea, Oriental Beauty, and fruit tea, among others.

Guests can indulge in walnut biscuits, dried fruits, sandwiches, cold noodles, bibimbap, Chinese dim sum, and other simple, tasty dishes. Only the best and most nourishing ingredients are used, and great efforts are put into preparing the food.

Decorated with wooden furniture, the interior is both elegant and comfortable. The lush plants, soothing lighting and meditation music create a deeply tranquil atmosphere. A range of conveniences are available, such as free wireless Internet connection, outlets for charging phones, and even VIP rooms with quality sound systems which are ideal for meetings. The various meditation paintings, decorative pieces, elegant tea accessories, artifacts, and books, serve to put you in a refined and artistic environment.

Buying and Donating for Charity

The New Year Carnival was held on January 13, 2018. The quiet aisle in front of the teahouse was transformed into a bustling place with over 30 stalls selling a variety of products. These included, among many others, Korean honey citron tea, Chinese red dates and chestnuts, Taiwanese guavas, Vietnamese spring rolls, and Malaysia’s mushrooms. It was a day that buzzed with happy celebration.

Many New Year decorations were also on sale that day. Most popular were traditional items such as bright-red lanterns, exquisite cutleries, festive attire, and decorative ornaments. The stalls were overflowing with wares.

The stallholders had committed to donating 10 percent of their proceeds to the Bodhi Meditation Charity Fund. Bringing warmth to people in need was foremost in everyone’s mind.

Only the Best

During the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2018, guests savored tasty, preservative-free mooncakes blessed by Grandmaster JinBodhi. For lotus-paste-filled mooncakes, the best lotus seeds from Hunan, China were used to make the paste. Sweeteners that promote balanced blood sugar helped make the treats wholesome.

At Medicine Buddha’s Birthday Blessing on October 28, 2018, exquisite tea sets proved popular with buyers. Yixing or purple sand clay teapots were especially loved.

Cha Xiang Zhai is a place for everyone to gather and relax, a cozy venue where people can share the many benefits of Bodhi Meditation. In the midst of a bustling city, this teahouse offers a cup of peace for mind and body.


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