More specifically, the above points entail:
Studying the Japanese Tea Ceremony (chanoyu) makes the practitioner’s everyday life more fulfilling, and rewards the practitioner with moments of tranquility, stillness, and quietude for
In the midst of the tranquility of the tearoom one finds the spirit of the samurai of the Warring States Period (Sengoku). Ueda Sōko and his contemporaries lived each day with ferocious purpose.
The values of the samurai are very relevant for our times. Living with emphasis on the present moment, maintaining spiritual stability, quietude for the mind, and developing artistic expression are the highest values; and values one develops in the practice of the chanoyu of the samurai.