Chadö Will Soon be Included in Pacific Buddhist Academy’s Required Curriculum
Kristen Nemoto Jay
Special to The Hawai‘i Herald
Today’s millennials can often be found with their heads buried in their laptop computers or mesmerized with their thumb-happy smartphone devices. So words such as “silence” or “mindfulness” in a classroom setting are often totally foreign to them.
That’s changing at the Pacific Buddhist Academy, the only Jodo Shinshu Buddhist high school in North America, where the “social media generation” is breaking away from their electronic devices and learning how to be “still” by participating in the formal Japanese practice of preparing and serving tea. The practice is known as chadö, the way of tea.
The course is proving to be an asset in the students’ curriculum.