Like Zazen and calligraphy, the experience of tea ceremony also provides an opportunity for calming the mind and emotional awareness. However, it also includes the element of connection with others. Tea ceremony is not just a unique way to prepare and drink green tea. Following the set movements of the procedure helps you to be aware of your physical and mental condition (effortless action in Daoism). Also, you attempt to understand the emotions and conditions of the other participants using pure experience, rather than words. The processes help you to connect with others on a much deeper level. During the session, the simple act of making a bowl of tea becomes a silent expression of kindness.