Zen Phrase: 一期一会 (ichigo ichie) ~ Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur. – Zen For Life

Zen Phrase: 一期一会 (ichigo ichie) ~ Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur. – Zen For Life

Calligraphy by Tagen Kobayashi, Japan "Ichigo Ichie" - Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur

Calligraphy by Tagen Kobayashi, Japan "Ichigo Ichie" - Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur

This phrase has taught me to cherish each encounter, for “Ichigo Ichie” literally translates to “One encounter, one chance”—meaning every encounter with someone, even a friend whom you see often, should be treated as if it were a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.

This phrase has taught me to cherish each encounter, for “Ichigo Ichie” literally translates to “One encounter, one chance”—meaning every encounter with someone, even a friend whom you see often, should be treated as if it were a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.

“Ichigo-Ichie ” Once-in-a-Lifetime  Ichi-go ichi-e (一期一会, literally “one time, one meeting”) is a Japanese term that describes a cultural concept often linked with famed tea master Sen no Rikyu. The term is often translated as “for this time only,” “never again,” or “one chance in a lifetime.”Ichi-go ichi-e is linked with Zen Buddhism and concepts of transience.

“Ichigo-Ichie ” Once-in-a-Lifetime Ichi-go ichi-e (一期一会, literally “one time, one meeting”) is a Japanese term that describes a cultural concept often linked with famed tea master Sen no Rikyu. The term is often translated as “for this time only,” “never again,” or “one chance in a lifetime.”Ichi-go ichi-e is linked with Zen Buddhism and concepts of transience.

Ichigo ichie =One time, one meeting “Treasure every moment, for it will never recur.”

Ichigo ichie =One time, one meeting “Treasure every moment, for it will never recur.”

Sunday is a ponderous day. Ponder, ponder, ponder. I pondered this Japanese saying – Ichigo Ichie -  "for this time only," "never again," or "one chance in a lifetime." We often forget that this moment we are in right now, is the only moment we need. What my #Tea says to me is filled with the love of "one meeting, one time." Cheers.

Sunday is a ponderous day. Ponder, ponder, ponder. I pondered this Japanese saying – Ichigo Ichie - "for this time only," "never again," or "one chance in a lifetime." We often forget that this moment we are in right now, is the only moment we need. What my #Tea says to me is filled with the love of "one meeting, one time." Cheers.

一期一会 ichigo-ichie: kanji for " Treasure every meeting, for it will never recur."

一期一会 ichigo-ichie: kanji for " Treasure every meeting, for it will never recur."

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