Sheila Walters Matsuda
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
PEACE BUILDER BIOGRAPHY
I have practiced Chado (The Way of Tea) since 1974 when I began a life-long study of Chado at the Urasenke Kyoto headquarters. As we practice in Chado, I try to see when I look, to hear when I listen, and to feel each moment and the overall environment of each moment with my heart. Each moment happens only once; we strive to fully embrace each moment. These beliefs ground my work in peace education.
DAILY PEACE ACTION
Choose any activity (washing dishes, sweeping, gardening, taking a walk) and mindfully do only that. Look at what’s in your hand…and see it; listen to and hear the sounds around you; notice what can smell; feel any textures; notice if you taste anything; acknowledge how you feel during this process.