Double Tea Potting

Imagine my delight when this wonderful statue came to visit last evening. It stands 20 inches high and was found in a dustbin. A genuine 1950’s Bugs Bunny statue standing in the classic double teapot stance, hands rolled up and placed on hips.

As a younger monk I was pulled up for double tea potting while trying to get across a point to the head cook. There is also single tea potting, if the point being made is just a minor one. I was completely unaware of this stance and have since wondered if it helps get the point across more forcefully, or not. I have my doubts.

It was too good an opportunity to miss. A practical joke in the rabbit infested garden. Many of us saw the funny side…

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4 thoughts on “Double Tea Potting”

  1. This “double tea pot is an assertive piece of body language but it need not necessarily be aggresive. With Bug’s Bunny all he seems to be saying is, “Whats up Doc?” You gotta have laugh now and again.

  2. He’s so cute! It’s difficult to explain, but watching him stand in a typical English garden surrounded by stone hedges and in a Soto Zen monastry is truly an international joke and such a delight! I really like it.

  3. If I made the rules every monastery would have one. I guess it’s pretty obvious that I’m not making the rules.

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