Even Nitsche, who learned to drink mate from his sister, said that the men life finishes with the hyperactivity if one removes all the elements of contemplation from it:

“Aus Mangel an Ruhe läuft unsere Zivilisation in eine neue Barbarei aus. Zu keiner Zeit haben die Tätigen, das hei?t die Ruhelosen, mehr gegolten.
Es gehört deshalb zu den notwendigen Korrekturen, welche man am Charakter der Menscheit vornehmen muss, das beschaluiche Element in großen Masse zu verstärken.”

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“For lack of rest our civilization running in a new barbarism. At no time have the people, that is the Restless, considered more. It is therefore among the necessary corrections, which you have to make to the character of humankind, to reinforce the element contemplation in large mass. “

Nitzsche, Menschliches, Allzumenschliches I.Kritische Gesamtausabe, 4. Abteilung, Bd.2,Berlin 1967, S.236.


A Mate circle is an instrument to get to know people, find similarities, bond and develop trust. Originally an indigenous ritual to welcome new-bees, the mate drinking circle was used to foster communication in a deeper level. As a daily habit it is a ritual that fosters contemplation and peace!

Meta Mate offeres in Berlin an introduction to yerba mate, erva mate and meta mate circles both to private or as a team building for organisations. For more information please click below or follow the link .

Details on Mate Circles from Meta Mate

A short introduction on history of mate is given followed by a DIY session teaching the preparation of 3 different mates and explaning the differences between monoculture vs. wild, industrial vs. artisanal, Argentinean, Uruguayan, Paraguayan and Brazilian mates. Learn how to drink Mate the traditional way out of a cuia (mate cup) and bomba (straw) and receive a short explanation on the history of Club-Mate and the hacker brause movement in Germany. An hour is recommended to enjoy the Mate Workshop, and can be open-end according to arrangements. This is suitable from 3 to 20 people. Fabrício is experienced in Creative Tools for Innovation Management and Team building and can by request guide the Mate circle with this focus if request. 10€ /Person, and snacks and bottled drinks can be ordered to it.

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