An Introduction to Ikebana

with Jay Wohlen

August 15th—August 19th (2017)

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  • $30 Program Price
  • $40 Patron Price

Ikebana is the contemplative practice of expressing gentleness and elegance through the art of simple flower arrangement. The word “Ikebana” literally means “give life to flowers”. This art form began in 11th century Japan when flowers were presented in shrines and temples.

Kalapa Ikebana was initiated by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1970s to promote the study and practice of Ikebana as a contemplative meditation practice.

Much more than just arranging flowers, this practice mirrors the sacredness in the mind of the arranger, both in the arrangement and in the experience of the observer. Through this art form, students learn to train their perceptions to open to the harmony and natural order of the world.

August 15: Tuesday Introductory Talk
Sitting at 7; Tea at 7:45; Talk at 8:00 pm
Suggested donation: $10

August 19: Saturday Hands on Class
11:30 am -3:30 pm

Saturday session open to all, includes all materials.
$30 registration, includes Tuesday talk donation.