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Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging (class held at Fairhaven Library)
July 20 / 11:00 AM - July 20 / 1:00 PM
Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. Classes are offered every third Saturday, 11 a.m., at Fairhaven Library and are not affiliated with Bellingham Shambhala Center. Materials and tools are provided for a minimal cost.
To reserve a place in the class, please contact Instructor: Charles@hanadesignikebana.com
Ikebana, the traditional Japanese Way of Arranging Flowers has its origins in Shinto, where arrangements were made as shrine offerings. Currently there are many schools of Ikebana. Kalapa Ikebana, initiated by the found of Shambhala, Chögyam Trungpa, mixes the traditional teachings of Ikebana and contemplative meditation practice. Training in joining heaven, earth and man is very explicit in Ikebana: one is dealing with space and form and the three main elements which can be put together in eight different ways or variations.
By creating an environment which allows us to pay attention to our sense perceptions in a non-aggressive way, we are connecting with sacred world.