Program Details

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging

with Shelley Pierce
December 18 / 6:30 PM - December 18 / 9:00 PM

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala.
Kalapa Ikebana, elucidated by the great mediation master and artist, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, mixes these traditional teachings with mindfulness awareness practice. Training in joining heaven, earth and humanity, class participants create art that shows no separation between the artist and the viewer of the arrangement. The environment has been changed.

Seasoned instructor Shelley Pierce has been a certified teacher of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana since 1990, and also teaches Kalapa Ikebana, having studied with Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. Participants of her classes have experienced an informative, creative process often ending with spontaneous haikus!

Flower materials provided. Attendees may bring their own low container, and kenzan (frog) clippers (or these materials can be borrowed from the Center). If you feel inspired to bring a branch or two, please do so.

Class size is limited.

Prerequisites: None, this program is open to everyone.

Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle.

Questions? Please contact Shelley Pierce. For information about our registration and generosity (program discount) policies, please check our Program Policies and FAQs page.

Registration: Please register online below. After submitting your registration, you'll have an opportunity to pay online by clicking the "PayPal" button, which lets you pay by credit or debit card (it is not necessary to have a PayPal account). If you can pay online at the time of registration, please do so -- it really simplifies things for us. Note that in the event that a program fills up, we cannot hold your space in the program unless we've received your payment, or unless you've contacted us to make other arrangements.  For further details, see our Program Policies and FAQs page.

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