Program Details

Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging) Fall Class Series

with Lisa Stanley
September 21 / 1:30 PM - December 7 / 4:30 PM

Price: $100.00 (flowers not included)

Patron Price: $125.00

The $100.00 cost of the series is based on participants providing their own flowers.  For an additional $40.00 flowers will be provided for the series (recommended for beginners).

Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging, was introduced by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (the founder of Shambhala and a Sogetsu ikebana teacher) to his students as a contemplative practice. ikebana offers a path for the genuine expression of our experience of the world arising from non-aggression and profound appreciation. Working with mindfulness as we practice we are able to settle the mind in order to perceive with clarity. We begin by learning the forms which join the principles of "Heaven, Earth and Human".

Each class will include short periods of meditation (instruction provided); progressive lessons in ikebana; viewing of class arrangements and Q&A. We will set up and clean up together. Open to ALL Levels (continuing students will proceed with more advanced lessons).

Lisa Stanley was introduced to ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) as an assistant to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche during his 1981 "Dharma Art" installation in San Francisco. Trungpa Rinpoche studied with Stella Coe, an internationally known master teacher of the Sogetsu School. Since that time Ms. Stanley continued her training with Sogetsu Ikebana teachers in the United States and Japan, and is a certified teacher. She teaches ikebana as a mindfulness practice, and way to mix heart, mind and flowers.

Ms. Stanley is also a Senior Teacher of the Shambhala Art curriculum, and a Nalanda Miksang (Tibetan "Good Eye") Contemplative Photography teacher.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Abbey Pleviak.

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