Program Details

Ikebana: The Contemplative Art of Flowers


with Alexandra Shenpen
April 20 / 9:00 AM - April 18 / 9:00 PM

Ikebana: The Contemplative Art of Flowers


With Alexandra Shenpen


April 18–20, 2014


Tuition $195 + 2 nights



Delight in the natural beauty of our world and awaken your gentleness, courage, and artistic instinct. Through the practice of Ikebana, the placement of each stem becomes an expression of our innate wisdom and humanity. As we look longer, our perception deepens and we bring forth Hana-kokoro, or flower heart/mind, the inherent appreciation and life between humans and nature. During this enriching retreat, we will work attentively with branches, flowers, water, and greenery to celebrate our connection to the natural world and create elegant, awake space. New, returning, and longtime Ikebana students welcome.


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