Ikebana (Japanese-style contemplative flower arrangements.

with June Crow

September 8th—September 10th

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    Price:
  • $175 Program Price
  • $200 Patron Price
  • ($25.00 Material Fee included in each price.)

Discover and cultivate the source of creativity and learn how to express this in flower arranging. Ikebana is a meditative, contemplative understanding of self, nature, space and perception.

The practice began in China over 2000 year ago. When it was introduced and assimilated into Japan, the Japanese word “Ikebana” arose, meaning, “living flowers”. It is a contemplative practice that studies nature as it is. Human beings are part of nature, we are not separate. We follow the same patterns, as does all life on this planet. 

By practicing classical forms, Ikebana teaches us to see the wisdom of nature clearly, which is the same in ourselves and others. The ultimate purpose in Ikebana is not to make pleasant flower arrangements, but to discover joyfulness, work with obstacles, and develop respect for all things animate or inanimate.

Instructor June Crow is a senior Shambhala teacher and student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who introduced the Shambhala community to Ikebana. She has been a long-time practictioner of Ikebana.