Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging
with Shelley Pierce
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 meditation 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.
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.
Enrollees will create their own ikebana arrangements using traditional and free form style techniques.
Ikebana workshops will be given once a month on a Saturday. Please check the program listings page for future workshops.
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!
Class size is limited so we would appreciate your registering online, below.
Prerequisites: None, this program is open to everyone.
Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle.
Our Generosity Policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can. For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a "patron price". Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.