Introduction to Ikebana/Kado: The Contemplative Art of Flower Arranging
March 1–3, 2013
The practice of Ikebana awakens our delight for the natural beauty found in this world and teaches us that everyone has the instinct, gentleness, and courage of artistic talent. As we place each stem we are expressing our innate wisdom and humanity. Perception deepens as we look longer, use less, notice the space, and bring our attention back to this moment. Hana-kokoro – flower heart/mind – reawakens the inherent life and appreciation within humans and nature. Join us to learn basic patterns of harmony as we work with branches, flowers, water, space, attentiveness, intuition and elegance.
Tuition includes materials.
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“If you come to this program, be ready to play, to look at the lines and curves of stems, to sit in silence, and to encounter a universe of creative expression speaking through traditional forms.” Click here to read full ikebana post.
Alexandra Shenpen, PhD, Sensei, has studied Ikebana/Kado through Kalapa Ikebana and the Sogetsu School of Japan over the last 25 years. She teaches extensively at Naropa University, meditation centers and public venues locally and abroad, and is a psychotherapist in private practice. She recently passed the master teacher (Riji) exam through Sogetsu Ryu in Tokyo.
Financial aid is available for this program.