Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging
- Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre
- 2280 Balmoral Rd, Tatamagouche, NS, B0K 1V0
- Sep 7, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018 (3 days)
- Lodge - Single Room - CAD $530.00 Lodge - Double Room - CAD $460.00 Lodge - Couple Room - CAD $460.00 Lodge - Triple Room - CAD $440.00 Drala Cabin single occupancy - CAD $510.00 Drala Cabin double occupancy - CAD $440.00…
Ikebana is the Japanese art and contemplative practice of flower arranging dating back to the 6th century. As a “meditation in action,” Ikebana helps us connect to the present moment and wakes up our sense perceptions. Ikebana arrangements are both beautiful and thought-provoking, and practitioners of this ancient discipline experience it as profound, enriching, and deeply satisfying.
The Art of Ikebana retreat is a Kalapa Ikebana program, which means it is based on Shambhala Art principles. The program will consist of demonstrations and hands-on practice under the close guidance of Ikebana Master Stéphane Bédard. Instructions and guidance will be tailored to the participant’s level of knowledge, so you are welcome to attend whether you are a beginner or seasoned Ikebana student.
Please note: Participants should bring clippers. If possible, also please bring containers (10 to 12 inches in diameter) and kenzans (2 inch diameter minimum).
You will be able to take your arrangements with you and reconstruct them at home, so it would be preferable to have your own containers. However, Dorje Denma Ling does have limited quantities on hand if you do not have access to suitable containers.
There is a strict limit on the number of participants for this program, so register early if you intend to come!