Kalapa Ikebana with Lisa Stanley
- Date: Sat., December 17, 2011
- Time: 1pm - 4:30pm
- Location: Portland Shambhala Center, 1110 Alder St., Suite #203, Portland, OR 97214
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Ikebana, the traditional Japanese Way of Arranging Flowers, has its origins in Shinto and Buddhism, where
arrangements were made as shrine offerings. Kalapa Ikebana was initiated by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
to promote the study and practice of ikebana as a contemplative meditation practice. As a Shambhala Art
form, ikebana is a genuine expression of the sacredness of the world which arises from non-aggression and
profound appreciation. Working with mindfulness practices, we quiet the mind in order to perceive the
world with clarity. This allows us to experience and express that sacredness - joining “Heaven, Earth and Man.”
Lisa Stanley was introduced to the practice of ikebana as an assistant to Chögyam Trungpa for his 1981 "Dharma Art" installation in
San Francisco. Since that time she has trained with Sogetsu Ikebana teachers in the United States and at the Sogetsu Kaikan in Tokyo. Ms. Stanley has also been a practicing artist, fine arts teacher and meditator for over 30 years. She teaches “Shambhala Art” nationally.
Register at: portland.shambala.org