Kalapa Ikebana Winter 2019

with Donna West

February 23rd—March 2nd

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  • $100.00 Program Price

The basic purpose of ikebana is opening to and expressing the sacredness, natural harmony and order of the world.  By arranging branches, flowers, greenery, container and water, we can express this connection beautifully and simply with a sense of elegance and gentleness.   Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche                                                                                                

Registration is limited to 10 students. 
Program Cost $100 includes branches and flowers, teacher honorarium and contribution to the center.  Individual classes cost $25. Please let Donna know by the Wednesday before if you will attend an individual class.

DO NOT pay online.  Instead, payment will be made directly to the teacher at the first class (either by cash or check). This simplifies the process of buying fresh materials for each class.

Kalapa Ikebana was founded by Chogyam Trungpa  as a contemplative practice of expressing gentleness and elegance through the art of flower arrangement. It is a quiet practice of mindfulness allowing the student to experience harmony with nature and one’s perception. The process of arranging flowers and other materials allows the free expression of our true nature.

Donna has taught Kalapa Ikebana (KI) at the center since 2014 as well as practicums at the Naropa University and beginning students at KI and had been active on the KI Steering Committee for many years. She has exhibited in SDMA Art Alive shows, International Ikebana shows and Sogetsu Ikebana shows.

If you can offer the full program tuition, that is what we request. If it is possible for you to offer more than the stated amount, please do so as it allows us to make these programs available to those who may not have do not.  If, after contemplating this policy, you feel the tuition presents an obstacle please contact the program coordinator by email.  Put Kalapa Ikebana in the subject line and we will work with you to set a different amount.