Kalapa Ikebana in the Park (Outdoors)

with Donna West

April 17th—June 5th

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    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

    This program will take place at the Torrey Del Mar Neighborhood Park. https://goo.gl/maps/hU7oCK1Y7e9s7zCN7

    Registration is limited to 10 students. To register, please email Donna at [email protected].  
    Program Cost $75 for the series and includes branches and flowers, teacher honorarium and contribution to the center.  Please let Donna know by the Wednesday (April 14th) before if you will attend the series. Beginners are encouraged to take all 3 classes. If you want to attend an individual class, please notify Donna by the Wednesday before.

    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 be able to pay the full amount.  If, after contemplating this policy, you feel the tuition presents an obstacle please contact Donna by email.  Put Kalapa Ikebana in the subject line and we will work with you to set a different amount.