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IKEBANA: The Art of Flowers in Brunswick with Shastri Ellen Rook

Japanese flower arranging, also called Ikebana, can be practiced as a contemplative art. Under the guidance of Ellen Rook, students learn to create flower arrangements and experience IKEBANA as a creative and meditative dance with nature, space, and perception. Like meditation, IKEBANA teaches us to really look at and work with what is before us.


April 28th—April 29th, 2017

Fri April 28th: 7:00pm-9:00pm – Demonstration
Sat April 29th: 8:30am-4:00pm – Instruction and Practice

For more information: https://brunswickmaine.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=285820


Shastri Ellen Rook encountered the Shambhala teachings in upstate New York in 1980. She has studied with both Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. For many years, Shastri Rook served as Director of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany, and was appointed by Sakyong Mipham to the position of Shastri, or senior teacher, in 2012. Married with three adult daughters, she works in the Information Technology field as a Director of Application Development for the State of New York. She enjoys gardening, writing poetry, jogging, flower arranging and was recently authorized as a teacher in the Sogetsu ikebana tradition.

Japan Related Events and Opportunities in Maine – JASM’s Presentation at PortCon Maine 2015


Erin, Dori, & Shannon at PortCon Maine 2015
Erin, Dori, & Shannon at PortCon Maine 2015

To all the attendees who came to our presentation at PortCon Maine on Saturday,  June 27th — thank you!!

It was an exciting opportunity for us and we were happy to share information and answer questions. For those interested in learning more about any the events, opportunities, and organizations we mentioned, please check out the slides from our presentation, Japan Related Events and Opportunities in Maine.

If anyone has any questions, please let us know!