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
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.