IKEBANA: The Art of Flowers in Brunswick

with Shastri Ellen Rook

May 5th

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  • $100 Sustaining
  • $115 Patron
  • ($25.00 Material Fee included in each price.)
Room: Brunswick

IKEBANA:The Art of Flowers

May 5th, 2018- 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM

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. 

Saturday- Instruction and Practice

More detailed information to come!

FMI Contact Joy Kish at [email protected]

Additional Materials fee: $25.00

Space in class is limited. Please register soon.



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 recently retired after years of working 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.


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The Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center is funded solely by your membership and program donations. Thank you for your generosity as you consider what you can pay for each program at our Center. We strive to price our programs in a way that accurately reflects the financial need of our Center and the cost to us of producing the program.

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 For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.