Kalapa Ikebana - All - level Workshop

with Stephane Bedard

August 11th (2017)

Date details +
  • $110 Program Price
  • $125 Patron Price
  • $100 Reduced Price
  • ($25.00 Material Fee included in each price.)
Room: 1st Floor Meditation Hall
Program Registration is Closed.

Ikebana is the Japanese art and contemplative practice of flower arrangement. Dating back to the 6th century, Ikebana helps us connect to the present moment as a ‘meditation in action’.

The program will consist of demonstrations and hands-on practice in a small group, under the close guidance of Kalapa Ikebana Master Stéphane Bédard.

Those who wish to try Ikebana for the first time and seasoned Ikebana students are welcome.

Please note: Participants should bring clippers suitable to cut for branches and flowers. Please bring containers (at least 2 low vases of 11-12 inch diameter and 1 inch and ½ height) and 2 kenzans or flower frogs (2 inch diameter min.).

Register early! This Workshop is limited to 16 participants. 

Prerequisites: None. Everyone welcome

Dates and times: Friday August 11 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lunch will not be provided, participants are welcome to bring a lunch and eat at the centre. 

Pricing and generosity: We are unable to offer the "pay what you can afford" option for this class because of the limited number of participants. Please email [email protected] if you absolutley cannot afford the reduced price.  

About Stéphane:  Stéphane Bédard, a student of the renowned Ikebana master Seibi Watanabe Sensei, has been teaching Ikebana since 1987. Within the international Shambhala Buddhist Community, he teaches Shambhala Art Workshops, the Way of Shambhala Levels, and holds the title of Kalapa Ikebana Master Instructor. He lives in Montreal, and regularly travels to teach, including to Nova Scotia, where he has a number of dedicated students. Stephane is the writer or advisor of four Dharma Art Short films and two videos Born in a Broken Heart  and Celebrating the Life and Art of Seibi Watanabe Sensei