Tranquility With Tea
Once again and by overwhelming popular request … S.T.A.R. Friend, Steve Willis, will help us experience how flowers and the arrangement of Ikebana are transformed into the poetic language of the heart. If you haven’t experienced this service, please make plans to join us and if you have … you know just how magical this evening will be for everyone!
Ikebana is an ancient Japanese art that has it origin in Buddhism. It is the practice of arranging flowers or plant materials in silence, in a way that encourages us to pause, think and create … as part of a contemplative meditation.
Unlike conventional flower arrangements, which emphasize the color and bloom of different types of flowers set in a vase, Ikebana pays attention to the overall line and form of all plant material used and emphasizes minimalism and asymmetry.
As a spiritual art, Ikebana is guided by a deeper philosophy of bringing the sacred relationship between nature and humanity together in a flower pot. Requiring more effort and intent than cramming a bunch of your grandmother’s daisies into a vase, the disciplined art form of Ikebana symbolizes the joining of heaven, earth, and humanity.