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From a Teacher’s View to a Student’s Experience

Transitioning from kakei, the basics of shin, soe and hikae, to freestyle arranging and design. Emphasis on nageire. Special focus on encouraging both active and inactive Ikebanists with any level of teacher’s certificate. Materials and professional downloadable photograph are provided.

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From a Teacher’s View to a Student’s Experience
From a Teacher’s View to a Student’s Experience

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22 apr 2023, 13:30 – 17:30 MDT

The Boulder Shambhala Centre , 1345 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

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Event Organized by Kalapa Ikebana Society - joining heaven and earth restores the life-giving spark between human and nature.

"If as artists, we never give up, we can have an effect on the rest of the world."

—-Chogyam Trungpa, founder of Kalapa Ikebana (Society)

When buying your ticket, there is an option for ordering signed copies of Ilse's books, Inspiring Ikebana and Exploring Ikebana.  The copy will be provided at the workshop.  Materials and professional downloadable photograph are provided.


Ilse Beunen | Sogetsu Ikebana Teacher

Ilse's mission is to inspire, educate, and empower people to connect with nature and express themselves through the creative art of ikebana, thereby facilitating a deeper understanding of self and the world around us.

Ilse studied landscape design in Belgium. Her Sogetsu ikebana career began when she moved to Japan in 1989 for 11 years. She became a teacher in 1997 and opened her Antwerp studio in 2000 upon her return to Belgium.   She has her 1st-grade Jonin-Somu teaching certificate and received the 90th Anniversary Commemorative Overseas Akane Teshigahara award. She is known for her weekly newsletters, amazing teaching videos online, and ikebana books. 


1:30 PM: Arrival/check-in

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Workshop


  • Containers are available on loan if you wish
  • Please bring scissors, kenzans, and a flower bucket to the workshop. The organizers will provide kenzans, containers, and flower buckets upon request for attendees flying in. If you need these materials, please email Alexandra Shenpen at in advance.
  • Each participant will receive a professional downloadable photograph of their arrangement
  • Materials are provided

Organiser:   Alexandra Shenpen, Kalapa Ikebana Society,


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