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IKEBANA and the HAKOMI PRINCIPLES

November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - November 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

$250

WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 10 AM-6 PM and

Sunday, November 20, 10 AM-4 PM

WHERE: Sol Healing and Wellness, 13805 Ann Place, Austin, TX 78728

WHO: Gregory Gaiser, PC, Hakomi Trainer, Organizational Consultant, Sogetsu Ikebana School Teacher

Integrating the Hakomi Principles and Ikebana, the art of Japanese Flower Arranging:

I was first introduced to Hakomi in 1981 in Boulder, Colorado, and was immediately captivated by the gentleness and depth of the method. About that same time, I began to attend Shambhala Training meditation weekends. In addition to the sitting practice, the meditation hall had the most unique and heart-stirring flower arrangements I had ever seen. I learned that this was actually a sophisticated art form called ikebana which was taught through hundreds of distinct Japanese schools.

Over time, I began to understand that there was a great philosophical compatibility betweenHakomi and ikebana. This was not too surprising since Hakomi is deeply rooted in Buddhist and

Taoist thought. Most notably, the Hakomi Principles of Loving Presence, Unity, Non-Violence, Organicity (organic inner wisdom), Holism and Mindfulness all had relevance in the application of ikebana and other Dharma arts.

 

Now, for the first time, I am excited and honored to present a workshop which explores the connection between these two disciplines.  — GREGORY GAISER

Here is what you can expect to experience:

  • Instruction in basic Mindfulness practice
  • Application of Mindfulness in the  exploration of Ikebana
  • Tools for cultivating Loving Presence toward yourself and your self expression
  • Immersion in the Hakomi Principles of Mindfulness, Unity, Organicity (inner intelligence and wisdom), Non-violence and Holism
  • Opportunities to connect with and ground your inspiration and creativity as a therapist
  • A community context which values authenticity, creativity and devotion in
    working in the healing arts
  • New ways of looking at nature
Cost: $250 if registered by November 7; $285 thereafter
All plant materials, containers and scissors will be provided; You will be able to take your flowers home with you.

Cancellations accepted until November 7 minus a 30 % fee.

No refunds after November 10, although you may

send someone in your place.

 

THIS WORKSHOP MEETS THE PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION TO THE COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING IN HAKOMI 

To register: Simply send an email with your contact information to hakomisouthwest@gmail.com
To Pay: send payment through www.paypal.com to hakomisouthwest@gmail.com
or
simply mail a check to:
Hakomi Southwest 
633 W. Dittmar Rd. Austin, TX 78745

Details

Start:
November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
End:
November 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
$250

Venue

Sol Healing and Wellness Center
13805 Ann Pl
Austin , TX 78728 United States
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Phone:
(512) 522-6965
Website:
http://solhealing.com/