Ikebana: A Contemplative Practice

Such a simple thing — to walk, to notice growing things, to cut a branch, greenery, flowers, select a vase, then sit down with a clean bowl of water, lay down a cloth for trimmings, and begin to look at what is there. It is said that this ancient art-form began in exactly this way. 


Buddhist Calligraphy Masters Short Video

Buddhist Calligraphy Masters Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Tai Situ Rinpoche, and Maezumi Roshi create calligraphies for exhibitions and fundraising over the years. Video compiled by Shambhala Art International.

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Ikebana Demonstration – Sogetsu School, Classic Style

Ikebana demonstration of a classic-style arrangement in the Sogetsu tradition.


How to Make a Bowl of Matcha

Introduction to matcha (Japanese powdered tea) and how to make a great bowl of matcha. Demonstration by Michael Ricci, Urasenke Tea Instructor, Boulder, CO.


Video: Learning to Meditate

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche guides us in basic meditation practice. … [Read More]


Tonglen: The Practice of Giving and Taking

Tonglen, literally “giving and taking,” is a Tibetan practice for … [Read More]


Celtic Piggy Maze

Even on paper, this exercise has a calm, grounding effect. Help the … [Read More]


Family Meditation: The Art of Abiding Peacefully Together

As parents we teach our children to care for their bodies by brushing … [Read More]