an opportunity to learn
IKEBANA is a style of flower arrangement that the Japanese developed and have
appreciated for centuries. The rules of ikebana were discovered and established through
over 550 years of observing nature and the manner in which plants grow. It is used as a
spiritual “path” or “way” in which students learn to meditate and examine the concept of
self through flowers. Zen masters teach ikebana as a technique for restoring inner harmony.
It can also be used as a method for learning Japanese traditions and culture.
The Art of Japanese-Zen Flower Arranging
Berkeley 2016 Class Schedule
Shoka classes are two hour classes and are usually held  2nd and 4th Tuesdays and Saturdays of
the month. The morning classes start at 10:00 AM and end at 12:00 noon. The afternoon classes
start at 1:00 PM  and end at 3:00 PM for both days.
Each class is $30.00 and the fee is due at the beginning of the month.
There are no Saturday classes when there is a National holiday on the following Monday.

The dates we  have classes  in 2016 are:

1/26,  2/09, 23  3/08, 22, 4/12, 26, 5/10, 24, 6/14, 28, 7/12, 26, 8/09, 23, 9/20, 10/25, and 12/13

1/ 23, 2/13, 27, 3/12, 26, 4/09, 23, 5/14, 28, 6/11, 25, 7/09, 23, 8/13, 27, 9/10, 24, 10/22,  and 12/10
Rikaa classes are four hours. They start at 10:00 AM and end at 2:00 PM.   This is an advanced
class. Each class is $50.00 and you can sign up for as many as you want.  You need to bring
your own lunch or snacks in addition to your flowers. You don't necessarily have to stay the entire 4
hours. You may leave whenever you want.

The dates we  have classes in 2016 are:
1/16, 2/06, 20,  3/05, 19,  4/02, 16, 6/04, 18, 8/06,  9/17,  10/01, 15, 11/05, 19,  and 12/3
All Berkeley classes will be held at Ikebana Dojo at 3012 King Street, Berkeley California 94703.
Flowers are not included for the classes. You must bring your own materials.
For additional information or registration call
Ikebana Dojo (510) 845-1634 or e-mail to