In this short film directed by and starring Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, he demonstrates the art of oriental design, calligraphy, flower arrangement, and object placement in preparing an environmental art exhibit at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art in 1981.
The film will be followed directly by live ikebana performance art by Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen. Canadian born, Alexandra has been studying ikebana/kado through Kalapa Ikebana & Sogetsu School for over 25 years. In 2012 she was awarded the highest rank of teacher in the Sogetsu School of ikebana, known as Riji, indicating mastery. Shenpen Sensei was appointed a Master Instructor for Kalapa Ikebana (founded by Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche emphasizing a contemplative approach of nonaggression in the creative process), and an Artist to the Kalapa Court by Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche.