“The author shapes stem, leaf, and blossom into a dharma of living beauty.”
—Lin Jensen, author of Bad Dog! and Together Under One Roof

"In this subtle arrangement of real
life and ancient teachings, Joan
Stamm shows how attention to a
single flower reveals ageless
wisdom.  A loving tribute to a living

—Karen Maezen Miller, author of Momma Zen

"This is a gentle book, beautiful
and meditative, that goes right to
the heart of ikebana.  It is a book
that I will recommend to my
students to take their
understanding to a different

—Diane Norman, author of Ikebana: A
Fresh Look at Japanese Flower Arranging
"Whether bold or delicate, bright, bawdy, or
barely there, the point is to become absorbed
into the deep essence of the flower, to feel its
energy and pulse, to forget the self, to gaze into
the heart of a living thing and lose your sense
of "I."

From Heaven and Earth are Flowers: Reflections on
Ikebana and Buddhism
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Ikebana photos by Derk Jager.  All images and text are copyright protected - © 2010.

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IKEBANA: the Art of Japanese Flower Arranging