Ikebana - The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging

"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
of "I."

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


A Pilgrimage in Japan:
33 Temples of Kannon

by Joan D. Stamm
(to be released in 2018)

"Joan Stamm's spiritual experience fulfills
the four aspects of pilgrimage: seeing into
one's heart, training the mind through
meditation, being gladdened in the
journey, and transforming one's daily life."

     - Eido Frances Carney Roshi, Abbess of
Olympia Zen Center, and author of
Kakurenbo: Or the Whereabouts of Zen
Priest Ryokan
“The author shapes stem, leaf, and
blossom into a dharma of living

—Lin Jensen, author of Bad Dog! and
Together Under One Roof