Kado – Rigden School of Ikebana with Marcia Wang Shibata

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

March 6th—March 8th

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  • $175.00 Program Price
  • $200.00 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrine Room

Discover and cultivate the source of creativity, and learn how to express that in flower arranging. Kado is a meditative, contemplative understanding of self, nature, space and perception.

Kado, “The Way of Flowers”, began in China over 2000 years ago, and was later introduced into Japan, where the word Ikebana, “living flowers” arose. Kado is a contemplative practice that studies nature as it is. Human beings are part of nature and follow the same patterns, as does all life on this planet. Kado students simultaneously study the human condition when working with natural materials from the earth.

By practicing classical Ikebana forms, Kado teaches us to see the wisdom of nature clearly, which is the same in ourselves and others. The ultimate purpose in Kado is not to make pleasant flower arrangements, but to discover joyfulness, work with obstacles, and develop respect for all things animate or inanimate.

Marcia Wang Shibata is a Master Shambhala Kado Instructor within the Shambhala Buddhist community, and co-founder of the Shambhala Kado School.  Having studied and practiced in the major schools of Ikebana, both classical and modern, and with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, she teaches from the view of nature’s innate wisdom and Buddhist/Shambhalian compassionate warriorship.

Cost: $175 ($200 patron), which includes a $25 flower fee.