Kado - The Way of Flowers
with Marcia Shibata
April 12 / 7:30 PM - April 14 / 6:00 PM
Kado is a meditative or contemplative understanding of self, nature, space and perception. We discover true nature in their interdependence, relationships and authentic communication.
This is an introductory course and is open to all levels. Beginners welcome!
Kado means “The Way of Flowers”. The Flower Way began in China over 2000 year ago. When it was introduced and assimilated into Japan, the Japanese word Ikebana arose, meaning 'living flowers'.
Kado is a contemplative practice that studies nature as it is. Human beings are part of nature, we are not separate. We follow the same patterns as does all life on this planet therefore Kado students simultaneously study the human condition when working with natural materials from the earth.
By practicing classical Ikebana forms, Kado teaches 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 the master Shambhala Kado Instructor within Shambhala. She founded Shambhala Kado with her long term students. She was a student of Chögyamg Trungpa Rinpoche and now is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Marcia has studied and practiced both classical and modern ikebana schools in Japan and in the West. Marcia teaches from the view of nature’s truth, the Buddha Dharma and Shambhalian warriorship.
Timings: The weekend course will start on Friday evening at 7.30pm with an open talk, everybody welcome.
Saturday, Sunday: 9.30am-6pm
Course fee: £170 including flowers
To pre-register, please send a deposit of £30* payable to: 'The London Shambhala Meditation Centre' c/o London Shambhala Meditation Centre, 27 Belmont Close, London, SW4 6AY.
*Registration and Cancellation deadline Friday, 11th April.