Kado (a.k.a. Ikebana) with Marcia Shibata
December 13 / 7:00 PM - December 15 / 5:00 PM
Because human beings are part of nature, we reflect and are expressions of the same patterns of nature in our life and death. Hence, we simultaneously study ourselves, as we are, when working with natural materials in Kado.
Using classical Ikebana forms, Kado teaches us to clearly see the wisdom in nature, in ourselves and in others. The ultimate purpose in Kado is not to make pleasant flower arrangements, but to cultivate appreciation for each moment, to work with obstacles, and to develop respect for ourselves, others and all forms of life.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the eldest son of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, is the Dharma heir and present lineage holder of Shambhala Buddhism. Shambhala Kado was officially recognized and confirmed by the Sakyong in August 2003. In 2011, the Sakyong bestowed upon Marcia Shibata the title of Master Shambhala Kado Instructor.
The Shambhala Kado School is based on the teachings of Shambhala Buddhism. The school was inspired by Chögyam Trungpa’s understanding that the innate wisdom in human beings can be recognized and cultivated through properly understood flower practice. Chögyam Trungpa often made flower arrangements to illustrate natural wisdom, a way to show students the truth of the Buddhist Shambhala teachings. Both the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions teach enlightened warriorship and natural wisdom born from basic goodness.
Marcia Wang Shibata is a Master Shambhala Kado Instructor within the Shambhala Buddhist community and co-founder the Shambhala Kado School. She is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Having studied, and continuing to study and practice in the major schools of Ikebana, both classical and modern, she teaches from the view of nature’s innate wisdom and Buddhist/Shambhalian compassionate warriorship.
Price $160.00, $150.00 for members, plus $25.00 materials fee for flowers