Kado, The Way of Flowers - Extended Retreat

with Artist to the Kalapa Court Marcia Shibata

April 7 - 9, 2019

Ikebana as meditation

Kado means “The Way of Flowers”. The Flower Way began in China over 2300 years ago.  When it was introduced and assimilated into Japan, the Japanese word “Ikebana” arose, meaning “living or natural flowers”.  Kado is a contemplative practice that studies nature as it is.

Human beings are part of nature therefore we reflect and are expressions of the same patterns 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 cultivate appreciation for each moment, to work with obstacles, and to develop respect for ourselves, others and all forms of life.

This extended retreat is for those who wish to go deeper in the practices of Kado. 

Materials Fee: Please note that there will be a materials fee, estimated at $25 per person. The actual cost will be finalized closer to the program date.

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 3-6pm on April 7, 2019, to register and check-in. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. There will be an orientation at 7:30pm. The program will begin Monday morning at 9am. The program ends around 6pm on April 9.

Prerequisites:

Attendance at Kado, the Way of Flowers, or prior Kado training, is a pre-requisite. 

 


Pricing

Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

FULL PRICE: $290
This is the actual price of the program.

DISCOUNT PRICE: $230
We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Daily Fee: $120

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x-101 or x-103). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.


Teachers

About Artist to the Kalapa Court Marcia Shibata

Marcia Wang Shibata is a Master Shambhala Kado/Ikebana Instructor within the Shambhala Buddhist community and founder of the Shambhala Kado Ridgen School of Ikebana. She is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Having studied and practiced in both a major classical and modern Ikebana school, she teaches from the view of nature’s innate wisdom and Buddhist/Shambhalian compassionate warriorship.

Ms Shibata was further bestowed the title of “Artist to the Kalapa Court” in autumn 2013 by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. 

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