Spring Kado Retreat: The Way of Flowers

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

April 3rd—April 5th (2020)

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    Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.
    In April 2020, the Chicago Shambhala Meditation Center will be offering a very special and unique weekend program on the ancient art of Kado. Kado was the name used in China for the contemplative art of flower arranging, or, "The Way of Flowers.” When this practice made its way to Japan, it became known as Ikebana.This program will be taught by Artist to the Kalapa Court, Marcia Shibata.  Marcia was a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and has been teaching Kado for over 30 years, mostly in Europe and on the East coast.   
    This will be a very special opportunity to study with Marcia, who teaches contemplative flower arranging in a very traditional way which includes Dharma teachings, meditation, the study of nature, and mindfulness in every detail of how we work with flowers, tools and our immediate surroundings.   Because the class will be held in the main shrine room and Marcia and her assistant work so closely with each student, the class will be limited in size. This program will be open to everyone, no prior experience is necessary.