Kado - Introduction to the Path of Flowers

with Guy Blume

July 7th (2012)

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    Price:
  • $20.00 Full Tuition
  • $20.00 Assisted Tuition
Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room

Kado means The Way of Flowers and describes the contemplative practice of arranging flowers. However Kado goes beyond just learning flower forms. Using classical Ikebana guidelines, Kado teaches us to see clearly the innate wisdom in all nature, in ourselves and in others. The ultimate purpose in Kado is not to make pleasant flower arrangements, but to celebrate life, work with obstacles and develop respect for all living things.

 1: Please bring cutters, a kenzon (or flower frog) and a bucket so you can take your arrangement home. If you have your own container please bring that as well. However if you don't have any of these items you can borrow the ones we have at the center.

2: Because materials will be purchased the day before the class, participants *must* cancel at least 48 hrs in advance.

3: Breakfast will be served at 8:30.

Guy Blume has been a Buddhist practitioner for 20 years. He is a meditation instructor at the Shambhala Meditation Center Los Angeles and a Kado practitioner. In his other life he is an interior designer.

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