Kado - Introduction to the Path of Flowers (Eagle Rock)

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

April 9th—April 10th (2016)

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  • $225.00 Program Price
  • $300.00 Patron Price
Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room- 963 Colorado Blvd, 90041

This retreat has limited seating. Please register early.

Kado, often referred to as Ikebana, can be practiced as a contemplative art - a form of “meditation in action”. Under the guidance of Marcia Shibata, students learn how to prepare flower arrangements using classical styles. When arranging, students may experience Kado as a creative and meditative dance with nature, space, and one’s perceptions. It is not necessary to be an ‘artist’ to practice this path, and preparing a ‘good’ flower arrangement is not the point. Rather, one can simply play with the phenomena of flowers and branches, and potentially enhance one’s direct awareness. 


Due to limited space and cost of materials, there is a $50 deposit to reserve a place for the weekend. Please note that your space in the program is not guaranteed without this deposit and is only refundable if you cancel before March 25th, 2016.

Marcia Shibata, a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, is classically trained in the major schools of Ikebana and works with students throughout the world. She is one of the strongest inspirations behind the resurging practice of Kado, the contemplative art of flowers and branches. The Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche has bestowed Ms. Shibata the honor of being an “Artist to the Court”, in recognition of her extensive skills, dedication to the Kado path and the creation of Enlightened Society.  http://www.marciashibata.com/

Prices include the cost of flowers and branches which students will take home. Light breakfast and afternoon tea will be available both days. 

If you would like to register but the program has filled, please contact [email protected] so we can create a Waiting List. If you have registered and find that you cannot attend, please contact: [email protected]  so that another person may take your place. Thank you.

The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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