Kado: The Way of Flowers 2-Day Weekend Program (Eagle Rock)

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

March 23rd—March 24th

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  • $220 Program Price
  • $250 Patron Price
Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room- 963 Colorado Blvd, 90041

Registration Closed 2/28/19
If you would like to register but the program has filled, please contact anne (at) shambhalaart (dot) org to be put on a wait list. If you have registered and find that you cannot attend, please contact anne (at) shambhalaart (dot) org so that another person may take your place. Thank you.

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’ or to have experience with flower arranging to participate. The ultimate purpose in Kado is not to make pleasant flower arrangements, but to discover joyfulness, work with obstacles, and develop respect for all things animate or inanimate. 

Prices include the cost of flowers and branches, which students will take home. Light breakfast and afternoon tea will be available both days and the program will conclude with a closing reception. A short supply list will be sent to you prior to the program. 

Registration, Deposit and Refunds

Due to limited space and cost of materials, a $50 deposit (or full payment) is required to reserve a place in the workshop; your space in the program is not guaranteed without it. An additional $20 administrative fee will be added for enrollment after March 5th. Program tuition is refundable only if you cancel before March 15th, 2019.

We are sorry, but due to the high cost of producing this program, we cannot offer our usual generosity policy as stated below. 

For registration and payment questions, please contact Alice: la (at) shambhala (dot) org or call 323-255-5472.

About the Teacher

 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.

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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