Talk: Flower Arranging as Meditation In Action (Orange County)

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

March 21st

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    Price:
  • $20.00 Program Price
  • $35.00 Patron Price
Room: ORANGE COUNTY SHAMBHALA @ 2750 Harbor Blvd, Suite B03, Costa Mesa, 92626

In this talk and demonstration, Ms. Shibata will introduce you to Kado, which 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 to discover joyfulness, work with obstacles, and develop respect for all things animate or inanimate.

Ms. Shibata will be teaching Kado at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles Eagle Rock Center during the weekend of March 23/24. The workshop is full but you may ask to be put on a wait list by contacting Alice at [email protected]

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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