Tuesday 8 October 2019 (16:00 -22:00)
Sunday 13 October 2019 (08:00 -09:00)
Kado is a contemplative/meditative art, revealing the relationship between nature, space and human awareness or unawareness of both, and simultaneously the inner relationship between our true nature or our ignorance of it.
The vibrant and daring beauty of flowers wakes up the environment and compels us to see what is really before us and inside us. Under the guidence of Benedicte Provost and Dagmar Waldau, we will learn how the principles of Heaven, Earth, and Humanity, which is the natural unfolding of all life, are expressed in nature and in our daily lives.
"Kado" is a Chinese word meaning "The Way of Flowers". This practice began in China more than 2,300 years ago. When it was introduced and assimilated to Japan, the Japanese word "Ikebana" was born, meaning "living or natural flowers".
Using classical Ikebana forms, Kado teaches us to see clearly the wisdom in nature, in ourselves and in others. The ultimate goal of the Kado is not to make pleasant flower arrangements, but to cultivate an appreciation of every moment, work with obstacles, and develop respect for oneself, for others and for all life forms.
Arrival day (Tuesday October 8): Orientation talk at 8 pm. You’re invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm.
End of programme (October 12): Closing circle and Banquet in the evening.
Departure day (Sunday October 13): You may leave anytime (no programme). You’re welcome to stay for lunch.
This programme is taught in English and French.