Kado: The Way of Flowers

Centre: Los Angeles EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room- 963 Colorado Blvd, 90041
Sunday 24 March 2019 (09:30 -18:00)
Teacher : Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata
Contact person : Anne Saitzyk
Program Price : USD145.00
Patron Price: USD175.00
Open to students who have completed a Kado program with Ms. Shibata.

Prerequisite: Kado: Introduction to the Way of Flowers offered on Saturday, March 23rd or a previous Kado workshop with Ms. Shibata.  Advance registration is required (by March 5th); Due to the nature of this program, no drop ins are permitted.    

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 continue applying the principles learned in creating flower arrangements using classical forms. When arranging, students may experience Kado as a creative and meditative dance with nature, space, and one’s perceptions. 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 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. 

Discount for Taking Both Kado Programs (full weekend)

Participants who register for both the Saturday workshop on March 23rd and the Sunday workshop on March 24th will be eligible for a discounted price of $220 total for the full weekend. To register for the full weekend, please go to (by March 5th): https://la.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=396190

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.

Wait List

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.

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.