Friday 8 November 2019 (07:00 -09:00)
Saturday 9 November 2019 (08:30 -06:00)
Sunday 10 November 2019 (08:30 -04:00)
Early registration is recommended as space is limited.
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. 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.
There will be an additional materials fee for tose participating in the weekend:
Deposit: 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 prior to October 25th , minus the materials fee.
The Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center is funded solely by your membership and program donations. Thank you for your generosity as you consider what you can pay for each program at our Center. We strive to price our programs in a way that accurately reflects the financial need of our Center and the cost to us of producing the program.
We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what is possible for you in your current situation, and offer as much of the program fee as you can.
For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.