Kado Instructor Training - POSTPONED

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Date:
Saturday 24 October 2020 (16:00 -22:00)
Saturday 31 October 2020 (08:00 -10:00)
Location:
Dechen Chöling
Teacher : Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata
Contact person : Shambhala Dechen Chöling
Using classical Ikebana forms, Kado teaches us to see clearly the wisdom in nature, in ourselves and in others. Training programme for advanced Kado practitioners by personal invitation only.

Training programme for advanced Kado practitioners by personal invitation only

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.

Practical

Arrival day (Saturday 24th October): 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 (Friday 30th October): Closing circle and Banquet in the evening.

Departure day (Saturday 31st October): You may leave anytime (no programme). You’re welcome to stay for lunch.