Kado - The Way of Flowers

with Barbara Craig

April 21st—April 23rd

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  • $175.00 Program Price
  • Or pay what you are able
Room: Main Shrine Room

Discover and cultivate the source of creativity and learn how to express this in flower arranging. Kado is a meditative, contemplative understanding of self, nature, space and perception. Kado means “The Way of Flowers”. The Flower Way began in China over 2000 year ago. When it was introduced and assimilated into Japan, the Japanese word “Ikebana” arose, meaning, “living flowers”. Kado is a contemplative practice that studies nature as it is. 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.

Open to anyone—no prior experience necessary, limited to 12 participants, a $25.00 non-refundable deposit must be paid at the time of registration in order to secure a spot.

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Program price: $175

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Barbara Craig is a meditation student and a member of the Philadelphia Shambhala center for over 20 Years.  She has been practicing Kado for over 8 years and is a student of Marcia Wang Shibata, Master Shambhala Kado Instructor.  She is also a student of the Ikenobo school of Ikebana and a member of Ikebana International.  Barbara lives in Philadelphia, and has worked as a graphic designer /art director for over 25 years.