Kado: The Way of Flowers

with Barbara Craig

August 10th—August 11th

Date details +
  • $240 Patron
  • $205 Sustaining
  • ($30.00 Material Fee included in each price.)
Price description +
Room: Main Shrine Room
Program Registration is Closed.

Early registration is recommended as space is limited to 12 people

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.

Registration Deadline: Saturday, August 3

Register and pre-pay early to secure your spot.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

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 by August 1st, minus the $30 materials fee. 

Wait List: If you would like to register but the program has filled, please contact [email protected] to be placed on the Waiting List. If you have registered and find that you cannot attend, please contact: [email protected] so that another may take your place.

About the teacher:

Barbara Craig is a Kado guide and meditation guide in the Shambhala/Buddhist lineage and a student of Marcia Shibata for over 18 years. She is a student of Ikenobo school of Ikebana and a member of Ikebana International. Barbara is also a practitioner of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. She is a retired graphic designer and art director.