Allowing Wisdom to Arise by Itself - Public Talk & Demonstration on Kado Rigden Ikebana

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

September 14th (2018)

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    Room: Decatur

    Public Talk Open to All

    Friday, September 14, 7:30 PM


     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. Human beings are part of nature, we are not separate. We follow the same patterns, as does all life on this planet. Kado students simultaneously study the human condition when working with natural materials from the earth.

    Marcia Wang Shibata

    Master Shambhala Kado/Ikebana Instructor within the Shambhala Buddhist community and co-founder 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.


    For more information about the KADO RIGDEN SCHOOL OF IKEBANA, please visit