IKEBANA THE WAY OF FLOWERS
A WELCOME TO SPRING
ALIX invites members and friends to participate in a rare experience - an Ikebana workshop led by a world-renown master. Marcia Wang Shibata, a Master Shambhala Kado/Ikebana Instructor.
She is one of the strongest inspirations behind the resurging practice of Kado, the contemplative art of owers and branches. Ikebana is seen as more than just decorative, it is a spiritual process that helps one develop a closeness with nature and merge the indoors and outdoors. Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of ower arranging. The name comes from the Japanese ike, meaning ‘alive’ or ‘arrange’ and bana meaning ‘ ower.’ The practice of using owers as offerings in temples originated in the seventh century when Buddhism was rst introduced to Japan from China and Korea, but the formalized version of Ikebana didn’t begin until the Muromachi period around the 15th or 16th century.
Under the guidance of Marcia Wang Shibata, workshop participants will learn to create ower arrangements, and experience Kado as a creative and meditative dance with nature, space, and perception. Like meditation, Kado teaches us to really look at what is before us. Marcia works with students throughout the world and we are fortunate to be able to have an intimate evening.
Wednesday March 22nd, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$125 per person
All workshop materials (Beautiful hand picked owers in season from the flowers market)
Refreshments will be served