Kado Demonstration - Brighton Japan Festival - FULL
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30.06.2012 From 11h00 Until 12h00|
Centre: Hove - Brighton
In association with the Brighton Japan Festival, the Brighton Shambhala Mediation offer a talk and demonstration of the practice of Kado by Martina Marx.
Kado (KA = 'flowers' and DO ='path' as in spiritual practice) joins mindfulness meditation with the practice of selecting and arranging flowers and cuttings according to the classical principles from Ikebana (meaning “giving life to flowers”).
Ikebana, has it's philosophical roots in Chinese Confucianism, Shinto and Zen traditions. Many of the practices, techniques and styles of Ikebana developed in Zen monasteries where arrangements were made as shrine offerings. Currently there are many schools of Ikebana such as the Ikenobo school (the oldest), Ohara and Sogestu. Kado mixes the traditional teachings of Ikebana and contemplative meditation practice.
The ultimate purpose of Kado is not to make pleasant flower arrangements, but to discover joyfulness, clear seeing and insight.
This event will be followed by a weekend workshop at The Happy Cell on 30th June and 1st July for those would would like to learn more. For details click here.
Martina Marx is an experienced Kado / Ikebana teacher and has been practicing Ikebana since 1989 with with Marcia Wang Shibata, who herself learned, practiced and studied Ikebana in Japan from 1980 to 1985.
Venue: The Friends Meeting House
Cost: The introductory talk is Free.