Spring Kado Retreat: The Way of Flowers
- Casa Werma
- Apr 12, 2018 - Apr 17, 2018 (6 days)
- Colibri Suite - $685.00 Leoncita - $595.00 La Casita Shared Lodging - $470.00 Camping in the garden / Acampar en el jardín - $395.00 Off-site Estancia De La Era Queen Size - $640.00 Off-site Estancia de la Era - La Suite -…
An intensive 5-day program including flower arranging demonstrations, sitting, Dharma talks, Kado practice, outside walks, cutting our own materials, evening events, and the pleasure of working together as “practicing flowers is understanding how society works.”
“Kado” in Chinese means “The Way of Flowers” and began in China over 2300 years ago. When it was introduced and assimilated into Japan, the Japanese word “Ikebana” arose, meaning “living or natural flowers”. Kado is a contemplative practice that studies nature as it is.
Using classical Ikebana forms, Kado teaches us to clearly see the wisdom in nature, in ourselves and in others. The ultimate purpose in Kado is not to make pleasant flower arrangements, but cultivate appreciation for each moment, to work with obstacles, and to develop respect for ourselves, others and all forms of life.
Program begins Thursday, 12 April, at 6:00 pm with dinner followed by a public demonstration, all are welcome to attend the Thursday demonstration at 7:30 pm or stay for the entire program.
We recommend flights into Morelia airport (90 minutes away by car). We can help with travel arrangements, please inquire about options. Visit our How to Get Here page for more info.
Pay-It-Forward program tuition not including accommodations: $563 usd We invite all who are able to do so to consider paying the Pay-It-Forward tuition rate. By doing so, you make it possible for us to offer scholarships to others, particularly our Mexico sangha, while also covering the direct cost of your stay here and contributing to our year-round operations. Please select Pay-It-Forward Tuition Add-On in Registration.
Full program tuition not including accommodations: $455 usd We invite all who are able to do so to pay the full tuition rate. By doing so, you cover the direct cost of your stay here and contribute to our year-round operating expenses.
Subsidized program tuition not including accommodations: 30% off Full Tuition If the full tuition is unworkable for you, please pay the subsidized rate. By doing so you contribute towards the cost of your being here and everything it takes to keep Casa Werma operating year-round. Unfortunately, Casa Werma is not able to offer work/trade options at this time. Please type “SUBSIDIZED” in Discount Code in Registration.
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