Fall Kado Retreat: The Way of Flowers
- Sky Lake Retreat Center
- 22 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale, NY 12472, United States
- Sep 19 - 23, 2019 (5 days)
- Camping on Sky Lake grounds - $554.00 No Lodging - Commuter - $466.00 Shared Room - $674.00 Shared Room/Single Room Waitlist (You will be placed in a shared room and notified is a single becomes available) - $674.00 Shrine room - $554.00 (All prices
About This Event
Early registration is recommended as space is limited to 15 people
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.