Kado is a creative and meditative dance with nature, space, and perception. The vibrant and daring beauty of flowers compels us to see what is really before us. Taught in English and French.
Kado: The Way of Flowers
Registration is closed for this programme.
Kado is a creative and meditative art, a dance between nature, space, and perception. The vibrant and daring beauty of flowers wakes up the environment and compels us to see what is really before us. Under the guidance of Martina and Benedicte, we will learn how the principles of heaven, earth and humanity are expressed in nature and in our daily lives.
“Kado” is a Chinese word meaning “The Way of Flowers”. This practice began in China more than 2,300 years ago. When it was introduced and assimilated to Japan, the Japanese word “Ikebana” was born, meaning “living or natural flowers”.
Using classical Ikebana forms, Kado teaches us to see clearly the wisdom in nature, in ourselves and in others. The ultimate goal of the Kado is not to make pleasant flower arrangements, but to cultivate appreciation of every moment, work with obstacles, and develop respect for oneself, for others and for all life forms.
This program will be taught in both English and French.
Arrival day (Wednesday, October 4): You’re invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm. Orientation talk at 8 pm.
End of program: Program ends Saturday, October 7 at 5 pm.