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At Dechen Chöling, we’re used to bringing flowers to life through harmonious arrangements.
This is what we offer throughout the year with our programmes.



“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”.

The vibrant and daring beauty of flowers wakes up the environment and compels us to see what is really before us and inside us.

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 an appreciation of every moment, work with obstacles, and develop respect for oneself, for others and for all life forms.

Discover or rediscover it at one of our next events.