Episode 032: The Way of Flowers with Marcia Shibata

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 032

THE WAY OF FLOWERS WITH MARCIA SHIBATA

Welcome back to the Holistic Spaces podcast! This is our next-to-last podcast this year, and we have such an amazing guest. Marcia Shibata is a Master Shambhala KADO instructor, classically trained in Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, and has studied with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Shambhala Buddhist community. She's also the co-founder of the Shambhala Kado School and is my spiritual mentor in addition to my KADO and Ikebana teacher. I'm so happy to welcome her insight around the path of flowers and bringing them into your holistic spaces.

  • What is KADO?
  • The meaning of "holistic"
  • Thich Nhat Hahn's "interconnectedness"
  • Our connection to nature
  • Flowers, "the jewels of the planet"
  • Flowers and your environment
  • Disposing of flowers 
  • Bringing flowers into your space holistically and mindfully

Thank you so much, Marcia, for sharing your knowledge and advice for including flowers in our holistic spaces. I hope each of you will consider these ideas when choosing aspects of nature to add to your homes.

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Marcia Wang Shibata is a Master Shambhala Kado/Ikebana Instructor within the Shambhala Buddhist community and co-founder the Shambhala Kado Ridgen School of Ikebana. She is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Having studied and practiced in both a major classical and modern Ikebana school, she teaches from the view of nature’s innate wisdom and Buddhist/Shambhalian compassionate warriorship.

Ms Shibata was further bestowed the title of “Artist to the Kalapa Court” in autumn 2013 by Sakong Mipham Rinpoche. 

for more information about the KADO RIGDEN SCHOOL OF IKEBANA, please visit http://kado.shambhala.info/


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