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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Tune in after Christmas for our final 2016 podcast and tips for setting intentions for the new year!


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/


Tune in December 26 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Feng Shui and Intentions for the New Year 

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Episode 023: Katie Hess of Lotus Wei Talks Flowers

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 023

KATIE HESS OF LOTUS WEI TALKS FLOWERS

image credit:  LOTUSWEI

image credit: LOTUSWEI

UPDATE! new GIVEAWAY!

I want to share a new giveaway for the podcast! We're giving away:

  • 30-minute Mini podcast feng shui consultation (to be aired on a podcast) OR

  • $50 gift card to Holistic Spaces. 

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I'm incredibly excited to welcome Katie Hess, a flower alchemist and founder of one of my favorite companies, Lotus Wei, to the podcast this week. Katie is an expert in flower essences and a student of Tibetan Buddhist meditation (like me!) and has agreed to share her flower knowledge with us!

Thanks so much to Katie for chatting with us about how healing and life-enhancing flowers can be. If you're interested, be sure to check out the Lotus Wei Flowerevolution, and don't forget to sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter to receive weekly insight on feng shui, green design and holistic living PLUS a 10% off coupon to the Holistic Spaces store.

If you have any questions about feng shui, holistic living or green design, please feel free to send them along for answers and a chance to be featured on the Q&A Sunday series!


Katie Hess is a flower alchemist and the founder of LOTUSWEI, one of the world’s leading floral apothecaries. After 15 years of independent research of flower and plant-based healing, her flower-powered community is thriving in over 15 countries. Her transformative elixirs having been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, The LA Times, Sunset, and Organic Spa Magazine. A lifelong spiritual seeker, Katie has studied meditation and mindful-awareness techniques with several Tibetan Buddhist masters, including the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa, Tibet’s next generation leader.

www.lotuswei.com


Tune in August 8 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

NEW EPISODES OF THE HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST WITH ANJIE CHO ARE AVAILABLE THE SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS OF EVERY MONTH.