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Natural Flowers 3

Natural Flowers 3 – HIGHLIGHT

Part three of a three-part series exploring the broader meanings of ikebana  by Marcia Shibata, with guest editor Crystal Gandrud When Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche discovered ikebana, he immediately perceived the profound potential of this discipline that can teach people about the five elements, natural hierarchy, and constant flow and ... continue
Posted March 5, 2018 by CGH
Natural Flowers 2

Natural Flowers 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part two of a three-part series exploring the broader meanings of ikebana  by Marcia Shibata, with guest editor Crystal Gandrud Many westerners shy from, even reject, the idea of hierarchy. It is irritating and threatening because the human world has seen so many examples of destructive human hierarchal leadership ... continue
Posted March 3, 2018 by CGH
Natural Flowers

Natural Flowers – HIGHLIGHT

Part one of a three-part series exploring the broader meanings of ikebana  by Marcia Shibata, with guest editor Crystal Gandrud Sometimes I’m asked why Shambhala Centers have Asian style flower arrangements. After all, we are in the west, right? We could make western arrangements much faster. We could copy ... continue
Posted March 1, 2018 by CGH
Staffing as Service

Staffing as Service – HIGHLIGHT

Tsöndrü Joy Nicholson of the Boston Shambhala Center shares thoughtfully and beautifully about her service experience at the center. Q: What service practice do you feel most connected to and why? A: Each form of service can be profoundly moving in its own way, and I’ve been involved in ... continue
Posted July 11, 2016 by CGH
Kado: Being Quiet and Doing Something!

Kado: Being Quiet and Doing Something! – HIGHLIGHT

One of Marcia Shibata’s offeringsCOLUMN: Celebrating the Arts by Jacqueline Larson, Toronto, Ontario, Canada More than knowing a thing or two about flowers, Marcia Wang Shibata knows her own mind — but then, she’s been following the way of flowers for a long time. Ms. Shibata, a Master ... continue
Posted December 8, 2014 by
Remembering Sensei Seiko Nakashima

Remembering Sensei Seiko Nakashima – HIGHLIGHT

Sensei at conclusion of 2008 Ikenobo Show;Warrior Tribute written by Ira Abrams Ikebana and tea-ceremony master Dr. Seiko Nakashima, whom I (and hundreds of others) called “Sensei,” passed away on July 8 at the age of 87. A number of Shambhalians in Chicago (and some elsewhere) were among ... continue
Posted July 22, 2014 by
"This time, Just Enjoy!"

“This time, Just Enjoy!” – HIGHLIGHT

Relaxation and the Practice of Ikebana article by Pam Rubin photos by Liza Matthews Watanabe Sensei turned ninety this past year, and after a four-year absence from her annual visits, Kalapa Ikebana invited her to visit Halifax again, without any expectations. Soon the good news spread: Sensei would ... continue
Posted July 18, 2014 by
The Path of Flowers

The Path of Flowers – HIGHLIGHT

Marcia Shibata doing a demonstrationThis March, Shambhala Times will be celebrating Shambhala and the Arts in honor of Shambhala Art Day, which is coming up on March 21st. In the coming month, we will be focusing on the various forms of art, artistic expression, and Shambhala ... continue
Posted March 15, 2014 by
Mind, Unfurling

Mind, Unfurling – HIGHLIGHT

Sitting a Weekthun by Leslie Gossett, Oakland, CA I’ve started writing this three different times already. Each time, I write “The first thing that struck me was…” and what comes next keeps changing. So I don’t actually remember the order in which things struck me. But when I ... continue
Posted January 12, 2014 by
Pure Beauty: The Cosmos in a Vase

Pure Beauty: The Cosmos in a Vase – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating Kalapa Ikebana teacher Seibi Watanabe Sensei on her 90th birthday article by Pam Rubin photos by Sarah Shima In a modest neighborhood of Montreal, an immaculately clean, jewel box of a house shelters a treasure of the Shambhala community: Seibi Watanabe Sensei. If you find yourself in her ... continue
Posted November 20, 2013 by
Kado – A milestone on the Way of Flowers

Kado – A milestone on the Way of Flowers – HIGHLIGHT

by Dagmar Waldau and May Isler The First Milestone: Kado Assemblies At the start, there were only a few people on the “Way of Flowers.” Over the years, these few created a trail and the trail became a little path. As a path has milestones, we can say ... continue
Posted March 4, 2013 by
Valentine Flowers - Ikebana Style

Valentine Flowers – Ikebana Style – HIGHLIGHT

by Karme Choling blogger, Anne-Marie Keppel Don’t order flowers for your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Instead, make your gift more intimate by creating an Ikebana arrangement! Ikebana, traditional Japanese flower arrangement, has its origins in the Shinto tradition where arrangements are a part of shrine ... continue
Posted February 14, 2012 by
Boulder Harvests after Sangha Retreat

Boulder Harvests after Sangha Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

Purple and yellow flowers were handed out as people entered the shrine room for the Harvest of Peace festivities in Boulder yesterday. Harvest of Peace is a celebration, held annually around the time of the autumn equinox, in which local Shambhala communities gather to share inspiration, ... continue
Posted September 20, 2010 by
Demonstration of Space, Form, and Energy

Demonstration of Space, Form, and Energy – HIGHLIGHT

In this video series, Marcia Shibata demonstrates the principles of the practice of flower arranging. At the recent Shambhala Art Intensive in Los Angeles, Kado practitioner and teacher, Marcia Shibata did an Ikebana demonstration of the principles of Space, Form and Energy, which — in Ikebana ... continue
Posted January 25, 2010 by Steven Saitzyk
Upcoming Ikebana Programs

Upcoming Ikebana Programs

Kado: The Way of Flowers Ikebana, the traditional Japanese Way of Arranging Flowers has its origins in Shinto, where arrangements were made as shrine offerings. Currently there are many schools of Ikebana. Kalapa Ikebana, initiated by Chögyam Trungpa, mixes the traditional teachings of Ikebana and contemplative meditation ... continue
Posted April 10, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff


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