The workshop was taught by teacher Marcia Shibata, who lived in Japan to learn the art of Ikebana. According to her the Ikebana-ways have lost meditation as the core of the practice. Shambhala brings that back.
On Wednesday night Marcia gave a Kado demonstration: above on the right shows the first flower-arrangement she made. On the left is a still life that I saw during preparations. I volunteered to help preparing the rooms of the Amsterdam Shambhala Centre for the workshop which meant a lot a rearranging furniture and laying out the necessary supplies. In between assignments I had a few moments to look around me and to enjoy what was there.
|second Kado flower-arrangement|
|cabinet with kenzans|
|double Kado flower-arrangement|
|double Kado flower-arrangement with white background|