Programs at Casa Werma

  • Colibri Suite – $665.00
  • Leoncita – $575.00
  • La Casita Shared Lodging – $470.00
  • Camping in the garden / Acampar en el jardín – $395.00
  • Off-site Estancia De La Era Queen Size – $620.00
  • Off-site Estancia de la Era - La Suite – $670.00
  • Off-site Estancia de la Era - La Casa Arriba – $830.00
  • Off-site Hotel Pueblo Magico – $615.00
  • Off Site El Gran Hotel Single – $535.00
  • Off Site El Gran Hotel Double – $625.00
  • Off-site Posada Mandala – $450.00
  • Commuter – $355.00
  • (All prices include $345.00 base amount)

$453 Pay-It-Forward Tuition ~ $345 Full Program Tuition ~ $241.50 Subsidized Tuition

Date & Time Details: The first and last program dates for any program at Casa Werma are considered primarily travel days. We start with dinner on arrival day, followed by orientation and opening remarks by the teacher. On all other program days, we start before breakfast with opening chants and practice at 7:00 a.m. and end after dinner with practice and closing chants by 9:00 p.m. There is a two-hour midday break daily. On the final listed program day, departure day, there will be no program activities and a light, continental breakfast will be available to all participants.

Location: Casa Werma

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Spring Kado Retreat: The Way of Flowers

con Artist to the Kalapa Court Marcia Wang Shibata

April 12 - 17, 2018

An intensive 5-day program including flower arranging demonstrations, sitting, Dharma talks, Kado practice, outside walks, cutting our own materials, evening events, and the pleasure of working together as “practicing flowers is understanding how society works.”

“Kado” in Chinese means “The Way of Flowers” and began in China over 2300 years ago.  When it was introduced and assimilated into Japan, the Japanese word “Ikebana” arose, meaning “living or natural flowers”.  Kado is a contemplative practice that studies nature as it is.

Using classical Ikebana forms, Kado teaches us to clearly see the wisdom in nature, in ourselves and in others. The ultimate purpose in Kado is not to make pleasant flower arrangements, but cultivate appreciation for each moment, to work with obstacles, and to develop respect for ourselves, others and all forms of life.

Program begins Thursday, 12 April, at 6:00 pm with dinner followed by a public demonstration, all are welcome to attend the Thursday demonstration at 7:30 pm or stay for the entire program.



Travel Arrangements:

We recommend flights into Morelia airport (90 minutes away by car). We can help with travel arrangements, please inquire about options. Visit our How to Get Here page for more info.

Pay-It-Forward program tuition not including accommodations: $453 usd  We invite all who are able to do so to consider paying the Pay-It-Forward tuition rate. By doing so, you make it possible for us to offer scholarships to others, particularly our Mexico sangha, while also covering the direct cost of your stay here and contributing to our year-round operations. Please select Pay-It-Forward Tuition Add-On in Registration.

Full program tuition not including accommodations: $345 usd   We invite all who are able to do so to pay the full tuition rate.  By doing so, you cover the direct cost of your stay here and contribute to our year-round operating expenses.

Subsidized program tuition not including accommodations: 30% off Full Tuition  If the full tuition is unworkable for you, please pay the subsidized rate. By doing so you contribute towards the cost of your being here and everything it takes to keep Casa Werma operating year-round. Unfortunately, Casa Werma is not able to offer work/trade options at this time. Please type “SUBSIDIZED” in Discount Code in Registration.

Please email with any further questions.

Teacher / [email protected]

Artist to the Kalapa Court Marcia Wang Shibata
Artist to the Kalapa Court Marcia Wang Shibata is the senior teacher of Kado within the Shambhala Buddhist community, and co- founder of the Shambhala Kado School, recognized and blessed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2003. In 2011, she was given the title of Master Instructor of Shambhala Kado, in 2013 she was given the title of Artist to the Kalapa Court. She is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, having started her path in Buddhist study and meditation and Kado in 1974. From 1980 to 1985 Ms Shibata studied Ikebana in Japan in the major schools both…
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