Kyudo: The Way of the Bow
- Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre
- 2280 Balmoral Rd, Tatamagouche, NS, B0K 1V0
- Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018 (3 days)
- Lodge - Single Room - CAD $380.00 Lodge - Double Room - CAD $310.00 Lodge - Couple Room - CAD $310.00 Lodge - Triple Room - CAD $290.00 Drala Cabin single occupancy - CAD $360.00 Drala Cabin double occupancy - CAD $290.00 Hut…
Through Kyudo one can learn to live beyond hope and fear… how to be.
– Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
This retreat will be taught by Sam West, ‘Somo’ of Kozan Kyudojo, and assisted by Dale Hinchey.
Kyudo integrates technical skill with the development of a completely focused and disciplined mind. Influenced by Shintoism and Zen, it is a path of self-development and meditation that requires the archer to cultivate precision, a clear mind, and freedom from fear. Originally a samurai discipline, the purpose of Kyudo now is to purify one’s heart and mind, awaken natural human dignity, and to go beyond the obstacles of ambition, aggression or confusion.
The weekend presents the opportunity for both beginning and continuing students to learn and practise an ancient form of kyudo using traditional Japanese bows (yumi). Students 12 years and above are welcome.