with Ken Rawie
August 16 / 9:00 AM - August 17 / 3:00 PM
Kyudo - The Way of the Bow
The weekend of August 16-17, 2014, theDurhamShambhalaCenterwill host Ken Rawie, Kyudo instructor, who will train students in traditional Japanese archery -- the "meditative art of archery." For hundreds of years inJapan, Kyudo has been considered the highest form of samurai training. Deeply rooted in a warrior tradition based on principles of harmony, dignity, and genuineness, Kyudo is not a sport. It is standing meditation, taught in the tradition of Kanjuro Shibata, Sensei, who was a dear friend to Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.
Starting with precision of movement and working with a series of clear steps, a process unfolds: Hesitation, fear, and conflicting emotions are dispelled, allowing serenity and strength to arise. The practitioner has the opportunity to see his or her mind, pure and spacious.
Join us for this introductory training in Kyudo, the way of the bow.
August 16, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
August 17, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with closing reception
Program cost: $125 (sliding scale available)
For more information contact Catherine Neill at email@example.com.