Dzogchen Kyudo Retreat: "First Shot Best Shot"
May 20th to the 26th 2019
"With every shot see your true nature" Awa Kenzo
"As far as dharma art or absolute experience is concerned, along with our experience we begin to see things as they are, touch on things as they are. Then we begin just to be with object perceptions, without accepting or rejecting. We simply try to be that way. There is a kind of standing-still quality, or stalemate, in which comments and remarks become unimportant, and seeing things as they are becomes the real thing. It's like a frog sitting in the middle of a big puddle, with rain constantly falling on it. The frog simply winks its eyes at each raindrop that falls on it but it desn't change its postrue. It doesn't try either to jump into the puddle or to get out of the puddle. That quality is what is symbolized by a sitting bull, so the frog becomes a sitting bull.
Trungpa Rinpoche "Dharma Art"
This retreat will explore kyudo training as the technique for realizing the nature of mind. During this retreat we will explore the traditional teachings of isshin and zanshin from the Japanese contemplative and martial arts and how they correlate with our training in Dzogchen and Mahamudra. In particular we will be looking at Trungpa's pith instructions on Dharma Art and Shambhala Warriorship and applying these instructions in our Kyudo training.
Isshin means "one mind". This is the training of shamatha meditation for Dzogchen Practitioners and, in particular constitute cutting through the tendency of following one thought after another. For the Kyudo practitioner we use the hassetsu or 7 steps of shooting the bow to synchornize mind and body in the activity of shooting the bow.
$595.00 Includes Room and Board
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