Spring Kyudo Intensive: "Shahin: Discovering Unconditional Dignity" with Instructor Tashi Armstrong

Spring 2018 Heki Ryu Bisshu Chikurin-ha Kyudo Intensive

 

With hearts as big as the autumn moon, we can magnetize the

great heart of our enlightened lineage, the heart of the Vidydhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and we can strengthen our family connection through

meditation practice
— Kanjuro Shibata

One is not polishing one's shooting style or technique, but the mind. The dignity of shooting is the important point. This is how Kyudo differs from the common approach to archery. In Kyudo there is no hope. Hope is not the point. The point is that through long and genuine practice your natural dignity as a human being comes out. This natural dignity is already in you, but it is covered up by a lot of obstacles. When they are cleared away, your natural dignity is allowed to shine forth.

— Kanjuro Shibata

Too much thinking.

— Kanjuro Shibata

Perhaps you are thinking that neutrality is some sort of spiritual goal. This is not the case. Looking deeply at our hearts is the aim of spiritual practice. Kyudo practice is not neutral. Kyudo practice is about balance. Balance is not the same as neutrality. Neutrality only seeks the middle. In kyudo practice we are equally aware of the left, the right, the middle, all of it. How long have you been practicing? Once more again, practice. This is my hope.

— Kanjuro Shibata

Event Properties

Event Date 05-04-2018
Event End Date 05-13-2018
Individual Price $595.00
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