Kyudo for Beginners: First Shot

First Time Kyudo


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Date & Time Details:

September 2023



Program Fee:

Generosity Price - $275

Tuition - $220

Room/Meals Fee:

This will be added in during the registration process.
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Karmê Chöling
(802) 633-2384

Learn the Contemplative Art of Japanese Archery

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Kyudo, the Way of the Bow, is one of the oldest arts of the Japanese tradition of contemplative warriorship. The aim is not the target, but synchronization of awareness and body in the present moment. Kyudo is a true contemplative practice.

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the renowned Tibetan meditation master, and close friend of Shibata Sensei, said:

Through Kyudo one can learn to live beyond hope and fear, how to be.

This program will provide training in Kyudo's Seven Coordinations, shichi-do, the basic form for aligning the body and properly releasing the arrow. Working with the precision of the form, a natural process gradually unfolds through which the practitioner has the opportunity to see the mind more clearly. The target becomes a mirror which reflects the qualities of heart and mind at the moment of the arrow's release. This distinguishes Kyudo from archery where simply hitting the target is the goal. To begin the study of kyudo, students are required to take First Shot instruction.

All are welcome, regardless of age, gender, or physical strength. Children should be at least 10 years of age.
All necessary equipment will be provided.

If you have any questions about the program please contact

Arrival & Departure:

The program begins Friday, Sept. 1 at 1:30 pm.
Plan on arriving between 10:30am - noon to register and settle in.
Lunch is at 12:30 pm.

The program ends on Sunday, Sept. 3rd at 3:00 pm. 


Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

Generosity Price: $275.00
You're able to help us with this commitment by choosing the "Generosity Price". The money above the basic tuition cost goes into a scholarship fund for those who might not be able to attend a program otherwise.

Tuition: $220.00
This is the price of the program, it does not include housing options or material fees.

Please Note:
Price does not include accommodations, which will be added during the registration process.


Payment Policies:
Please read the payment policy before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

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