Kyudo: Japanese Archery Intensive

with Don Symanski

June 27 - July 1, 2018

Kyudo Intensive

"Through kyudo one can learn to live beyond hope and fear, how to be." – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Seiko Kyudojo welcomes kyudo teacher Don Symanski. As a longtime kyudo practitioner and meditation student, Don’s teachings align the technical form with the contemplative aspects of the practice. 

This is an opportunity to join together for an extended period of group practice in a retreat setting. Along with offering thoughtful insights into the meditative qualities of the form and practical instruction, Don will share his extensive knowledge of yumi care and maintenance.

Arrival & Departure

Please plan to arrive between 10:30 am and noon on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, to register and settle in. Lunch is at 12:30 pm.The program begins  at 1:30 pm and ends Sunday, July 1, at 3 pm. While there is great benefit attending the entire program, participants may register for a single day or multiple days of attendance. Contact Guest Services at 802-633-2384 or for per-day registration. Class equipment is available.

For questions regarding the program please contact: Grace DiNapoli



First Shot


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.

This is the actual price of the program.

We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Daily Fee: $95

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies 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 x-101 or x-103). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Don Symanski

Don Symanski began the study of kyudo with the late Kanjuro Shibata XX, Sendai in 1980. He has been making yumi since 1991and continues to teach and inspire students internationally. Don lives and practices his art of yumi making in Lafayette, Colorado.

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