Learn the Art of Japanese Archery: Kyudo First Shot

with Grace DiNapoli and Tom Kyle

February 2 - 4

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.

All are welcome, regardless of age, gender, or physical strength. Children should be at least 9 years of age. All necessary equipment will be provided.

For questions regarding the program please contact: Grace DiNapoli at gdinapoli@karmecholing.org

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 10:30am and noon on February 2, 2018 to register and settle in. Lunch is at 12:30pm. The program begins  at 1:30pm. The program ends on February 4, 2018 at 3:00pm. Participants should plan on attending the entire program.


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.

Those who can are encouraged to register using this option.

To encourage all to study, we offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price. Charitable donations provide the funding to make this pricing option available. We thank our donors for their generosity.

Financial Aid

Karmê Chöling offers interest-free payment plans, scholarships, and other financial assistance.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Grace DiNapoli

As program director and instructor, Grace has held the practice of kyudo at Seiko Kyudojo since 2012. Along with classes for the Mukpo Institute, she offers kyudo talks and demonstrations at Shambhala programs. Grace has taught First Shot at Karmê Chöling, Zen Mountain Monastery, and other locations throughout Vermont.

About Tom Kyle

Tom Kyle is the instructor at Breathing Mind Kyudojo in Barre, Vermont. Tom is an arrow maker and has recently begun making kyudo bows. Together they have taught First Shot here, at Zen Mountain Monastery, and other locations in Vermont.

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