Kyudo Open Practice Weekend

with Grace Dinapoli and Tom Kyle

September 7 - 8, 2019

Kyudo at Karme Choling

Seiko Kyudojo invites all kyudo practitioners to spend the weekend in the hills of Vermont and practice at the Azuchi. Come for one or both days. Class equipment is available.

For questions regarding the weekend contact Grace DiNapoli at

Arrival & Departure

Arrive when convenient. Practice starts daily at 10 am with lunch at 12:30 pm. We will have a gathering before dinner at 6:30 pm.

A Note on Pricing: Thanks to a generous donor, our friends from north of border, can pay a daily rate of $25. You may notify our front desk at (802-633-2384 x-101 or x-103) to request this adjustment.


All participants must have taken first shot.


Program Fee: $70

Daily Fee: $35

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 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 presentations at Shambhala programs. Grace has taught First Shot at Karmê Chöling, Zen Mountain Monastery, The Garrison Institute, and throughout Vermont.

About Tom Kyle

Tom started practicing kyudo in 2005. He took his 'first shot' at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, New York. For Tom the practice of kyudo is a gateway to his formal Zen studies. He now teaches at his home in Barre, Vermont, has begun to make his own yumis (bows), and assists with first shot programs at Zen Mountain Monastery and throughout Vermont.

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