Kyudo Gathering

with Jim Boorstein

August 31 - September 4, 2022

Kyudo Azuchi

Celebrating 30 Years of Kyudo Practice at the Azuchi

Since its construction in 1992, the Azuchi at Karmê Chöling has stood the test of time. Through countless programs and practices, many have experienced and contributed to the energy of this special place.

This year, Seiko warmly welcomes instructor, Jim Boorstein from NYC’s Toko Kyudojo. Together we offer an opportunity to join with fellow practitioners for an extended period of group practice in a retreat setting. The program is open to all who have taken First Shot.

"Most important, never forget your beginner's heart."  – Kanjuro Shibata XX

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 3-6 pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, to register and settle in. There is an open practice from 3 pm to 5:30 pm. Dinner is offered at 6:30 pm. The program begins that evening at 7:30 pm and concludes at approximately 3 pm on Sunday, September 4.

Class equipment is available.

There is solid benefit in attending the entire program, however, participants may register for a segment of the program. For per-day registration, contact KCL Guest Services at guestservices@karmecholing.org or (802)633-2384x3000.

COVID Protocols

Karme Choling's COVID protocols will evolve throughout the year, based on CDC recommendations. It is likely that you will need to have a negative COVID test prior to, or on arrival. Masks may be required for certain indoor events. You will receive specific guidelines in the welcome letter for this retreat.

You may check our current COVID protocols regarding on-land participation, at this link: https://www.karmecholing.org/visiting-us/covid-policy

Please NOTE: You must be fully vaccinated to stay overnight at Karme Choling.


This program is open to all who have taken 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 generosity price to those who can afford to pay a little more. Your generosity makes it possible for Karmê Chöling to offer it's programs at a reasonable price.

Daily Fee: $100

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

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 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Jim Boorstein

Jim Boorstein started his kyudo practice in 1991 with Kanjuro Shibata XX and Marcia Shibata. He was designated an instructor by Shibata Sensei XX in 1994. Jim has lead the New York Kyudo dojo for over 25 years. He has taught first shot at numerous places including Karmê Chöling and has led kyudo programs at Skylake Lodge, the Garrison Institute, and MIT.

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