Learn the Art of Japanese Archery: Kyudo First Shot

September 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 reflecting 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 or physical strength. All equipment is provided.

Arrival & Departure


The program begins Friday, Sept. 2, at 1:30 pm, plan to arrive between 10:30 am and noon to register and settle in, lunch is at 12:30. The program ends Sunday, Sept. 4, at 3 pm. Participants should attend the entire program.

For questions regarding the program please contact: Grace DiNapoli at SeikoKyudo@KarmeCholing.org


COVID Protocols

Karme Choling's COVID protocols will evolve throughout 2022, 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.


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

Please Note:
Price does not include accommodations.

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.

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