Kyudo, Japanese archery, is practiced at Karmê Chöling Meditation Retreat Center in Vermont.


Seiko Kyudo – Sacred Tiger Kyudo

Kyudo, the Way of the Bow, is one of the oldest arts of the Japanese tradition of contemplative warriorship. The aim of the practice is not the target, but to synchronize awareness and body in the present moment.

Seiko Kyudojo is based at Karmê Chöling Meditation Retreat Center in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Our school, Heki-ryu Bishu Chikurin-ha, was brought to North America in 1980 by Kanjuro Shibata Sendai XX (1921-2013) at the request of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

We practice with open-heart gratitude to all practitioners in our lineage and others who have devoted their lives to sincere practice and the continuation of the spirit of kyudo.