Kyudo: The Way of the Bow, A Public Talk & Demonstration (Friday night only)

with Toby Bernal & Dr. Claudelle Glasgow

July 19th

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  • Suggested donation $15

In this Friday Night Talk, Toby Bernal, senior teacher, a Senpai of the standing meditation practice of Kyudo, will present the ancient discipline of Zen archery and give a demonstration. To view details and register for the full weekend program, click here. Registration for the weekend program is limited due to the availability of equipment.

 One is not polishing one's shooting style or technique, but the mind.
– Kanjuro Shibata XX

Through Kyudo one can learn to live beyond hope and fear, how to be. 
– Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

The Seattle Shambhala Center is pleased to host senior teacher, Alexander T. Bernal, with assistance from Dr. Claudelle Glasgow, in conducting an introductory program of Kyudo, the Way of the Bow, the ancient discipline of Zen archery, introduced to Shambhala students by Kanjuro Shibata XX at the request of Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche.

A standing form of meditation, "Kyudo is unlike sport archery in that hitting the target counts for little.  In Kyudo, the target serves only as a mirror of one's mind. With this practice the aim is to synchronize body and awareness in the present moment, and thus purify the heart and mind.  The result is confidence and the natural dignity of being human, beyond the obstacles of ambition, aggression or confusion."

The public talk will include information about kyudo as a contemplative practice and is open to all ages. 

Prerequisites: None.

Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle.

Contact? For more information please contact Robin Willett [email protected] or Linda Murphy [email protected]