3-Day Kyudo Intensive with Shibata XX Student Sam West in Boulder, Colorado
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Celebrating 30 Years of Tradition in Boulder, Colorado, USA
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
May 3rd, 4th, and 5th 2019
4220 19th Street
Boulder, CO 80304
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Sam began Kyudo in Boulder in 1980 with Sendai, Shibata Kanjuro Sensei XX. Sendai had been invited to teach the traditional Heki Ryu Bishu Chikurin-ha school of kyudo in Boulder, Colorado by Tibetan Meditation Master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This invitation arose after Trungpa Rimpoche and Sendai formed a close personal relationship and deep respect for one another during a meeting in Japan after discussing the various ways meditation could produce an enlightened society.
In 1983 Sam moved to Litchfield Conn. to work with Paul Winter as a music producer and director of Living Music Foundation, then moved to New York where he became responsible for Toko Kyudojo in Manhattan.
Sam traveled to Kyudo programs with Sendai during the 80’s and then moved to Nova Scotia in 1987 where he became responsible for Kozan Kyudojo. Sendai also looked to Sam to help develop Kyudojos in Europe and the US.
In 1999, Sendai requested Sam to move to Boulder to organize and develop all the Kyudojos within Zenko International. For a number of years Sam lived with Sendai, cared for him, studied Kyudo, and organized and traveled with Sendai to programs in North America and Europe.
In 2004, Sam moved to California at Sendai’s behest to help develop Kyudojos in Los Angeles, Ojai and at the Pullahari Retreat Center. Sam continued to work with Sendai assisting with national and international Kyudo programs during this time.
Since 2007, Sam has lived in Nova Scotia from where he traveled to assist Sendai in teaching Kyudo in North America and Europe until Sendai’s passing on October 21st, 2013. Sam continues to lead and assist Kyudo programs at home and abroad under the current lineage holder, Shibata Kanjuro Sensei XXI.
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