One Arrow, One Life: Zen, Archery, Enlightenment

One Arrow, One Life: Zen, Archery, Enlightenment

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by Kenneth Kushner
     
 

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One Arrow, One Life is a classic treatise on kyudo, the art of traditional Japanese archery, and its relation to the ideals and practice of Zen Buddhism.

With a solid introduction to the form and practice of Zen meditation, as well as a thorough description of the Eight Stages of Kyudo, One Arrow, One Life captures the subtleties of the complementary

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One Arrow, One Life is a classic treatise on kyudo, the art of traditional Japanese archery, and its relation to the ideals and practice of Zen Buddhism.

With a solid introduction to the form and practice of Zen meditation, as well as a thorough description of the Eight Stages of Kyudo, One Arrow, One Life captures the subtleties of the complementary nature of thought and action, movement and stillness. Demonstrating the importance of bringing movement, posture and breathing into harmony, One Arrow, One Life interweaves Zen philosophy with daily experience and techniques, teachers, and the dojo, to give a name and face to kyudo. Beginning with its discussion of the breathing, posture, and concentration that is fundamental to both disciplines, then quickly moving on to the subtleties of advanced practice, author, Ken Kushner ties everything together into a personal testimony of the pervasiveness of Zen in everyday life.

Illustrator, Jackson Morisawa's line drawings bring the art of kyudo to life. For those interested in Zen and moving meditation, kyudo practitioners of all levels, as well as students of the Way of martial arts, this volume is an indispensable guidebook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462900640
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
06/14/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Kenneth Kushner began Zen training under Tanouye Tenshin Roshi in 1978. He began serious kyudo training in 1981 and has traveled to Hawaii and Japan for advanced study. He is currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a member of the faculty of the Institute of Zen Studies in Honolulu.

In the late 1970's, Jackson Morisawa started training in Kyudo on the advice of Tanouye Rotaishi. In 1988, Jackson Morisawa was given the title Kyoshi ( Teaching Master) by the Institute of Zen Studies. In 1996, he was awarded the title Shihan (Master of the Way).

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