Category Archives: buddhism

Mind / Body / Bow

Another long delay! Maybe this is how it will be for a while? Things are happening but slowly, and in a one step forward, one step in a totally random direction sort of way. I went through a period where … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Demons

I can’t believe I haven’t written anything since June. Time goes so fast in the summer time, in part because people try to cram a full year of activity into the warm months, before we all go into hibernation. There’s … Continue reading

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Buddhist Notebook: Compassion and Emptiness

It’s often said that when someone has realized emptiness it enables them to have even greater compassion for other beings. I’ve wondered about that because, with my limited intellectual understanding, I often find myself getting frustrated with people, rather than … Continue reading

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Buddhist/Kyudo Notebook: Training

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the intersections between Buddhism and Kyudo. There are many, of course, but one of the more central has to do with the notion of 自然の離れ, a natural release. Dan DeProspero says it’s in … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Nagoya 2014 (5) 美

For all that I learned and experienced in Nagoya the conversation that remains with me most deeply and unexpectedly was with TSH, a friend from Taiwan who I met for the first time the day before the seminar began. After … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: 心

Recently I had a bit of a heart-to-heart with my teacher at an onsen. We have a party there every January to kick off the new year. What he’s been telling me since last year (or really before that… hmmm…) … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: The Show Must Go On

I haven’t written anything in a while because I’ve been struggling on various levels, and it’s hard to write when the conclusion still seems far away. It all began a few weeks ago when I happened to manage the best … Continue reading

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