One Arrow, One Life: Zen, Archery, Enlightenment

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Tuttle Publishing, 2000 - Religion - 112 pages
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One Arrow, One Life is the ultimate study of kyudo (the art of traditional Japanese archery) and its relation to the ideals and practice of Zen Buddhism. But it's much more: It also serves perfectly as an informal manual of practice for anyone who wants to bring a living, moving Zen into the activities of everyday life. Beginning with a solid introduction to the foundation techniques of both kyudo and zazen-breathing, posture, and concentration-and quickly moving on to the subtleties of advanced practice, Ken Kushner then ties it all together into a personal testimony of the pervasiveness of Zen in everyday 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, beautifully illustrated with line drawings by Jackson Morisawa, is an indispensable guidebook.

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Kenneth Kushnerbegan 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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