Kyudo, the “Way of the Bow”is often referred to as the “Zen Art of Archery”. The Chozen-ji school of Kyudo was founded by Jackson Morisawa. It views kyudo as a form of shugyo (intense spiritual training). Accordingly, there are neither competitions nor promotion tests in Chozen-ji kyudo.
Kyudo training is conducted at the Madison Dojo under the supervision of Kushner Roshi, who is the Headmaster of the Chozen-ji School of Kyudo. See the calendar for the training schedule.
Spring Green Dojo Work Weekends
We deliberately bought land empty of buildings when we started development of Spring Green Dojo. We did this because we wanted the opportunity to figure out how to use the resources at hand to construct the facilities we need. This means that there is a great deal of manual labor needed on an ongoing basis. To meet this need, we have occasional weekends that combine Zen training in the early morning and the evening with necessary work done during the day. We have learned to accommodate individuals of all ages and abilities into these kind of events and find that they often are a good way to introduce who we are and how we train to people new to Zen.
Winter Sesshin: January 8-14, 2018
Spring Sesshin: March 29-April 1, 2018
Summer Sesshin: May 28-June 3, 2018
Fall Sesshin: September 27-30, 2018