Friday, June 20, 2014

A message for Sendai

You appeared in a dream
and asked,
"How many flowers?"

There are more flowers than I can count.
Each of us imperfect
and perfect...
in a perfect sort of way.

Shotoku Taishi sends his love.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sendai XX


may our ya fly

dispelling negativity
inviting wakefulness
cleansing our hearts and 
continually bringing us home 
to your forever-present example
of impeccable dignity and compassion. 

In loving memory of

Kanjuro Shibata XX 
December 29, 1921 - October 21, 2013

Kanjuro Shibata XX, formerly known as Sensei, is now referred to as Sendai, and Sensei will be used for Kanjuro Shibata XXI.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

One for all, all for one

Sensei is enjoying this new ride thanks to his students from Koko Iba in Bern, Switzerland. Thank you kyudo brothers and sisters for making our master more mobile!

Please visit our fundraising page here to contribute any amount you like towards Sensei's care

Monday, June 17, 2013

Our Kyudo Master

Sensei making an offering after demonstrating kyudo at a children's Dharma camp
Lafayette, Colorado June 7, 2013

     As can be seen from these recent photos, Sensei's will to teach is alive and well even though his 91 year old body needs increasing assistance. Efforts have been underway to provide more support. A deep layer of help has arrived in the form of Ian Sheppard, a Certified Nursing Assistant and dedicated meditation practitioner. He has been working from 8am-1pm six days per week providing a steady presence and strong physical support during the most demanding hours of the day. The first six weeks of his help have been magnanimously donated by Bill and Inge Cox of Halifax. Now we are raising funds in order to hire him for the year ahead. 

Learn more and contribute any amount you like towards this care here

Sensei examines a tiny yumi and homemade ya at children's Dharma camp
Lafayette, Colorado June 7, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sensei teaches SMC staff

Emerging from his recent bout with pneumonia with renewed vigor, Sensei was in Zenko Iba teaching last week. Snow fell throughout the day and set the tone for the introduction to kyudo practice offered to receptive Shambhala Mountain Center staff members.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013