Sunday, July 26, 2009

Shinkobusai Ceremony at Dechen Chöling

Sensei conducted the Shinbokusai, the annual kami tree blessing at Dechen Chöling, before leaving for London. Here's what it looked like as the residents of DCL burned the old ropes and boards, installed new ones, and made offerings.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dechen Chöling 2009 Open Program

Following the advanced program at Dechen Chöling, near Limoges, France, Shibata Sensei presided over an open program attended by beginning and experienced students. He also offered teachings to Sun Camp and Family Camp participants. Here's a visual overview of the sights and events:

Monday, July 20, 2009

Advanced Program at Dechen Chöling, July 2009

This summer, Sensei traveled to Dechen Chöling Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Centre, near Limoges, France, to teach an advanced kyudo program, and an open program for beginning and intermediate students.

After nearly 24 hours of travel, Sensei and party arrived on July 9, and the advanced program ran from July 10 through 17. The following slideshow should give you a flavor of the place, the participants, and Sensei's presence. Stay tuned for photos from the open program, still in progress.