One Arrow, One Life by Kenneth Kushner
Zen, Archery, Enlightenment

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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.
 

About Kenneth Kushner

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Kushner had 20 years of training under Tanouye Tenshin Rotaishi and was ordained as a priest in 1993 under the name of Setsuzan Gishin. He was also awarded the title of Renshi or Teaching Master in Chozen-ji Ryu Kyudo. He is currently a professor in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.
 
Published June 14, 2011 by Tuttle Publishing. 128 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Law & Philosophy, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Kenneth Kushner, a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, entered Zen training in 1978 and began studying kyodo (the art of traditional Japanese archery) in 1981.

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