Program Listings

  • Lodge: Single Occupancy Room - $100 per Night – CAD $400.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy - $55 per Night – CAD $310.00
  • Lodge: Couple Room - $55 Each per Night – CAD $310.00
  • Lodge: Triple Occupancy Dorm with Bunk Bed - $45 per Night – CAD $290.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy - $45 per Night – CAD $290.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy - $80 per Night – CAD $360.00
  • New Cabin-Style Tent: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $270.00
  • Wood Cabin: Double Occupancy - $35 per Night – CAD $270.00
  • Wood Cabin Dorm: Up to 4 People - $25 per Night – CAD $250.00
  • Your Own Tent - $20 per Night – CAD $240.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $200.00
  • (All prices include CAD $200.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival Friday late afternoon. Departure Sunday late afternoon.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Rd, Tatamagouche, NS, B0K 1V0

Peggy Eyre
[email protected]
902-657-9085 ext 15902-957-3443

Email us about program

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow

With Sam West, 'Somo' of Kozan Kyudojo

September 13 - 15, 2019

   Through Kyudo one can learn to live beyond hope and fear… how to be.
            – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

This retreat will be taught by Sam West, ‘Somo’ of Kozan Kyudojo.

Kyudo integrates technical skill with the development of a completely focused and disciplined mind. Influenced by Shintoism and Zen, it is a path of self-development and meditation that requires the archer to cultivate precision, a clear mind, and freedom from fear. Originally a samurai discipline, the purpose of Kyudo now is to purify one’s heart and mind, awaken natural human dignity, and to go beyond the obstacles of ambition, aggression or confusion.

The weekend presents the opportunity for both beginning and continuing students to learn and practise an ancient form of kyudo using traditional Japanese bows (yumi). Students 12 years and above are welcome.

Tuition: $200 plus accommodations.


What to Bring & Expect at DDL
How to Get Here
Financial Aid Form



Sam West, ‘Somo’ of Kozan Kyudojo
Sam began kyudo in Boulder in 1980 with Sendai, Shibata Kanjuro Sensei XX, who had been invited  by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to teach kyudo in Colorado. In 1984 Sam became responsible (Somo) for Toko Kyudojo in Manhattan.  He traveled to kyudo programs with Sendai during the 80’s and, in 1987, became responsible for Kozan Kyudojo in Nova Scotia.  Sendai sent Sam to help foster kyudo and develop dojos in Europe and the US. In 1999 Sendai requested Sam to organize and develop all the kyudojos  within Zenko International from Boulder. There, Sam lived with Sendai, cared for him, studied kyudo,…
Learn more about Sam West, ‘Somo’ of Kozan Kyudojo