Practice time: Sundays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kyudo, “the Way of the Bow”, is the ancient discipline of Zen archery. The practice of Kyudo is elegant and deceptively simple. Neither age, sex, nor physical strength have any significance, so both young and old and those from all walks of life, are attracted to Kyudo.

Kyudo, a standing form of meditation, is unlike sport archery in that hitting the target counts for little. In Kyudo, the target serves only as a mirror of one’s mind. With this practice the aim is to synchronize body and awareness in the present moment, and thus purify the heart and mind. Confidence and natural dignity are the result.

Kyudo Japanese Zen archery classes meet off site every Sunday, weather permitting, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Equipment is provided.

For more information:
Call Ken at: 301-649-4990
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Zen and the Art of Archery (Washington Post article)
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The regular location is outdoors at:
Adelphi Manor Archery Range
2500 or 2600 Block University Blvd East
inside the Beltway in Maryland near the University of Maryland.


Directions to the outdoor location:
The MNCPPC Public Archery Range named Adelphi Manor Archery Range on University Boulevard East just west of the University of Maryland entrance.

Directions from Baltimore:
This is just like coming from Northern Virginia (below), except you’ll be coming south on I-95 to the Beltway I-495. Take the Beltway I-495 option West (counter-clockwise around DC, toward Silver Spring). Go one exit to Exit 28 for New Hampshire Avenue and Takoma Park. Take New Hampshire Ave, going south toward Takoma Park.

Directions from Northern Virginia:
Take Beltway I-495  (clockwise around DC) past Bethesda and Silver Spring, to Exit 28, New Hampshire Avenue and Takoma Park, heading south toward Takoma Park.

Continuing from Exit 28:
Go about two miles south on New Hampshire to University Boulevard, and turn left (east). Continue on University Boulevard about a mile and a quarter. Continue straight through the intersection with Riggs Road on the way.

The last stop light is at West Park Drive. Pass through the light and notice a public splash pool on the right, which has a sign that looks like a big blue baby dolphin. Get into the left lane and take the left-turn lane (without a stop light) into Adelphi Manor Archery Range.

From Washington, DC:
Exit the District on New Hampshire Avenue north. Turn right on to University Boulevard and follow directions above for arriving from Exit 28 off Beltway I-495.