Onyumishi Kanjuro Shibata XX Sensei


Hello everyone. How are you? Trungpa Rinpoche died so quickly, very quickly. Now, all of you, sangha people everywhere, listen to Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s voice. You can hear him very well, his natural voice, straight from his heart to your heart. Twenty years sounds like a long time. To think of it in this way is sad. How long ago we first met him… The sangha leadership from that time is truly, especially sad today.

But, everyone, open your hearts straight to Trungpa Rinpoche, please. You can do this. There is no need for bad feeling at all. Look! East! Great Eastern Sun!

He was twentieth in a line of master bowmakers and a kyūdō teacher of the Heki Ryū Bishū Chikurin-ha tradition. Beginning in 1980, Shibata founded over 25 kyūdōjō in the United States, Canada and Europe.