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KiSuiAn Shakuhachi Camp
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Temenos Retreat Center
West Chester, PA
Starts: Friday August 12, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Ends: Monday August 15, 2016 @ 12:00 noon


The Sixteenth Annual East Coast Shakuhachi Camp is an idea that has grown out of the excellent work done at the International Shakuhachi conventions and the annual Shakuhachi Summer Camps held in Colorado. We sincerely hope to supplement this work and provide a learning experience on the Shakuhachi for people on the East Coast who may not be able to travel. We are pleased that the East Coast Shakuhachi camps of previous years have been such an overwhelming success.

This year we will again feature work on the Shakuhachi used as a healing tool, as well as the usual work with the Honkyoku and the Sankyoku (Trio) Repertoire. The duration of the camp will span the usual 4 days. We invite individuals whose instruments are the Shamisen as well as the Koto.

The camp program includes a number of classes per day with Shakuhachi masters: Kurahashi Yodo II, Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin, Robert Nyosei Kline, Kurt Nyoshun Findeisen, Jamie Hogetsu Orfanella, and Mutsumi Takamizu on the Koto and Shamisen. Additionally, all participants get two private lessons with the staff members of their choice. Registration begins at 10:30AM on Friday, August 12, 2016, and the Camp ends at 12:00 (noon) Monday, August 15, 2016.

Students will be able to take part in other optional activities such as Za-Zen, and T'ai Chi Chuan. There will be time to schedule additional private lessons with the guest instructors. We will have the new, highly recommended (sustainable) cooking of the Northbrook Caterers doing the Catering for all of our meals.

The 2016 Shakuhachi Camp is a very exciting project and we are very encouraged by the amount of enthusiasm we have received. We look forward to sharing this wonderful take no michi (path of bamboo), including: with a large fellowship of players from varied backgrounds.