Shintaido North East is excited to announce dates and locations for our Kangeiko 2020.
We will hold our Kangeiko from the morning of Saturday March 14 – noon Sunday March 15.
We will stay at the beautiful Hartman’s Herb Farm, a cozy B&B in Barre, MA.
And our 3 keikos will be at the Petersham Town Hall, a short drive away.
Details and prices will be forthcoming soon. Please contact Matt Shorten at 978-503-8225 or email@example.com soon about attending Kangeiko, so we’ll know how many rooms to reserve.
The International Shintaido Project (ISP) is pleased to announce the 2020 quadrennial international gasshuku will be held near Kansai, Japan and Lake Biwa.
Biwako 2020 international gasshuku
Theme: “和気藹々/Waki Aiai”.
和気藹々/Waki Aiai describes an atmosphere or a situation where a group of people gather and share joy, laughter, happiness and peace with open-hearts, and its vibrations spread into wider communities, fill and surround the earth and the universe.
和気/Waki literally means “energy of peace and harmony”, and “藹々/Aiai” describes trees and plants growing and spreading their leaves vibrantly. The word also implies the importance of “co-existence” and “inter-dependency”,not only amongst humans but also with animals, plants and the nature.
和気藹々/Waki Aiai reminds us of Fig. 9 of the famous picture “Jyugyuzu” (Ten Ox-herder Pictures］.
The word “Ai” itself is a powerful “KOTODAMA/Word’s Spirit” in Japanese, which means Love, Encounter, Communion, Inter-dependence, Indigo, etc.… If you just make the sound “Ai Ai Ya-!”, you would naturally feel happier, lighter and open in spirit!
Wednesday, November 4th will be for the ITEC and ISP Board to arrive
Thursday, November 5th the ITEC and ISP Board will have keiko and meetings. Participants will arrive
Friday, November 6th will have exams in morning, an afternoon opening ceremony and keiko. In the evening there will be a general membership meeting.
Saturday, November 7th there will be a keiko in the morning and afternoon followed by a party in the evening.
Sunday, November 8th there will be a morning keiko and all will depart after lunch.