Lars is passionate about traditional longbow making and how it can translate into your individual life. Archery is not just a sport or a tool to hunt for food, but is a discipline, meditation, or spiritual practice as in the popular 1930s book on zen buddhism, Zen in the Art of Archery. The most celebrated quote is, “In the case of archery, the hitter and the hit are no longer two opposing objects, but are one reality.” It points to the experience others have since described as “flow” or being “in the zone”. The workshop Lars will talk about offers much more than making a longbow. It will show you ways to reconnect, to ground with the Earth, to get in touch with your true self by exploring the art of making a longbow and learning the skills to use it. This can be a truly awakening experience and be life changing.
Facilitator Lars Richter has been teaching longbow making to both children and adults in Australia and overseas for more than 4 years now and has helped many people make significant changes in their life as a Yoga Teacher and Life Coach.