From Native American Sweat Lodges to Pioneering Zen Monastery
with a Foreword by David Chadwick
from Cuke Press, a project of Cuke Archives
This book is based on a scrapbook that sat for years in the office of Tassajara Springs, Zen Mountain Center, deep in the mountains of Monterey County, California. It was put together by Marilyn McDonald who was a frequent guest at Tassajara from the mid-seventies to mid-eighties. From the day she arrived she was fascinated with the history of the place, did extensive research and many interviews. Marilyn passed away January, 2017, and a combination of her friends, family, and a few of us Zennies put a lot of effort into polishing it up and making it widely available.
Karma Changchub Ling is pleased to announce that Khandro Rinpoche will visit Halifax to give teachings on "Mind Training (Lojong)" on August 3 and August 4. The teachings will take place in the McInnes Room on the Dalhousie Campus. Registration will start June 1.
Denny Blouin helped to found the Kootenay Dharmadhatu in Nelson, BC in the early 1970s, and later studied at Naropa Institute and Maitri Center. He and his family moved to Halifax in 1981, where he has taught writing to business people and professionals, written for the Shambhala Sun, and published poetry. From 1989 to 1992 he co-developed a variety of programs for The Naropa Institute of Canada, celebrating Nova Scotia as the rock-meets-bone ground for the enlightened society the Vidyadhara declared it to be in 1976, sight unseen.
"Did he say, 'Fuck you'?"
"Yeah. He just said it again."
To whomever—was it Ginsberg?—on that long ten-tape "Tibetan Buddhism and American Karma" seminar (November, 1971) we were listening to in the...