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.
Jackie Mitchell has lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia since 1987 and is a founding member of the Shambhala Elementary School. She became a teacher at the school where she taught for 20 years, teaching and developing curricula based on the Enki Education approach. More recently she has been engaged in curriculum development projects under the auspices of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, both in Australia and in Bhutan where she designed curricula for the young monks at his monastery. Jackie has been a practicing Buddhist since 1980, is a meditation instructor and a graduate of Naropa University. She recently completed a master’s degree in education at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax and wrote a thesis on the integration of contemplative practice and sacred world outlook into curriculum.