Vajrayogini and the Five Wisdoms in Relationships

25 May - 2 June 2019

With Sarah Coleman, Mark Nowakowski & Brian Hilliard

Restricted retreat for those who have received the empowerment of Vajrayogini.
 

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A Brief History of Tassajara

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.  

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Khandro Rinpoche to Teach in Halifax

August 3&4, 2019

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.

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Jim Lowrey

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Jim Lowrey became a student of the Vidyadhara in late 1970, along with the other members of a hippie commune in Boulder, Colorado, which was called Pygmy Farm. He attended the first Vajrayana Seminary in Snow Mass, Wyoming in 1973, and joined the Dorje Kasung when it was formalized in 1976. With Will Ryken, he was co-founder of Shambhala Sun Summer Camp in 1983. He currently lives in Halifax. Jim is the author of Taming Untameable Beings, Smile if you have to, and My Body Laid Bare: Dakini Songs, Remembrances, and other Poems.

Burn Self Deception

Burn Self Deception is Jim Lowrey's account of the day Trungpa Rinpoche got the Pygmies, and other community members, to stop smoking marijuana.

Never Give Up

Chronicles Radio: Jim talks about kasungship, the origins of Sun Camp, and the Vidyadhara's instructions to never give up

My Guru Was One Scary Son Of A Bitch

Sung at the Sadhana of Mahamudra feast in Halifax, 4 April 2009

Like a Dream, Like an Illusion . . .

After a two-hour wait in the line at the Kathmandu airport for our visas, Trudy and David Sable and I tried to connect with the promised driver from Tek Chok Ling,...

The Day My Car Died

When my guru lay dying, I was in Boulder and he was in Halifax, but I had never been closer to him. Every breath he took was another moment of us...

Totally Free from Agenda

I became a kasung by coincidence. In 1975, I was a student of Trungpa Rinpoche and working as a waiter at the Canyon Inn restaurant in Boulder. Just before closing time one...