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.
June was a student of Suzuki Roshi, a Soto Zen Master, in the early seventies and met Chogyam Tungpa Rinpoche at Tassajara Zen Mountain Centre. After an interview with Trungpa Rinpoche she made the decision to study with him and went to Allenspark in Colorado where he taught the Six States of Bardo. She continued to study with Rinpoche until his parinirvana but his teachings continue to stay with her to this day. Part of Rinpoche’s legacy was Dharma Art, working towards creating an environment of harmony and sacredness, which inspired June to study Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging and Chado, Japanese Tea Ceremony.