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.
Marilyn Thurrott first heard about the Vidyadhara in the early 1970's while living on a commune in the Kootenays of British Columbia. Over the years, she became a dedicated student and attended seminary in 1982. During the Seminary, she was given the refuge name, Dharma Protector Divine Lady, and was inspired to join the Dorje Kasung. She has continued her kasung service over the years while living in Halifax, Toronto, and Karme Chöling and has held the posts of Rusung and Regimental Commander. Marilyn returned to the Kootenays in 1999, where she works as a hospice volunteer and continues to teach dharma classes. She lives with her daughter and grandchildren. Her son lives nearby, and the entire family are active members of the Kootenay Shambhala Centre. Marilyn has attended Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche's programs at Karme Chöling for the past seven years and plans to enter the three-year retreat at Gampo Abby in 2004.