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.
Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche is a revered Nyingma lama known for his directness, profundity, and near perfect memory. He was born in Eastern Tibet in 1951, the eldest son of the third Neten Chokling Rinpoche, and resetted with his family in Sikkim in 1959. He is currently based in Bir, India and travels throughout Europe and Asia teaching the dharma.
He received teachings from Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (predecessor of the current Dzongsar Khyentse) and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He also attended Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche for many years, and in that capacity, accompanied Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to Boulder in 1982. During that very important visit, Khyentse Rinpoche bestowed the Sakyong empowerment on Trungpa Rinpoche.
Orgyen Tobgyal is also an actor, and played the role of Geko (master of discipline of the monastery) in Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's film The Cup (1999). He also played the role of yogi/teacher to Milarepa in Life of Milarepa -- Part I, a film directed by the current Neten Chokling, and was the artistic director for this movie.