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.
Tom Bell joined Trungpa Rinpoche's community of students in 1972. He served as the head of practice and
study at Rocky Mountain Dharma Center (now SMC) in the mid-to-late seventies, before entering the oil and
gas business in 1978. In addition to Gold Lake Oil, Tom co-founded Colorado Gathering and Processing
Corporation, which supplied natural gas to the city of Greeley, Colorado. He also co-founded the Colorado
Natural Gas Assistance Foundation, which used profits from natural gas sales to help low income energy
consumers pay their heating bills.
Tom and his wife, Jacquie, and their children, Wilson and Victoria, moved to Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia in
1988, where he has been involved in a number of business and community projects. Most notably, Tom
served as the general manager for the conversion of a former Canadian military base (CFB Cornwallis) into the
village of Cornwallis Park. After serving as the Director of Karme Chöling from 2000 through 2003, Tom and
Jacquie have returned to Nova Scotia where (recently retired) they study and practice the dharma between
visits with their children and grandchildren.