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.
Vivian Kurz was born in New York and attended Brandies University. She first met Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1970, and, subsequently, lived at Karme Choling and attended the 1973 Seminary. With Trungpa Rinpoche’s blessings, in 1975, Vivian went to India, with the same super-8mm camera in hand, to meet Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Some of that footage is included in later films for which she shot additional footage for and served as co-producer. (Jewel Mountain and The Spirit of Tibet.)
In 1980 she participated in the first three-year Nyingma retreat in Dordogne, France. Over the years she has worked extensively with Matthieu Ricard and his humanitarian organization. She currently lives in New York and is the director of Dilgo Khyentse Fellowship/Shechen (www.shechen.org), a non-profit dedicated to continuing the lineage and vision of Khyentse Rinpoche.