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.
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These two teachings, among the earliest the Vidyadhara gave in North America, provide a glimpse into the profound trust Chögyam Trungpa had in the possibility that genuine buddhadharma could be successfully transplanted into Western culture.
This interview was conducted in Cambridge, Massachusetts in October 2014. Thank you to Sam Bercholz for conducting the interview, and to videographer Ivan Bercholz.
Part One: About his teacher, Dodrupchen Rinpoche
OUR TOPIC IS DECENCY. Decency here is not in contrast to the indecency of, say, wearing two different-colored socks or not having your zipper done up. We are talking about decency as something more profound to be realized and understood.
In this talk we hear Chögyam Trungpa speaking with sangha children eight days before the first Children's Day in 1978. Rinpoche's brief talk and the discussion that follows are really quite wonderful for children and adults alike.
Here is the first ever Shambhala Day address, nine minutes and 17 seconds. It took place just after dawn in the newly renovated third-floor shrine room of Dorje Dzong, now the Boulder Shambhala Center. The room was packed with many students and many young children; it was a joyful moment.
Chögyam Trungpa on Sechen Kongtrül
During a recent Sun of Wisdom feast in Halifax, the gathered sadhakas listened to this recording of Trungpa Rinpoche talking about his guru (excerpted from Talk Five...
Tail of the Tiger (Karme Choling), Barnet, Vermont; August 1974
The notes on Chronicles introducing the previous seminar, "Training the Mind," also provide a good introduction to this "Techniques of Mindfulness" seminar...
This seminar on tantra was given by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche at Naropa Institute (now Naropa University) in the summer of 1974, the first year of Naropa. Chogyam Trungpa took an approach to Vajrayana Buddhism that is unique in its experiential flavor.
Trungpa Rinpoche gave two seminars on Zen and Tantra, the first in January 1974 at Karme Chöling, and the second in February 1974, at the Harvard Divinity School. These talks have been edited into The Teacup and the Skullcup, with an introduction by Acharya David Schneider.
Looking into the world
I see alone a chrysanthemum,
And death approaches.
Abandoned by guru and friend,
I stand like a lonely juniper
Which grows among rocks,
Hardened and tough.
Loneliness is my habit—
I grew up in...