66-02-26 - Only 85 books missing from the library. Quite a list of
members present to elect the new president whom some would later call the
Steve Jobs of ZC.
66-04-02 - 25 to 30 sitting every morning. Up to 70 expected for
sesshin. The sixties is getting into swing. One thousand Wind Bells being
mailed out. First taping of Suzuki lectures runs into problems. The first
one we have in July 26th - but there are still those missing Los Altos
tapes that I feel bad I haven't followed up some leads on. Interesting
first mention of Tassajara. Richard Baker has talked to the owner and
plans to drive down there with "Reverend Suzuki. Rev. Katagiri."
66-05-21 - More talk about
buying land near Tassajara. They say it would take three and a half hours
to drive there - four at the least back then - and over a day to walk from
Big Sur - nope, I made it in nine hours. Suzuki asks about where Yasutani
can hold a sesshin.
66-06-18 - Nothing special
to report on this meeting but I love reading them - the names, the
details, foreshadowing of incompatibility between the two groups, the
66-08-13 - Amelia
Newell's name comes up - interesting.
See page for this on 60s Communes.
Hmm - Suzuki's in Japan and this "Tasugami" might be Tatsugami who came to
Tassajara as a guest teacher in 1969 for three practice periods.
Interesting (to me) talk about taping lectures. This is about the
time I showed up at ZC.
66-09-14 - They're just talking about buying land near Tassajara. We
forget that until the last minute, the fundraising was for money to buy
the Horse Pasture, 160 acres near Tassajara that had no road leading into
it, no structures, had little flat land, no sizable creek. After we'd
raised the money for the 20k down payment (as I recall) Bob Beck said he
and his wife Anna were prepared to sell Tassajara itself. Richard Baker
let the board know, they approved immediately, and all of a sudden we had
Tassajara and 280k more to come up with, a large payment due in March.
66-09-17 - About buying the Horse Pasture near
Tassajara. Thoughts of asking Red Skelton for a donation.
Morley Baer who
does photo workshops at Tassajara has offered photos for fundraising
brochure. Art sale (mislabled exibition) might be at Cody's (misspelled
like many words) in Berkeley. Chet Helms has offered the Avalon Ballroom.
Alan Watts letter on what to call Suzuki and a vote on the matter. Wonder
where that letter went.
Wonder what happened to notes from subsequent meetings
for the rest of 1966 and all of 1967 and all but one
from 1968. - dc
1964 - 1965 -
1969 - 1970