Tassajara Zen Mountain Center History
page started March 2023

Benefit Posters and Fundraising Brochures toward purchase of Tassajara

A Brief History of Tassajara: from Native American Sweat Lodges to Pioneering Zen Monastery
by Marilyn McDonald

Some Tassajara Zen Center Era Images from Marilyn McDonald's Tassajara History Booklet

Tassajara 25 Year Book
PDF with OCR 50BM ---- PDF with OCR 8MB

Text Version
for more accurate word search - with thumbnails linked to highest quality page images

article on Tassajara - by Rosa Gustaitus
in LA Times West Magazine
March 9, 1969

Tassajara Stories

Tassajara in ZC Board Notes 1966

Tassajara in Wind Bells

Tassajara index

History index

pre ZC Tassajara Hot Springs History

Thanks to Bob Watkins for the materials from 1967 below given to us about 2010 when visiting him in Taos. He was Tassajara's first work leader- dc

Zenshinji (Tassajara) opening ceremony program - July 3, 1967

a daily schedule - starting off easy. Before long it was two zazen morning and night. another schedule

August schedule,

sesshin schedule-1

sesshin schedule--2

student work skills list (not everyone on list)

Tassajara work assignments (not everyone on list - for instance I was there alternating between general work crew and tasks having to do with kitchen and dining room prep for September 2nd half of guest season. This was the only practice period in the summer - two months between two guest seasons, spring and fall. - DC)