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Thank You from Kannon Do

To Greg Fain and the residents at Tassajara, and the organizers of the guest practice program, Steve, Siobhan, and Minoria,

On behalf of Kannon Do, I offer deepest gratitude for your incredible hospitality, kindness, and practice of the Way. Everyone who came to visit from our sangha was deeply moved by our experience at Tassajara. Thank you for making us feel at home with you.

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Featured Photo May 16 – Dharma Transmission

Anshi Zachary Smith and Doshin Mako Voelkel completed Dharma Transmission with Ryushin Paul Haller at Tassajara Zen Center on April 17, 2019. Photo by Zenshin Greg Fain.

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Featured Photo April 4

Congratulations to Winter 2019 Practice Period shusos at City Center/Beginner’s Mind Temple and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center!

Photos at Beginner’s Mind Temple by Dana Velden and photo at Tassajara by Shundo David Haye.

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Featured Photo March 21

Tassajara zendo altar with spring flowers. Photo by Shundo David Haye.

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Featured Photo January 17

The amazing sculpted sandstone wind caves in the Ventana Wilderness are along the Church Creek trail, a moderate day hike from central Tassajara. Photo by Corinna Bernasko.

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Featured Photo December 20

Congratulations Fall 2018 shusos! Photos by Shundo David Haye (City Center and Green Gulch Farm) and Jeff Miller (Tassajara).

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Featured Photo October 11

Tortoiseshell butterflies at Tassajara, May 2018. Photos of butterflies by Shundo David Haye.

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Featured Photo September 6

Avalokitesvara in the Tassajara zendo. Photo by Shundo David Haye.

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TassNow: Remaining August Availability

In the Mountains on a Summer Day, by Li Bai (trans. Arthur Waley, 1919).

Gently I stir a white feather fan,
With open shirt sitting in a green wood.
I take off my cap and hang it on a jutting stone;
A wind from the pine-trees trickles on my bare head.

Here are some one-night and multi-night stays at the end of August:

Holds for the retreat running 8/30-9/3 will be released on 8/23

Creekside housing:Photo by Margo Moritz
8/21 in Stone 3

8/22 in Pine 1

8/26 in Stone 2

8/28 in Cabin 15

8/29 in Pine 2

Mountain Path housing:
8/29 in 3A

8/30 – 9/3 (four nights) in yurt 1
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Vietnamese Nuns Visit Tassajara

Inspiring Presence of Ni Su Thuan Tue and Vietnamese Truc Lam Zen
by Keiryu Liên Shutt

In mid-June, I was fortunate to be able to bring Ni Su Thuan Tue and her Thien Vien Truc Lam (Bamboo Forest Vietnamese Zen) contingent to Tassajara, thanks to Tanto Greg Fain’s invitation for her to offer teaching to the students.

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