Miscellaneous, Rare or Unpublished Documents

Also see the Bibliography and Newsletters pages.


Some in-house & limited printings you can read herein

Mad Monkey MindMad Monkey Mind - Toni (Johansen) McCarty's notebook written for Shunryu Suzuki in 1966-7. A 38-page typed PDF version with additional narrative. Note: the typed version uses one font for what was in the original notebook and a different font for narrative and explanation written later.
A scanned PDF of the original handwritten notebook.

Dharma ProtectorSan Francisco Zen Center, a Visitor’s Journal
November 22 - December 31, 1979

by Wendy Pirsig

			Walk in the Rain with MeCome Walk in the Rain with Me:
My Years with Suzuki Roshi

by Jack Weller.

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

Rumi Kawashiri 1969 paper on Sokoji and Zen Center

Della Goertz's notebook - 1968

The Way of Zazen by Rindo Fujimoto - 1966

The Way of Eiheiji

booklet and the 1959 recordings

Catherine E. "Betty" Warren

- Nitsa Marandonatou
with many pictures

Betty Warren  

 Tassajara Food Trip

Books by Bill Shurtleff found at his Soy Info Center

Bill Shurtleff 1969

Tassajara Springs Cook Book - that the Becks ( Robert who talks about this book in his interview and Anna) published in 1966 before the ZC bought it. Since it had a Sunset Magazine recipe (for Lemon Chicken) that they didn't realize when it was complied could only see at Tassajara and at Anna Beck's antique shop in Carmel. Thanks Adam Beck for sending and Clare Hollander for scanning.

 for Roundabout Zen


Read chapters

Richard Baker

Late draft for Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind titled Beginner's Mind.
Richard Baker, Marion (sic) Derby, Gertrude Dixon

Part one - Part two

Marian Derby's Original draft for Beginner's Mind

ZMBM Source Chart - with links to original talk transcript, edited, draft versions of the chapters and talks not included in the book.

Tassajara_Scrapbook A TASSAJARA SCRAP-BOOK
Literature Pertaining to Tassajara Hot Springs, Santa Lucia Mountains, Monterey County, California
from 1861 to 1966.
Greatly Expanded Second Edition.

A TASSAJARA SCRAP-BOOK Literature Pertaining to Tassajara Hot Springs, Santa Lucia Mountains, Monterey County, California from 1861 to 1949 - (PDF) - 265 pages (First Edition, 1997)

David Rogers page

The 2022 edition of A Flora of Tassajara - Volume One  with the data and Volume Two with the wonderful, impressive illustrations.

Rogers, David (1998). A Flora of Tassajara: The Vascular Plants of the Tassajara Region, Ventana Wilderness, Santa Lucia Mountains, Monterey County, California. (PDF)

Tassajara by “Tassy” Oksen, 1985

Manual that retreatants receive at the temple where DC goes for Vipassana retreats - Brahmavihara-Arama  - in the Theravadin tradition with a Bali twist. It has all the chants we recite in Indonesian and English.