Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

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Third opinion[edit]

First Thoughts


Tassajara Retreat

As references which were removed by (diff) and (diffdiff) attest, it is also a tourist destination. — Athaenara ✉ 00:03, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Tassajara Zen Mountain Center Carmel


Tassajara Zen Mountain Center Fire Update

I posted the problem on the Conflict of interest/Noticeboard. — Athaenara ✉ 01:15, 23 July 2007 (UTC)It is not a ‘tourist destination’ for all that suggests, which goes precisely my objection to your tedious insistance. It is a practice and training center that supports itself with a guest program, which can be said of most monasteries of all traditions, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, etc. Disneyland is a tourist destination; Tassajara is not. Moreover, the entire approach to serving the guests is based in the spirit of Zen practice. ( 05:37, 23 July 2007 (UTC))An article in the New York Times has used the phrase ‘tourist enterprise’ in connection with Tassajara. You may prefer that people not think of it that way, but we are writing a general encyclopedia. If you disagree with what the mainstream media have written about Tassajara, please explain what facts you think they got wrong. Find your own reliable sources to disprove the claim. We use information reported in the mainstream press and from reputable scholarly sources. Editors are supposed to keep their own personal opinions out of the encyclopedia. Tassajara-affiliated persons have a conflict of interest, which they can work around if they are careful in their editing and collaborate with other editors who don’t have the conflict. EdJohnston 06:03, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Tassajara Hot Springs Big Sur


Tassajara Ca

It’s a book review and was identified as such. I’ve corrected the link in the citation to The New York Review of Books. — Athaenara ✉ 20:07, 23 July 2007 (UTC)In answer to’s point just above, the article by Frederick Crews from the New York Review of Books, which reviews Michael Downing’s book, is indeed just one slant on the place. You argue that popular articles have not done justice to Tassajara’s Zen training profile. Since many authors have written about Zen meditation, one would think that there may be published books that comment on Tassajara specifically, and appear to be careful about matters of fact. If you know of such books, it may be reasonable to add them as references to the article. Note that the Crews article cites some books, not all of which are included currently in the WP article. You might look over those references to see if you would recommend any of them for use here. EdJohnston 03:48, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Removal of content without discussion by User_talk:[edit]

This edit by·contribs·deleted contribs·page moves·block user·block log) removed extensive content from the article. It is possible that this editor, and another IP, might also have made useful additions, but because of the extensive removals I found it necessary to go back to Athaenara’s last version. Please discuss here on the Talk page if you believe that any content of the 21 July version is incorrect or needs to be removed. Removals without any edit summary or any discussion risk being viewed as vandalism. See WP:VANDAL for further details. This article is also being discussed on Wikipedia’s conflict of interest noticeboard. EdJohnston 03:49, 23 July 2007 (UTC)


2008 Fire[edit]

I’m surprised to find no reference to the 2008 fire, which seems to have been an important historical event for Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. This event attracted national news coverage and is the subject of a book (Fire Monks). It seems worth adding a line or two. Thoughts? Dpmath (talk) 23:12, 9 September 2013 (UTC)



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