When his community’s beloved retreat center burned to the ground, Anam Thubten took it as a teaching on impermanence.
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center and Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery were both threatened by the wildfires, but now seem to be safe from major harm.
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center has survived the Soberanes wildfire and will reopen on October 15.
California’s most destructive wildfire this year has claimed Anam Thubten’s Sweetwater Sanctuary and is threatening Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.
Living in the foothills north of Los Angeles, and being — yet again — surrounded by wildfire, Karen Maezen Miller has seen with her own eyes this week the startling science of extinguishing fires. Here’s what she’s learned, and what it might mean for our practice.