When his community’s beloved retreat center burned to the ground, Anam Thubten took it as a teaching on impermanence.
The Dolan fire — one of three active wildfires in California — is threatening to hit Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in Carmel Valley, California.
Sunntaram Forest Monastery, Santi Forest Monastery, and Vejjasala Retreat Center are all currently evacuated. No injuries or major destruction have been reported.
Wat Buddha Dhamma is a monastery of the Thai Forest Tradition, and was founded by Phra Khantipalo and Ven. Ayya Khema. It celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2018.
On April 15, a fire consumed a three-storey renovated barn at Tsogyelgar Dharma Center, destroying the shrine room on the top floor.
A Buddhist center in Columbus, Ohio that was destroyed by arson fire in January 2016 has raised $1.5 million dollars toward its $2.3 million goal to rebuild.
A Buddhist temple in Hancock County, Ohio was destroyed by fire on Friday night. No one was injured in the fire.
Apparently, no one was harmed, and the Tibet Daily reports that the fire was “quickly extinguished.”
Roshi Joan Halifax, abbot of Upaya Zen Center, shared Thursday that she lost her cabin at the Prajna Mountain Forest Refuge to a fire.
The pagoda was known for being the tallest wooden structure in Asia.