The pagoda was known for being the tallest wooden structure in Asia.
Shangpa Karmaling has had three suspected arson attempts in one month — the last of which destroyed the center’s main building.
The cause of the fire at Shangpa Karma Ling has not yet been determined, but a police investigation is ongoing.
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center and Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery were both threatened by the wildfires, but now seem to be safe from major harm.
California’s Helena wildfire is moving quickly in the vicinity of Chagdud Gonpa Rigdzin Ling Buddhist retreat center in Junction City, CA.
Enlightenment is possible in this lifetime but time is running out. We have to make the most of this rare and fleeting opportunity to wake up.
Ronnie Lee Carroll II, 19, has been charged with two counts of arson for allegedy setting the fire that damaged Karma Thegsum Choling temple in Columbus, Ohio.
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center has survived the Soberanes wildfire and will reopen on October 15.
The guest season will not reopen this summer at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, due to the ongoing threat posed by California’s raging wildfires.
California’s most destructive wildfire this year has claimed Anam Thubten’s Sweetwater Sanctuary and is threatening Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.