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  • Dharma Combat Spring 2014

    Congratulations to Susan Yushin Tipton who finished her period as the head trainee with the traditional dharma combat ceremony. The ceremony was held on May 18th, on the last day of both the May...


  • Jukai: Taking the Precepts

    Congratulations to Susan Yushin Tipton and Muriel Sokei Sasaki who received the Buddhist precepts from Tenshin Roshi today at the conclusion of the April 2014 sesshin.

    Susan was given the...


  • Training Period Underway

    The Spring Training Period started as planned on Monday, March 3rd. It started on time according to plan B, that is, which was rapidly formed as the huge storm that swept through a few weeks back...


  • Weathered the Storm

    The storm has now spent itself—there are still clouds lingering and the occasional spell of light rain, but the worst has definitely passed. The grounds this morning were no more damaged than...


  • So Far So Good

    Jokai and I went up to Yokoji this morning during a lapse in the rain and were relieved to see that everything is fine so far. The mile-long dirt road is damaged in places, but nothing that isn't...


  • Sunday Schedule Canceled

    Due to the weather, the Sunday Schedule for March 2nd is canceled and the start of the sesshin will be postponed. According to the forecast, the storm will finish by Sunday afternoon, so we will...


  • New Event Calendar

    We had an email this week from someone who wondered if we were aware of a "spectacular offer to become the director of a hotel if we contribute towards $11million" that had appeared on our events...


  • The Gates are Open

    The temple gates at Yokoji are fully open once more. The regular interim schedule has been in place since the beginning of the year, we have being going ahead with the


  • Benefit Performance for Yokoji Zen Mountain Center

    We're excited to announce a special performance of Firemen to benefit Yokoji Zen Mountain Center The...


  • New Year Reflections

    This past week we once again celebrated the transition into the New Year with Sesshin. The gathering felt particularly precious to me considering our reasonable doubt that it would go ahead at...


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