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  • From the Kitchen: Vegan Creamy Cauliflower and Leek Soup

    “A cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.” — Mark Twain

    Mark Twain may have been making a reference to the “fractals.” Cauliflower’s distinct fractal...


  • When Sitting Becomes Difficult

    Recently, on Sunday morning, someone asked how to sit when the mind is anxious and it feels nearly impossible to be still. As human beings, we have all experienced times when sitting is very...


  • News & Events | December 2018

    Following the conclusion of Fall Training Period at Yokoji, there is a palpable feeling of settling down. As trainees return to the stream of our busy world, the quiet and...


  • Honey In Memoriam

    With sadness and love we share the news that our dear Honey died this week on March 14th. This past year, in the Autumn, Honey lost one eye to cancer. She developed lung cancer which was very...


  • Walk for Yokoji

    Fundraiser to support Yokoji Zen Mountain Center

    Keen Summit to Idyllwild Saturday, July 1, 2017...


  • Sunday Service - Memorial for Bob Pence

    This coming Sunday, March 26th we will hold a memorial service for our dear friend and Sangha member Bob Pence. Bob recently passed after a short illness and his loss is both a sudden and painful...


  • A Path to Precepts by Rebecca Greenslade

    As I sit down to write, I am still mulling over the echoes of a conversation I had over breakfast with a guest from the group we were hosting this past weekend. He asked me what led me to Yokoji...


  • Deepening Practice...or not? by Beth Joshi Mulligan

    Recently I was asked to give a talk on “Deepening Practice” at a Dharma center. My first thought was, “I don’t know what that means.” Followed by ,”I guess I’ll have to decline or just talk on...


  • A Few Words from Yushin

    Jokai, Dylan, and I just returned from a lovely, uplifting, much needed vacation. Jim (Yugen) and Melissa kindly invited us to stay at their place near Joshua Tree while they were away on their...


  • Functions of a Zen Temple by Beth Joshi Mulligan

    There are many functions of a Zen temple; one of them is, it is a safe and strong place to hold us when we’re going through difficulties. It also provides some structure through ritual which for...


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