Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center

Blog / Post

Latest on the Fire

July 20, 2013 by Yugen

Jim Lakey Rev. Jim Yugen Lakey
Yokoji Zen Mountain Center

Latest on the Fire

Apple Canyon late Monday afternoon Just in case there was any doubt... the Sunday schedule will not be going ahead tomorrow!

Yesterday afternoon fire crews continued to defend Yokoji with some of the previously unburned areas catching fire. There is an article here about the Yucca fire crews who are defending the center. The main picture of the firefighter is at our gate. If you look to the left, you can see the edge of our GMC snow plow, and to the right, the edge of the front gate.


  • Tracy Rothwell:

    20 Jul 2013 17:25:07

    Thanks for your update!! It’s hard to know what’s happening there all the way in Indiana. Thanks so much to the firefighters for defending the center!!

  • Donald McCulloch:

    21 Jul 2013 22:24:34

    Our prayers are with you. An avid hiker, I have parked and hiked through the center a couple of times. The center has been very gracious in allowing hikers access through the property. Thank you very much. I hope there hasn’t been too much damage to your structures. Please take care.

  • Lilith Marie Haas:

    22 Jul 2013 10:09:53

    I have been thinking and praying for your beautiful center and everyone there each day in my practice with a full and concerned heart since I first saw the smoke rising from the mountain last Monday driving to Hemet. I wish you all the best in the challenges of the days to come and are so grateful that the center was saved by our brave firefighters. Namaste to all

  • Richard Tuttle:

    22 Jul 2013 10:34:51

    Thinking about you and hoping the fires fade out. I have many happy memories of sitting at ZMC.

Leave a Comment

Subscribe to the Yokoji Blog.