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Weathered the Storm

March 02, 2014 by Yugen Lakey

Yugen Lakey Rev. Yugen Yugen Lakey
Yokoji Zen Mountain Center

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 they were yesterday. The residents and volunteers met this morning and have started work to prepare for the sesshin. The road is being patched up and should be passable for all vehicles by tomorrow; the rooms are being made up; the removable bridges put back in place. In short, we should be up and running tomorrow ready to receive all the sesshin participants who are coming in.

Since we were unable to do the training period entrance this morning, it will take place tomorrow night after dinner at 6pm, before the start of the sesshin. It is a shame we aren't able to do it today, as usual, with the whole community, but the most important thing is that even after severe weather, we have only been set back by one day and the training period will go ahead as planned.


  • JIssan:

    02 Mar 2014 20:17:23

    Bless all of your collective work. We sit and work with you all.
    Peace and love

  • Shingetsu:

    02 Mar 2014 22:29:16

    So happy and relieved that you made it through! The Valley Sangha sends blessings and love to all!

  • genmyo:

    03 Mar 2014 05:53:08

    Wonderful to see the ongoing practice and fruits of practice in the midst of the impermanence of circumstances. Thank you for the strong practice and ongoing efforts of all. From the snowy prairie, we sit and practice with you.

    Bows and love,

    Prairie Zen Center

  • Jimyo:

    03 Mar 2014 09:09:37

    Once again, the ZMC crew overcomes the elements. You guys make me so proud to call ZMC my Zen Center. Thanks to all those from other sanghas who helped and/or will continue to help.

  • Chozen:

    03 Mar 2014 14:16:27

    We were concerned about you, when news of the storm came through. So glad you’ve made it through with only one day delay in your sesshin. Much merit from your hard work!

  • Al Kelley:

    19 Mar 2014 08:55:28

    Michael…………..we’re still raising what we can to help you form Quan Am Meditation Center in Redlands and very best form Sister Ming and Sangha members.

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