Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center


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  • Storm Repair Update

    The repair effort by Tenshin Roshi, residents and volunteers, continues as we recover from the severe storm damage last month. Encouraging progress, made possible by your generous donations, is being made along several fronts as we repair our access road and grounds, armor essential areas against further erosion, and build preventative measures against future damage….

  • News & Events | March 2019

    This past week saw a welcome change in the weather—clear, sunnier skies and warmer temperatures—a sharp contrast to the unusually severe winter conditions we recently experienced. Many of you are already aware of the devastating storm that Yokoji experienced earlier this month. Since then we have been able to hire a professional work crew to bring in heavy machinery and are encouraged by the steady progress we have made in repairing the storm damage. Tenshin Roshi, along with staff and residents, continue daily repairs and maintenance to the grounds as we work to fortify against erosion, repair water lines, and make the access road passable once again…..

  • Storm Damage Update

    As some of you may know, a devastating storm moved through much of California over this last week. Yokoji saw unprecedented, sustained and heavy rain—up to 9 inches over the course 36 hours. Coupled with snow melt from higher elevations, this caused torrential water flow to erode essential areas of our grounds and access road…..

  • News & Events | February 2019

    In the midst of winter and the quieter interim period, life at Yokoji continues to change and evolve—sometimes the shifts are subtle, and sometimes more pronounced. Even in the heart of winter, when the land is dormant and the nights are long, an abundance of growth and energy just beneath the surface of the natural world lends its pulse to the unfolding of this season…..

  • News & Events | January 2019

    Happy New Year! During our annual New Year’s Sesshin, participants filled the Buddha Hall, sitting in quiet celebration of life itself. Touched by the beauty of light snowfall in our canyon and warmed by the crackling fire from the wood stove, with concentration and stillness in body and mind, all embraced the mysterious turning of time, sitting zazen as midnight approached…..