Summary: An account of how five monks saved the U.S.'s oldest Zen Buddhist monastery describes the monastery's location in a remote area that was plagued by hundreds of wildfires in 2008 and the monks' decision to remain behind when even firefighters were evacuated.
Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2011
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Summary: The true story of how five monks saved the oldest Zen Buddhist monastery in the United States from wildfire. When a massive wildfire surrounded Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, five monks risked their lives to save it. A gripping narrative as well as a portrait of the Zen path and the ways of wildfire, Fire Monks reveals what it means to meet a crisis with full presence of mind. Zen master and...
Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA, Inc. 2011