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Fire monks : Zen mind meets wildfire at the gates of Tassajara

Author: Colleen Morton Busch
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colleen Morton Busch
ISBN: 9781594202919 1594202915
OCLC Number: 682892561
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: Lightning strikes --
Fires merge --
The three-day-away fire --
In the shadow of Esperanza --
Great faith, great doubt, great effort --
Fire in the confluence --
Buddha in the bocce ball court --
The last evacuation --
No leaving, no going back --
Ring of flame --
Meeting fire --
Unburying Buddha.
Responsibility: Colleen Morton Busch.

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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.

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