‘Fire monks’ preparing to defend California monastery from blaze

‘Fire monks’ preparing to defend California monastery from blaze

‘Fire monks’ preparing to defend California monastery from blaze

Monks at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center are clearing brush and running a sprinkler system called ‘Dharma rain’

A group of firefighting monks was ready to defend a Buddhist monastery threatened by a wildfire burning in the rugged central coast mountains south of Big Sur.

Seven monks at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center have been clearing brush from around the center this week and running a sprinkler system dubbed “Dharma rain,” which helps keep a layer of moisture around the buildings.

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