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IN THE NEWS

Beloved Sonoma Zen leader reflects on his life and teachings

Jakusho Kwong-roshi stepped down at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center after serving as abbot for 50 years

by Daniel JohnsonTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT

February 8, 2024

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‘Watershed moment’ as new leader takes reins at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center

The center in Santa Rosa welcomed a new abbot for the first time since it was founded in 1973.

by Paulina PinedaTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT

September 2, 2023

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IN THE NEWS

A Refuge Saved: How the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center’s Priests & Followers Battled the Nuns Fire

The fire that consumed more than 50,000 acres, took three lives, and burned more than 1,300 structures threatened to torch the Zen Center’s 81 acres.

by Suzanne GannonSONOMA MAGAZINE

October, 2019

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