Skip to content

August 17, 2016

6

Soberanes Fire Update, August 17

Retreats and guest visits are cancelled until August 22.

Senior teachers visiting Tassajara yesterday: City Center Abbot Ed Sattizahn, Central Abbess Linda Ruth Cutts, Green Gulch Abbess Fu Schroeder, and City Center Tanto David Zimmerman (one of our 2008 fire monks).

Senior teachers visiting Tassajara yesterday: City Center Abbot Ed Sattizahn, Central Abbess Linda Ruth Cutts, Green Gulch Abbess Fu Schroeder, and City Center Tanto David Zimmerman (one of our 2008 fire monks).

The fire continues to move very slowly, and there is no change overnight in the fire moving closer to Tassajara. The Unified Fire Command continues to work to cut off the fire to prevent it from reaching Tassajara using retardants and back burning. The cooler weather and the marine layer are helping to slow down the fire as well.

We hope to make an announcement tomorrow regarding a date for reopening the Tassajara Guest Season. We are still optimistic we can reopen, but the decision is dependent on the back burning being completed to ensure the air is clear in the Valley.

Thank you for your patience and kind words of support. Deep bows from Tassajara.

Read more from News
6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ronnie Jacobs
    Aug 17 2016

    Thank you for the update

    Reply
  2. Aug 17 2016

    Thank you again to all those who have stayed behind to fight the fire. May the marine layer and the backfire continue to save Jamesburg and Tassajara.
    …Joan

    Reply
  3. YOUR BENEDICTINE BROTHERS IN AUSTRIA ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF ALL FIREFIGHTERS.

    YOUR BROTHER DAVID

    Reply
  4. Louise Curbishley
    Aug 18 2016

    You are all in my thoughts. Fingers crossed, things sound to be coming together in a positive way. With much love, Lou

    Reply
  5. Veronica Ayling de Miglioli
    Aug 28 2016

    Thank you, Diego, my son, for such a great effort fighting and helping extinguish the enormous forest fire. Hope it is not near Tassajara, your second home.
    All the best and take care, Kisses from your Mum in Patagonia, Argentina xxxxxxxx

    Reply
    • Diego
      Aug 28 2016

      Thank you mom. I love you.
      Diego

      Reply

Leave a comment

Note: HTML is allowed. Your email address will never be published. Comments are held for moderation.

Subscribe to comments

required
required