Monday evening, July 30, 2012, 7:45 pm, after 7:10 zazen
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate welcomes Colleen Morton Busch, who will read and discuss her book Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara, the dramatic story of the five monks who chose to stay and saved Tassajara Monastery from forest fires that surrounded and threatened to engulf the monastery in 2008. Fire Monks was named one of the top books of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle, Publisher's Weekly, and Barnes and Noble.
"...an absorbing account of how two priesthoods — professional wildland firefighters and Zen monastics — confronted the fire's threat."
— Los Angeles Times
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is located at 1922 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, near Damen Avenue and the Irving Park Brown Line station. Free parking is usually available on nearby cross-streets.