Yokoji Zen Mountain Center


Yokoji Zen Mountain Center

Zendo in the mountains

Zendo in the mountains

Zendo in the mountains

Tenshin Roshi Abbot



What is the name of the temple?

Yokoji Zen Mountain Center

What is the address?

58900 Apple Canyon Road
Mountain Center, California 92561
United States

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What is the phone number?

(951) 659-5272

What lineage/ sect or tradition does it belong to?

White Plum Lineage (Taizan Maezumi Roshi) Soto Zen

What languages are available?


What is the name of the head person and his/ her title?

Charles Tenshin Fletcher Roshi

What programs, activities are offered? (i.e. addiction recovery, meditation, etc.

chanting services,
interviews with the teacher,
residential monastic training

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Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center is a Zen Buddhist Training and Retreat Center located in the beautiful wilderness of the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California.

Founded in 1981 by Taizan Maezumi Roshi as a summer retreat center for the Zen Center of Los Angeles, it is now a year-round Zen Center for residents and non-residents under the direction of the abbot, Tenshin Fletcher Roshi.

Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center is open to people in all spiritual traditions and walks of life who would like to experience the life changing practice of meditation. We offer a regular daily schedule, introductory weekends, silent meditation retreats (sesshin) ranging from 2 to 7 days, and two intensive training periods a year. Yokoji has grown up over the years, from a small collection of temporary buildings with a tent for a Zendo, into the fully fledged international Training Center of today – and a continuous cycle of year-round training has been maintained since 1995.

We offer year round training in Zen Buddhism, both residential and non-residential, attracting people from all over the States and the rest of the world. You can practice with us here for any period, from one day to one year, for a single retreat or longer.

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