Also at Dhammadharini Bhikkhuni monastery as reported by Ayya TathalokaWill wrote: ↑Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:44 pmDhamma protectors at work
Ajahn Jotipālo recounted one experience talking with a firefighting crew from New Mexico:
I asked the crew from New Mexico how it was fighting the fire. They had been on the property for about 5 days. They said it was the weirdest thing, like the monastery refused to burn.
They said one evening (probably the day Timothy Luke was forced to leave Mt. Tabor, when he reported seeing 200 foot tall flames on the ridge) that 10 battalions (20 to a battalion) were out on the loop trail fighting the fires coming down from the ridge. They reported that the fires got down to the loop trail but the fire wouldn’t cross the trail. They said it was like the monastery refused to burn, and none of them could explain it. They reported their hair standing on it’s end and then the fire reversed itself and went back up the mountain. Everybody was kind of freaked-out, as they had never seen anything like this.
I asked several of the other crews about their experience and they all reported about this.
"Friends, earlier with less detailed mapping, it had looked like our old Dhammadharini Vihara on Grange Rd in Santa Rosa's Bennett Valley had burned in the #SonomaCountyFire, and this was reported to us a couple of days ago.
However - the satellite photo burn map seems to show otherwise, and the graphic fire map shows the same--the fire appears to have come within a few feet of our old vihara main building and the barn, but to have spared both of these."