New Zen Monastery to Open in Oregon

February 23, 2002

Source: Los Angeles Times

On February 23, 2002, the Los Angeles Times reported that "a Zen Buddhist organization has received approval to open a monastery and seminary here in a vacant elementary school... The Clatskanie School District Board agreed to a lease with the Portland-based Zen Community of Oregon. The group will pay $3,000 a month in rent for up to two years, with an option to buy the building for about $1 million."