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Tassajara Springs is the locale of a Zen Buddhist Center. The Buddhist Monastery welcomes Day guests from 8am-5pm, for a fee. The center offers five-day retreats from May through September. The retreats are a series of Zen practice, poetry, yoga and hiking. Shared and private cabins and rooms are available. The dirt road leading to the springs is rocky and impassable during the wet season. Reservations are a must
closed September-April.

The word Tassajara is Spanish American for "place where meat is hung to dry." In by gone days the Indians in the area used the location for curing meat and soaking in the springs.



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