Please turn off your cell phone when you enter the Temple or leave it in your car.

Details for Special Events (see also the Schedule  - major special events have their own pages under Programs )

February 15th, Thursday, 3:30pm : Buddha's Parinirvana - A commemoration of Shakyamuni Buddha's death.  A brief ceremony will be held during the usual Thursday afternoon program.

May 12th, Saturday, 9:45am : Mountain Retreat Opening - A pilgrimage/ trail work / ceremony to open the season of the White Jewel Mountain Retreat being available for private retreats.

June 9th, Saturday, 10am : Annual Meeting - All who regularly participate at Shao Shan Temple are invited to the Annual Meeting to be held after the usual Saturday Morning program.  (this was previously part of the "Sangha Potluck")

June 16th, Saturday, 10am : Youth Program - A special program for young people age 11 and up. 10am-2pm, including lunch.  Advance registration required.

June 23rd, Saturday, 10am : Animal Friend/ Pet Blessing - A family-friendly occasion to honor the special animals in our lives. (see blog for photos of last year's event)

July 1st, Sunday, 1:30pm : Jukai - A major ceremony honoring people's commitment to the Buddhist way of life and the receiving of the Buddhist Precepts.

August 12th, Sunday, 2:00pm : Open House - An opportunity to invite family and friends to Shao Shan on a more informal occasion.  Program includes an introduction to the Temple, a time for Question and Answers, and refreshments and more!  

August 26th, Sunday : Nature Pilgrimage.  Advance Registration required.  Must be regular participant at Shao Shan Temple.

Schedule Announcement
We will again resume the Wednesday early morning sitting during the summer months.  In June, July and August there will be Wednesday 6:10am Sitting Meditation followed by a service (liturgy) and Oryoki Breakfast.  Program will resume beginning June 13th.