Winter Travel Announcements

  • Since it is difficult for people at a distance to know what our back road conditions are like, we will sometimes cancel programs when it seems likely that the roads will be unsafe.  Cancellations are generally announced via email.  If you are not on our email list and are thinking about coming to a program during questionable weather, please call to confirm that the program is happening.  We also cannot always know the road conditions, so please exercise good judgement and caution in travelling the dirt roads.

  • Sometimes in winter, the Shao Shan Temple driveway can be difficult for those without 4-wheel/all-wheel drive.  If you are uncertain about whether your car can make it up, please consider parking on the road instead.  It is also ok to park at the bottom of the neighboring driveway(167 Cranberry Meadow), provided you do not block that driveway's entrance/exit.

  • To maximize the number of cars that can be accommodated in the parking lot as it gets smaller (snow!), please park all the way to one side if you are the first car, and then park directly next to the previous car.

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.

April 28th, 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 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.

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.