Rev. Issho Fujita: Visiting Teacher     

        - Sunday, June 4th   1:30pm

A Sunday afternoon dharma talk by special visiting teacher, Rev. Issho Fujita. He is interested in inventing new and fun ways to articulate the depth of the simple practice of shikantaza (just sitting). With his excellent English and good sense of humor this talk promises to be engaging.

Wednesday Morning Program       

        - Every Wednesday in June, July and August   6:10am

Every Wednesday morning during the summer will be 6:10am Zazen, followed by liturgy (service), followed by oryoki breakfast.

Participation in Oryoki Breakfast requires 24 hours advance notice.

Animal/Pet Blessing       

        - Saturday, June 10th    10:00am 

You and your animal friend or pet are invited to Shao Shan Temple for a brief Animal Blessing Ceremony.

To maintain interspecies harmony, all animals must be either on a leash or in a cage.  If you have an animal that probably would not do well in a group setting, please consider bringing a photograph instead.  There will also be a time to honor deceased animal companions.

 RSVP is helpful! Both #of people and # of animals.         

Jukai - Bodhisattva Formal Student/Precept Ceremonies  

            - Sunday, July 2nd       1:30pm                    

This ceremony is an occasion for the families and friends of those receiving the precepts and Sangha members to join together in support of the commitment those individuals. 

We invite you to join us in a spirit of renewal of your commitments and intentions which support a life beneficial for all.   


Summer Practice Period  

            - Wednesday, July 12th -> Sunday, July 16th                    

This  mini-practice period offers the opportunity to immerse into temple life for 5 days.  The daily schedule will include sitting, liturgy, work practice and meals.  Partial participation is also possible.  The program will begin with Wednesday morning program on July 12th and end with the Zazenkai closing ceremony on July 16th.


Shao Shan Temple Open House! 

         - Sunday, July 30th        2:00pm

This is an opportunity to invite friends and family to visit Shao Shan Temple in more informal occasion.  Everyone welcome!

The Open House time will include 

·         An introduction to the Temple

·         A tour of the buildings and grounds

·         A time for Question-Answer

·         Light refreshments

·         The option of an “Introduction to Meditation”

·         The option to visit the Mountain Retreat Site

Nature Retreat 

        - Sunday, August 20th    9:30am-4:30pm

The Nature Retreat is a full day program that requires previous participation at Shao Shan Temple.  Details will be posted here as the program date nears.