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New Years Eve

New Year's Eve is celebrated at Shao Shan Temple every year on December 31st 

with a unique evening of reflection, bells and refreshment.

Once again the New Year is approaching and Shao Shan Temple 

welcomes you to take part in the ceremony of bidding one year good bye and welcoming the new. 

Great sky, snow and fire are our altar as we together impress on our mind what we have learned this year; 

what we wish to cultivate and what we wish to restrain.


If you are attending the bell ringing and you have a bell that you wish to use

please bring it with you.  Please plan to participate in the full bell-ringing time (10pm-midnight)


All are welcome to come for all or any block of the scheduled program

that fits into your evening plan.


Sunday, December 31st

4:45pm                               Meditation Instruction

5:00 – 5:40pm                    Sitting Meditation (Zazen)

5:40 – 6:15pm                    Personal time for Year Review

6:20pm                               Fire purification ceremony outside 

       Refreshments (in Little Hall)

8:15 – 9:35pm                    Sitting Meditation (Zazen)

10:00pm – 12:00                BELL RINGING 108 MINUTES

12:00 midnight                  New Year Welcome Dedication

                                            Celebratory closing



Please let us know if you are coming so that we prepare appropriately.


See our  blog for photos of the last New Year's Eve.