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Schedule

Please call ahead for first-time visits and attendance at Sesshin, Zazenkai, and Thursday lunch/work. 
See our calendar for what is happening this week at Shao Shan Temple.


Weekly Schedule


Tuesday       7:00 – 8:30 pm      Study Group and Meditation

Wednesday     6:10 – 8:10 am      Meditation, Liturgy, Oryoki Breakfast

                                  (Summer only: June 5th- August 28th)

Thursday      

    2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month - morning program

              9:30 - 10:30am      Meditation, Service 

              10:30 - 12:00pm     Work Practice

              12:00 – 1:15pm      Lunch, food offering walk

    1st, 3rd & 5th Thursdays of the month - afternoon program

              3:30 – 4:45 pm      Meditation, Service, Discussion    


Friday        7:00 - 8:00 pm      Meditation & Walking Meditation


Saturday      6:10 – 7:55 am      Meditation , Service, Breakfast

              8:00 – 8:50 am      Study Group

              9:00 – 9:40 am      Meditation



Sitting meditation (Zazen) 
Sitting meditation periods are generally 40 minutes 

Study Group (Zazen and discussion)
The Study Group program includes Zazen and group discussion on a particular text or topic. 


Monthly Schedule, 2019


June                1,         Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

June                8,        Sat.                   Annual Meeting

June               15,       Sat.                  Animal/ Pet Blessing

June               16,       Sun.                 Zazenkai

June               30,       Sun.                 Jukai Ceremony

 

July                1-6,       Mon.-Sat.        No public programs

July                 20,       Sat.                  Family Program

July             25-28,      Thurs.-Sun.     Summer Mini-Practice Period

July                  28,       Sun.                 Zazenkai

 

August            3,         Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

August            18,       Sun.                 Open House

August             24,       Sat.                  Family Program

August             25,       Sun.                 Nature Spirits Pilgrimage

 

September      7,        Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

September     15,       Sun.                 Anniversary Celebration

September      20,       Fri.                   Peace Day / Fall Equinox

September      29,       Sun.                 Visiting Teacher: Rev. Eitoku Kato

 

October          4,         Fri.                   Annual Remembrance Ceremony

October           5,         Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

October           12,       Sat.                  Family Program

October           20,       Sun.                 Teen/Youth Day

October      25-27,       Fri.- Sun.         Sesshin (Retreat)                   

October           27,       Sun.                 Zazenkai

 

November       2,         Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

November       9,         Sat.                  Family Program

November      23,        Sat.                 Introduction to Zen 

 

Nov. 29 - Dec. 6         Fri.-Fri.             Rohatsu Sesshin

December       14,       Sat.                  Family Program

December       20,       Fri.                   Winter Solstice Ceremony

December  21-30,       Sat.-Mon.        No Programs at Shao Shan Temple

December       31,      Tues.                New Year’s Eve Ceremony


Zazenkai (One day retreat)
  9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  Pregistration and full day commitment required.
  Opening & closing services, morning & afternoon zazen, lunch, Dharma talk, tea & discussion


  10:00 am – 11:30 am
  Meditation & discussion time for parents; mindfulness, nature activities & snack for children

First Saturday Work Practice 

9:45 am – 11:20am 

Work practice, tea & discussion time.