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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


    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, 2018

January            6,         Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

January            13,       Sat.                  Family Program

January            21,       Sun.                 Zazenkai (Day Retreat)


February          3,         Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

February          10,       Sat.                  Family Program

February    16-18,       Fri. -Sun.         Sesshin (Retreat)

February          18,       Sun.                 Zazenkai


March            3,         Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

March            10,        Sat.                  Family Program

March             18,        Sun.                 Zazenkai 


April               7,          Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

April               14,        Sat.                  Family Program

April               22,        Sun.                 Young Adult Program

April               29,        Sun.                 Zazenkai


May                 5,          Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

May                12,         Sat.                  Mountain Retreat Opening Ceremony

May                 20,        Sun.                Buddha’s Birthday Celebration


June                 2,          Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

June                 9,         Sat.                  Annual Meeting

June                 17,       Sun.                 Zazenkai

June                23,        Sat.                  Animal/ Pet Blessing


July                 1,         Sun.                 Jukai Ceremony

July                 7,         Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

July                 14,       Sat.                  Family Program

July             17-22,        Tues.-Sun.       Summer Mini-Practice Period

July                  22,       Sun.                 Zazenkai


August            4,         Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

August            11,       Sat.                  Family Program

August            12,       Sun.                 Open House

August             26,       Sun.                 Nature Pilgrimage


September      1,        Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

September     9,         Sun.                  Anniversary Celebration

September      21,       Fri.                   Peace Day / Fall Equinox

September      25,       Tues.                Visiting Teacher: Ejo McMullen

 September      29,       Sat.                  Teen-Youth Day

October           6,         Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

October          12,       Fri.                   Annual Remembrance Ceremony

October           13,       Sat.                  Family Program

October           20,       Sat.                  Sewing Practice (Book Cover)

October      26-28,       Fri.- Sun.         Sesshin (Retreat)                   

October           28,       Sun.                 Zazenkai


November       3,         Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

November       4,         Sun.                 Young Adult Program

November       10,       Sat.                  Family Program

November 10-17,        Sat-Sat            Shao Shan's Homemade Items for the Holidays available

 November       18,       Sun.                 Introduction to Shao Shan Temple

December      1–8,       Sat.-Sat.          Rohatsu Sesshin

December       15,       Sat.                  Family Program

December       20,       Thurs.              Winter Solstice Ceremony

December 21 – 30,      Fri.-Sun.           No Programs at Shao Shan Temple

December       31,      Mon.               New Year’s Eve Ceremony

Zazenkai (One day retreat)
  9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  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.