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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, 2020

January             4,         Sat.                 First Saturday Work Practice

January            11,       Sat.                  Family Program

January      24-26,       Fri. -Sun.         Sesshin (Retreat)

January            26,       Sun.                 Zazenkai (Day Retreat)

January            31,        Fri.                  Introduction to Shao Shan Temple (6:20pm


February           1,         Sat.                 Annual Meeting

February           8,         Sat.                 Family Program

February          16,       Sun.                Teen/Youth Day

February          23,       Sun.                 Zazenkai

February          29,       Sat.                 "Practicing with Life's Challenges" Discussion

February          28,        Fri.                  Introduction to Shao Shan Temple (6:20pm


March              7,         Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

March            14,        Sat.                   Family Program

March              20-22,  Fri. -Sun.         Sesshin (Retreat)

March             22,        Sun.                 Zazenkai 

March             27,        Fri.                  Introduction to Shao Shan Temple (6:20pm


April                4,          Sat.                 First Saturday Work Practice

April               11,        Sat.                  Family Program

April               19,        Sun.                 Zazenkai

April               24,        Fri.                   Introduction to Shao Shan Temple (6:20pm


May                 2,          Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

May                 17,       Sun.                 Buddha’s Birthday Celebration

May                 29,        Fri.                  Introduction to Shao Shan Temple (6:20pm


June                 6,          Sat.                 First Saturday Work Practice

June                 7,         Sun.                Teen/Youth Day

June                13,        Sat.                  Family Program

June                 14,       Sun.                 Zazenkai

June                 26,        Fri.                  Introduction to Shao Shan Temple (6:20pm


July                    5,        Sun.                Jukai Ceremony

July               6-11,       Mon.-Sat.        No public programs

July             16-19,      Thurs.-Sun.     Summer Mini-Practice Period

July                  19,       Sun.                 Zazenkai

July                  25,       Sat.                  Animal/ Pet Blessing

July                  31,        Fri.                  Introduction to Shao Shan Temple (6:20pm


August              1,         Sat.                First Saturday Work Practice

August              8,         Sat.                Family Program

August            16,       Sun.                 Open House

August             30,       Sun.                Nature Spirits Pilgrimage

August             28,        Fri.                  Introduction to Shao Shan Temple (6:20pm


September      5,        Sat.                  First Saturday Work Practice

September     13,       Sun.                 Anniversary Celebration

September      22,       Tues.               Peace Day / Fall Equinox

September      25,        Fri.                  Introduction to Shao Shan Temple (6:20pm


October            2,         Fri.                  Annual Remembrance Ceremony

October            3,         Sat.                 First Saturday Work Practice

October           10,       Sat.                  Family Program

October      23-25,       Fri.- Sun.         Sesshin (Retreat)                   

October           25,       Sun.                 Zazenkai

October           30,        Fri.                  Introduction to Shao Shan Temple (6:20pm


November        7,         Sat.                 First Saturday Work Practice

November        8,         Sun.               Teen/Youth Day

November       14,       Sat.                  Family Program

November       27,        Fri.                  Introduction to Shao Shan Temple (6:20pm


December      1–7,       Tues.-Mon.     Rohatsu Sesshin

December       12,       Sat.                  Family Program

December       20,       Sun.                 Winter Solstice Ceremony

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

December       31,      Thurs.              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.