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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             25,       Sun.                 Nature Spirits Pilgrimage

August 19 – Sept. 2   Mon.-Mon.        Mountain Retreat Available

 

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      17,        Sun.                 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.