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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      

    June, July and August only (advance notice req'd for breakfast)

                   6:10 – 8:00 am      Meditation , Service, Oryoki Breakfast

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    (Oryoki - 2nd Thurs)

    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 – 7:30 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, 2017

 

May       6,      Sat.      First Saturday Work Practice

May       7,      Sun.      Zazenkai 

May       21,     Sun.      Buddha’s Birthday Celebration

 

June      3,      Sat.      First Saturday Work Practice

June      4,      Sun.      Visiting Teacher: Rev. Issho Fujita

June      10,     Sat.      Animal/ Pet Blessing

June      18,     Sun.      Zazenkai

 

July      1,      Sat.      First Saturday Work Practice

July      2,      Sun.      Jukai Ceremony

July      8,      Sat.      Family Program

July      12-16,  Wed.-Sun. Summer Practice Period

July      16,     Sun.      Zazenkai

July      30,     Sun.      Open House

 

August    5,      Sat.      First Saturday Work Practice

August    12,     Sat.      Family Program

August    20,     Sun.      Nature Retreat

 

September  2,     Sat.      First Saturday Work Practice

September  10,    Sun.      Anniversary Celebration

September  17,    Sun.      Zazenkai

September  22,    Fri.      Peace Day / Fall Equinox

 

October    1,     Sun.      Young Adult Program

October    7,     Sat.      First Saturday Work Practice

October    13,    Fri.      Memorial Ceremony

October    14,    Sat.      Family Program

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

October    22,    Sun.      Zazenkai

 

November   4,     Sat.      First Saturday Work Practice

November   11,    Sat.      Family Program

 

December   1–8,   Fri-Fri.  Rohatsu Sesshin

December   9,     Sat.      Family Program

December   20,    Wed.      Winter Solstice Ceremony

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

December   31,    Sun.       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.