About the Temple and History

Shao Shan Temple, nestled in Woodbury, Vermont, offers a schedule of regular zazen (meditation), study, retreats and liturgy within an intimate natural setting.

Shao Shan Temple is a registered temple within the Japanese school of Soto Zen Buddhism.

Rev. Taihaku Priest founded and constructed Shao Shan Temple in 1997 and the opening ceremony was held in 2000. She was formally installed as abbot September 15th, 2013.

Abbot Installation Ceremony (Shinzanshiki) 2013

Opening Ceremony - 2000

Initial Construction - 1997