Dear Friends and Sangha of Shao Shan Temple,
As this year, 2015, comes to a close, we are sending this newsletter to recap some of the year at Shao Shan Temple and to invite you to consider Shao Shan Temple in your end of year giving.
This year saw the addition of several new programs at Shao Shan Temple. A “Question & Answer” evening in March elicited the request for a mid-day program which spawned our, now popular, Thursday afternoon program. The Thursday afternoon program beginning at 3:30pm includes meditation, chanting the heart sutra and a Dharma discussion time.
Another new program this year, was day-retreats for Young Adults (20s & 30s). There was a retreat in April on the topic of Values and one in November on Work. Both were enthusiastically received.
Our usual annual ceremonies – Buddha’s Birthday and the Anniversary Celebration in September were again both meaningful and fun events. These occasions provide an opportunity to introduce friends and family to Shao Shan Temple and to get to know others over refreshments.
In addition to the public programs, Shao Shan Temple also assists in landmark occasions such as weddings, baby blessings and memorial services. At the beginning of the year, we offer to visit people’s homes for a personalized home blessing.
More photos of these and other activities can be seen on the Blog page: http://shaoshantemple.blogspot.com/
Looking to 2016
We look forward to joining with you in programs this upcoming year. The schedule for 2016 is: http://www.shaoshantemple.org/home/schedule. We welcome feedback if there are programs that you are especially interested in having.
Year End Giving
Shao Shan Temple is a 501C3 tax exempt organization. Your donations are tax deductable and help insure that we continue to be able to offer programs such as these. Donation receipts will automatically be provided for donations above $250 and will be provided upon request for donations of any amount. Please consider making a year-end contribution. Donations can be made online via paypal: http://www.shaoshantemple.org/donations