A Buddhist Community in the Poconos
Jinyin Temple is a Buddhist temple dedicated to promote world peace and spiritual development by embodying and communicating the teachings of the Buddha. We support social actions and ideas motivated by Sino Esoteric Buddhist values to resist wars, stop violence, protect the environment, and end poverty. We believe that through training and practices, one may find freedom of mind and heart, deepen wisdom, and manifest compassion.
Jinyin Temple was established in 2017 to facilitate international exchange and foster understanding across traditions through inter-religious dialogue, and is the first Sino Esoteric Buddhist temple in the United States. Sino Esoteric Buddhism is derived from Vajrayāna Buddhism.
Update: May 1, 2023
We are open through late fall this year for in-person services and programs.
We look forward to seeing you all again and sharing the joy of practicing together. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for more specific updates on our in-person programs and events. Thank you for your continued support, and we hope to see you at Jinyin Temple.
Please read our VISITOR GUIDELINES before visiting.
- Individual counseling upon request
- Dharma Service upon request
- Monthly Dharma Service (blessing rituals & gathering)
- In-person Chair Yoga with Luz González, certified Chair Yoga Instructor
A community where
We integrate the developed and expanded awareness from our practices into our life as a source of wisdom
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The Vajra Master Jinke Xuanlei is a Mahasiddha who has devoted his whole life to Buddha-Dharma and has dedicated all his virtue, wisdom, compassion and merit to all sentient beings for their awakening. He vows to liberate sentient beings by guiding them to realize the pure bodhicitta, an aspiration for enlightenment for the sake of all beings, practice diligently the six paramitas in everyday life to end the suffering of samsara, and attain the perfect enlightenment.
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What is Sino Esoteric Buddhism?
Vajrayana Buddhism was introduced into China by Buddhist masters Śubhakarasiṃha, Vajrabodhi, Amoghavajra and others from India to China during the Tang Dynasty. After that it gradually grew into the Esoteric School in China, thus it is called Tangmi (唐密) in Chinese (Táng: dynasty name; mì: esoteric). Tangmi is fundamentally a lineage-based religion. Depending on the state of religious tolerance in China, Sino Esoteric Buddhism has existed uninterrupted either in secret, or in public, since the 8th century.