Time & Location
Jun 04, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
East Stroudsburg, 1 Fernwood Ln, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302, USA
About the Event
This year, the Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 3. On June 4th, Saturday, we are opening our garden at the Temple for one afternoon.
We invite all who wish to come and gather in person in nature to cultivate the clear awareness of mind and the state of equanimity together through Sino Esoteric inner yoga (Tangmi Standing Meditation). A refuge ceremony will be held for those who have been scheduled as well as anyone who intends to join us.
The refuge ceremony is the ritual for people to officially become a buddhist and a member of Jinyin Temple. During the ceremony, you will repeat the vows to take refuge in the Guru, the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha to request for the support and instructions from the Temple and to acknowledge the commitment between you and our lineage to follow our teachings, deepen your study, and dedicate yourself to practice. Your vow would be confirmed by receiving the blessing of water. You will receive a Dharma name after the ceremony.
Please register in advance so we can arrange parking space, communicate the direction to the Temple and the structure of this meeting to you if needed. We kindly ask you to practice social distancing at all times at Jinyin Temple, even if you are fully vaccinated. In the event of rain we shall move the meeting indoor to our meditation hall.
Registration is open until the end of the day on June 3rd.
We look forward to being together with you to share dharma, practice compassion, and express love, whether online or in-person.
Here at Jinyin Temple, we are grateful for the love and connection we share. When we actualize compassion and we are in genuine service to end the brokenness of the world, there is an experience not only strengthening our character but also uplifting our own sense of a good and moral person. That is what keeps us going.
As a charitable non-profit religious organization whose only mission is to communicate the wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings in order to better today’s world, we live our lives with a deep sense of responsibility and a deep commitment to actualizing compassion. All our meditation teachers and dharma brothers and sisters who are currently working on the Temple’s site are unpaid and Jinyin Temple is run entirely through their compassion and kindness.
If you feel love and compassion in your heart and mind, express it through generosity. Your generosity is a means to keep Jinyin Temple open and serve the local community and the wider one as well. If giving serves you and if it is of any value to you, please make a gift as generous as you can to Jinyin Temple so we can continue to be of service for today’s world as our hearts are guided to.