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Update: November 1, 2022


From November 1, 2022 onwards until next spring when we reopen, the Jinyin Temple remains closed to the public for winter retreat and renovation projects with exceptions for special events. All our current programs are moved online to continue our study and cultivation life together as a community. 


Currently Offering:

Weekly Online Meditations, Weekly Online Study Group, Individual Counseling upon request, Dharma Service upon request.

Notice: Visitors enter Jinyin Temple at their own risk. Jinyin Temple accepts no liability for injury or damage to personal property. 

Visitor Guidelines

We look forward to welcoming you to Jinyin Temple on the days we are open! We are a Sino Esoteric Buddhist sangha in the poconos and a world peace center. A review of our visitor guidelines and regulations below can help orient you before you arrive and ensure you get the most out of your experience at Jinyin Temple. By visiting the Temple, you agree to abide by these policies. Please make sure to plan ahead for your visit.


Temple Entry and Hours

  • Our indoor prayer hall is still closed to the public, but you are welcome to visit and take a walk around the outdoor meditation park and garden between 7am - 6pm through October. 

  • If you would like to participate in our ceremonies, please contact us by submitting your request via the contact form on our website.

  • The Temple asks visitors to enter Jinyin Temple via Milford Road/Route 209 entrance. Parking is not available during closed hours. Parking is not allowed in front of or next to the Medicine Buddha altar. 

  • Weapons and hazardous materials are not permitted in the Temple. The Temple reserves the right to refuse entry to any visitor carrying a prohibited item.


While at the Temple

We want everyone to enjoy their time within the Temple’s properties. In order for us to create the best possible environment, we need your cooperation with the following:

  • The Temple is a green temple so please be mindful of your impact.

  • Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is not allowed in the Temple or near the entrances.

  • Guided tours, lectures, concerts, and all other public programmatic activities are not available in person. Check here for virtual events.

  • In-person guided tours can be arranged by contacting us.

  • Conduct that poses any risk to other visitors or to the sangha members or Temple’s properties is prohibited.

  • The unauthorized playing of music and video, unauthorized theater performances, and sound amplification and noisemakers are prohibited in the Temple (except for assistive-listening devices).

  • Charitable solicitations, leafleting, signature gathering, picketing, and press conferences by visitors are prohibited

  • Swimming and fishing are not permitted in the life releasing pond at the Temple. 

  • Destruction or removal of vegetation and other resources including animals, is prohibited. 

  • Please note that visitors to Jinyin Temple’s in-person events may be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded. By visiting, visitors grant the Temple permission to use photographs and/or audiovisual recordings in which visitors appear for archival, documentary, publicity, advertising, or other purposes.

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