Build a new Zen Buddhist Temple
Our abbot is Venerable Thay Kozen (Thich Minh Thinh) is ordained in the Vietnamese Zen tradition (Southern or quick enlightenment school, Rinzai in Japan). Our primary practice is meditation and metta (loving kindness).
Our current temple is in the second floor of a 110 year old barn. We have a 3 stage building plan, 1- a new temple building, 2- a dining room/commercial kitchen,
We're saving all funds in an interest bearing savings account untill we have the funds to build the temple.
Avalokitesvara's (Kuan Yin, Quanyin, Quan Am) statue stands in front of our temple. Shown here buried in snow during the harsh winter of 2017. Mt. Adams shows through in the background.
Our current temple is located on the second floor of a 110 year old barn. Can you help us build a new temple?
May all of us be well and happy and may we all know love and peace.
With your help we can build a place of refuge and peace. May we all be well and happy. May we all know love and peace.
Tuyết Sơn Thiền Tự - 雪山禅寺
When we first came to Trout Lake we had 4 goals for the land:
1. Make a temporary temple
2. Develop land that we could grow food
3. Make a meditation retreat area with small huts
4. build a temple
Now that the first 3 goals are completed we're working on building a temple. We hope to teach the Buddha's Dharma to English speaking persons. We practice in the Vietnamese tradition of Thien as taught by Thich Thien An.
May all be well, May all be happy
May all know love, May all know peace
Nam Mô A Di Đà Phật - Mo Phật - Namo Amitoufo