Red Cedar Zen Community, 1021 N Forest, Bellingham Washington

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Dear Red Cedar Zen supporter,

It is once again time for our annual fund drive. Thanks to your support, our Zen Center has been able to continue to provide an ongoing program of events, services, community outreach and most importantly, an opportunity to practice the Buddha way here in Northwest Washington.

Over the last year, we have been involved in the larger Bellingham spiritual community through the countywide interfaith program of Let Love Be Our Legacy.  We have done several service projects in the community, continued our wilderness programs, and have dealt with some very significant issues with our beloved but aging infrastructure (read: "flushing with confidence.").

Your ongoing support is vital for us to remain financially stable and to continue to grow and thrive.

To offer a donation:

  • Donate online
  • Mail a check, payable to Red Cedar Zen Community and labelled as "donation", to the following address:
    Red Cedar Zen Community
    PO Box 5183
    Bellingham, WA 98227

All donations are fully tax deductible.

Also, please take a moment and have a light-hearted look at our 2016 Fund Drive Video.

In addition to a yearly contribution, if you wish to become a member of RCZC or to renew your membership ties, please submit a membership form. For additional information about the benefits of membership, please see our web page About Membership.

Thank you sincerely for your gift,

Ken Oates
Annual Fund Workgroup & incoming Board President


The Red Cedar Zen Community invites you to join us in the practice of Zen meditation. By settling the heart and mind in this very moment, we can bring a little more peace and openness to our lives and our world. Our Soto way emphasizes the daily practice of sitting meditation (zazen) and the integration of formal practice and daily life.

We follow the traditional forms of the Soto school of Zen with a spirit of warmth and inclusion. Everyone interested in meditation, whether brand new, experienced in other traditions, or schooled in formal Zen, is welcome to join our practice.

Our weekly meetings are every Wednesdays nights at 7pm, Friday at noon, and Saturday mornings at the Red Cedar Dharma Hall (see practice). Retreats of one to eight days are held annually at the Dharma Hall and a rented church camp in the Skagit Valley (see the Events list and calendar).

Orientations for new sitters are regularly offered at 6:30pm on Wednesdays and at other times by request. We also have retreats of one to seven days at the Hall and at rented facilities in the area (see events). The Dharma Hall is located at 1021 N. Forest Street, just south of Forest and Maple (two doors down from The Majestic). (see directions).

Meditation instruction and orientations are available for new students. Please call or write to arrange an orientation. You are also welcome to “just show up.”

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Our email list offers occasional updates and the Responding Gate newsletter - Sign Up Here. Or consider joining Red Cedar Zen as a Member.

Our annual 
Winter Practice Period
begins on January 11th
Information and sign-ups are online now

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