Zen in Bellingham is our new once a month public-facing program offered, usually on the first Saturday of every month, from 9:30am - Noon. The community is warmly invited to join us for a moment of Zen with plenty of instruction and support. A little bit of each element of a Zen meditation meeting is offered with a introduction to meditation available to everyone coming early.
Feel free to arrive at 9:30am for meditation instruction, 10am for meditation, or 10:30am for the talk. No pre-registration needed. Free event, donations to the teacher invited.
9:30am meditation instruction
10:00am zazen (sitting meditation) - arrive 9:50 for meditation
10:30am kinhin (walking meditation) - arrive for Dharma Talk
10:40am Dharma Talk & Discussion
11:30am Service (chanting and bowing ritual)
11:50am Tea & Cookies About noon: close.
This month's speaker: Anita Feng, JDPSN, of Blue Heron Zen Community in Seattle.
More information about Anita's Zen teachings is available at the Blue Heron website. Anita is also a potter (and gave us the small female Buddha statue in the Red Cedar Dharma Hall lobby) - more about Anita's pottery work is available at her Etsy page.
Marti Bartlett is our Ino (zendo coordinator) and primary organizer for the Zen in Bellingham program. If you have ideas for speakers or are willing to help with setup or offering zazen instruction (training is available) please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And note that our 6am-8:30am every Saturday morning meditation program continues every Saturday morning. On the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month a potluck breakfast continues until 9am. Participation in both early morning and Zen in Bellingham on those 1st Saturdays is an option!