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. 

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. Please see our Getting Started page.

    Where We Gather (our zendos)

    We currently gather at both a physical zendo at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship and in a virtual zendo on Zoom. Information on how to join us at either zendo can be found on our Zendo page. Note that for in person attendance we ask that you follow our current Covid policies. 

    When We Gather

    Special Sesshin Schedule: During our annual retreat June 19 through June 27, a special schedule applies for the Zendo - click HERE for details.

    At Red Cedar, we have a regular weekly schedule of meetings (meditation practice and service) as well as retreats, classes and other gatherings. 

    Weekly Practice Schedule     Monthly Event Calendar

    Learning about Zen

    We want to make it easy for everyone to learn more about Zen. You can explore Zen Teachings to investigate specific areas or topics in Zen, or look into Zen Training for a more formal approach.  

    Supporting the Sangha

    Red Cedar Zen Community is able to share generously with our community thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters. If you feel so moved, please consider joining our community of supporters.


    Red Cedar Sangha Updates

    Everyone is Welcome

    You don’t need to be a member to sit with us. Just show up for any of our regular sittings or reach out to request an orientation!

    Stay Connected

    Sign up to receive our monthly Bending Bough newsletter and other news and practice support via email. 

    Thursday Night Study Series

    A new Study Series began June 9th, and focus on Inside Vasubandhu's Yogacara by Ben Connelly. No meeting on June 23rd due to sesshin.

    Upcoming Events

    Ongoing Programs

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