Everyone is Welcome
The Red Cedar Zen Community invites you to join us in the practice of Zen meditation. Everyone is welcome. By settling the heart and mind in this very moment, we can bring more peace and openness to our lives and our world.
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Joining Us for Zen Practice
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 gather at both a physical zendo at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship and in a virtual zendo on Zoom. See our Zendo page to learn more. For in person attendance we ask that you follow our Covid policies.
When We Gather
We offer a regular weekly schedule of meetings (meditation practice and service) as well as retreats, classes and other gatherings. See also our monthly practice calender.
If you're new to Zen or our community, we're happy to give you an orientation to our programs/services (i.e. when and how to do what). Just email email@example.com. It's also perfectly fine to just show up, watch someone, and do what they do.
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.
Members may also apply to deepen their practice by working with a Mentor. Click HERE to get started.
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.
Our sangha trip to Japan is scheduled for April 4-18, 2024. We hope to open registration soon.
Our Annual 7-day Residential Sesshin with Founding Teacher Zoketsu Norman Fischer, June 23 - July 1, is full with a waitlist.
Red Cedar Sangha Updates