Red Cedar Zen Community, 1021 N Forest, Bellingham Washington

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Online Zendo Schedule

Note: a password is now required to enter the virtual zendo, it is the same as the front door code for the physical building. Everyone is welcome to practice with us! Don't have the code or Zoom link? Just contact us at to request them.

Monday - Thursday 7am - 7:30am with Doksuan with Nomon available afterwards

Wednesdays 7pm - 8:45pm (Dharma Talk most evenings)  with "lobby time" available beforehand, come early and hang out a little     

Fridays Noon - 1pm with "lobby time" before hand

Saturdays  7am - 8:30am followed by "coffee time" - be ready with some coffee or tea to make and hang out afterwards

Note: the Zoom link to connect is available to members on this page : Zoom - Online Zendo (you must be logged in as a member to view this page).


  • Info on using Zoom and connecting to our Virtual Zendo: Zoom - Online Zendo
  • Downloadable Printable Chant Book (click the link to download our chant book as a PDF document reformatted for home printers)
  • Please add any names for our morning health and well-being and memorial ceremonies which conclude each of our 5 morning services each week.
  • The brief morning verses for our Monday-Thursday practice are now available here.


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 within the context of a community of 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.

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 (see the Events list and Annual Calendar).

Meditation instruction and orientations for new sitters are offered at 6:30pm on Wednesdays and by request. You are welcome to practice with us whether you've attended an orientation or not. Feel free to "just show up."

The Dharma Hall is located at 1021 N. Forest Street on the edge of downtown Bellingham, just south of Forest and Maple (two doors down from The Majestic). (see directions).

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