Red Cedar Zen Community, 1021 N Forest, Bellingham Washington

2010 April Board minutes

Red Cedar Zen Board of Directors

BOARD MINUTES                                                                                                               Wednesday April 17, 2010

PRESENT: Tim Burnett, Joan Dow, Don McClary,  Jeff McKenna.
and Kate McKenna, Marti Bartlett, Talus Latona.

full value contract

We commit:

  • to maintaining physical, psychological, and emotional safety
  • to working together to foster both group and individual goals; giving the group what it needs and individuals what they need.
  • to speaking and listening fearlessly to one another and fully talking things through.


Our New Business

 Helping a homeless member  - Most of this meeting was a discussion of recent sangha efforts to support a homeless member of the community. Much of the discussion not recorded to protect privacy and feelings. General "lessons learned" were discussed around

  • clear communication - maybe we should all study non-violent communication to further thist
  • kinds of helping - we help our members and others to ask for it as best we can but within the context of our purpose as a spiritual practice organization (we can't start a homeless shelter at this time, for example)
  • shared or "core" values - is it clear to everyone who comes here that we share values of kindness and respect as elucidates in the precepts? Tim mentioning that a previous sangha effort created a "Core Values" document which is on the website (here: but that this document is not being kept alive if just on the website. And all agreed that the precepts are a good guide in themselves. 
Door Codes  - The Building Manager (Talus Latona) was encouraged to rotate the door codes once a year.
    FOLLOW UP: Talus has created a new code, in addition to the old one. Once people are notified of the new code and comfortable with it he will deactivate the old one.
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software