Newcomers are always welcome, just show up or contact us to arrange an orientation with a senior student.
See the Weekly Schedule page for more details on our regular schedule.
There is no fee for joining us at the Red Cedar Dharma Hall for practice but donations are always welcome. If you determine that Zen practice and the availability of the Dharma Hall in Bellingham is meaningful to you, we invite you to become a member.
Our 4-week Introduction to Zen Meditation class is usually offered in February, see the Events page. Other classes, workshops, and retreats are offered throughout the year. We have retreats lasting from one to eight days annually. These are also listed on the Events page and see also a sketch of our annual pattern on the Annual Calendar page.
One-on-one interviews our Priests, Teachers and Practice Leaders can be arranged. Interviews can take place with Priests during Thursday night and Saturday morning practice, and can also be arranged directly with the individuals. Mentorship by a teacher or practice leader, a deeper and more systematic way of deepening your practice, is also available: please email our Guiding Teacher with a request.
Our priests are available on request to perform weddings, funerals, and blessing ceremonies. Please contact us to inquire. A description of Zen Forms and comportment are available on the Zen Forms page (see the downloadable handout) and the chants we use are also available on the website
Already started and want to know what's next?
Please see the Going Further: Study and Practice Options at Red Cedar Zen Community page.