Help us "open the eyes" of the Buddha at this beautiful new practice space. Hidden Mountain Zendo is located at Hawk Meadow, the largest clearing in several hundred acres of woodlands and the source of four watersheds. Nearby the Zendo is the Cedar Grove, where the Wilderness Dharma Program for many years has hosted meditation evenings.
Our initial event will be on Friday evening June 9th to officially open the Zendo, celebrate the full moon, and to perform an installation ceremony for the Zendo’s new Buddha. There will also be a short ceremony in the Cedar Grove. Participants can choose to stay longer to enjoy a cup of tea and view the rising of the full moon, experiencing the Hawk Meadow practice of watching the transition in the meadow from day to night. If the clouds and planets cooperate perhaps a few will try their hand at composing a moon viewing poem for the occasion.
Seasonal practice at Hidden Mountain Zendo will begin this summer, with regular monthly meetings extending into the Fall.
Regular morning zazen will begin in June and continue on the fourth Sunday morning of each month, from 9am to 11:30am. Regular monthly practice will be suspended in the Winter and will resume in the Spring. Summer/Fall meeting dates are Sunday’s; June 25th, July 23rd, August 27th, September 24th, and October 22nd.
Red Cedar Zen Community’s Wilderness Dharma Program is offering this new practice space to Red Cedar, our other extended local sanghas, other local retreat groups, or for personal retreat space. Hidden Mountain Zendo is a 24’ yurt, with full kitchen and bath (composting toilet), and formal zendo seating for up to 12.
The Zendo is now available to groups or individuals by suggested donation (dana), with the ability for overnight group programing with tent camping or zendo floor sleeping.
Please RSVP register for the Friday, June 9th event so that we can plan accordingly. Please direct inquiries for use of the space to Bob Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-927-5702.
HAWK MEADOW FARM (1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham) MAP AND DIRECTIONS: Take Sunset Drive from I-5, drive by the Sunset Square Shopping Center going East, take a left on Hannegan, drive 3 miles, right on Kelly Road, drive exactly 1/2 mile, turn left immediately after a brown house (look for a reflective blue address marker for "1102"). Drive to the end of the long 1/4 mile driveway and turn right into the parking area for Hawk Meadow Farm.
There will be an opportunity on site to make a dana offering if you choose (details on Dana Paramita here) and you may also make a dana offering at any time on the Dana page.