We begin our ritual season by receiving water from the Salish Sea, which we will carry throughout our hiking season, with a visit to Lost Lake Falls, a hidden gem in the Chuckanut Range.
This program has two parts, and you may attend either part. First we will perform our Gathering Water ritual at Larrabee Beach. This water will then be carried on various hikes through the summer, and will be exchanged at the highest elevations we can attain with water from each of the three source water branches of the Nooksack River, to then be returned to Larrabee Beach at seasons' end.
Sack lunch will be at the waterfall with expected return to the trailhead approximately 4pm and back to Bellingham at approximately 5pm.
Registration: Please RSVP online to attend this hike.
We will hike in silence and perform trailside ritual chanting in sections along the way of Zen Master Dogen's great text Genjo Koan, in the practice we call Sutra Mapping.
The hike is approximately ten miles with about 1200 feet of elevation loss and gain. Dress for the trail and for the weather. Bring lunch and at least two liters of water.
Carpooling: Meet at 9:00am at the Red Cedar Dharma Hall at 1021 N. Forest St. in Bellingham. Those driving must have a Discover Pass. If some do not want to do the hike and wish to return to the Hall immediately following the ceremony we will organize a separate carpool.
Questions? Bob Penny - firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-927-5702