Join Red Cedar Zen Community for our annual spring Circumambulation of Mt. Erie hike. This celebration of the encouraging energy of springtime is close to the traditional date for the celebration of Buddha’s Birthday. Our route will follow a very moderate trail for approximately 6 miles clockwise around this prominent small mountain situated near the shore of the Salish Sea.
The hike begins at 10am and we will probably be done by about 2 or 3pm. Carpools from Red Cedar Dharma Hall leaving at 9am or meet at the trailhead.
RSVP and use the registration system to indicate where you'll meet the group.
During this mostly silent meditation hike we will stop at various points along the way for chanting rituals. Our first stop will be at the “Poets' Tree”, a grand Douglas Fir matriarch of the local forest. Please feel free to bring a short poem to share in celebration of the local areas' history of hermit Zen poetry as part of our ceremony at this stop.
Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, bring at least two liters of water, trail snacks, and a lunch.
Directions to Mt. Erie:
Note: unlike our "indoor" retreats dana is not generally collected during the event but donations in one form or the other are always welcome.
Please contact Wilderness Programs Coordinator Bob Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-927-5702 with questions and see our Wilderness Programs webpage for an overview of this program.
Red Cedar Zen Community is a 501(c) non-profit organization.