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2024 Practice Period Opening Sesshin

  • Thursday, January 18, 2024
  • 7:00 PM (PST)
  • Saturday, January 20, 2024
  • 5:00 PM (PST)
  • Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St, and Online on Zoom


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Plus the opportunity to make an additional contribution to the sangha and to the teacher or leader during registration. No one turned away for lack of funds, you may request a lower cost registration.
  • Two scholarships are available, first come first served, no need to apply.
  • Covers Thursday evening and either Friday or Saturday

Registration is closed

Our 3-day sesshin with Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett, Visiting Teacher Hoka Chris Fortin and Shuso Myoki Raizelah Bayen opens the Winter Practice Period.

All are welcome to access the deep practice of sesshin regardless of how many of the practice period events you are able to attend. Alternating sitting, walking, ceremony, formal meals with a daily Dharma Talk and opportunities to meet privately with the teachers.

Schedule: Thursday 7-9pm, Friday  7am - 9pm, and Saturday  7am - 5pm

Note that this schedule includes the Practice Period Opening Ceremony on Thursday night.

Meals: You will need a 3-bowl Oryoki set at this retreat. Instruction on Oryoki eating will be provided, no problem if you've never eaten oryoki before. You can purchase a set from our friends at Still Sitting (please order the Navy Blue cloths). Red Cedar Zen is not able to provide loaner oryoki sets at this time.

Attendance: If you can’t attend full time in person, you may register for half-time participation. This covers Thursday evening and either Friday or Saturday. Either way, we ask that if you come in person, you come for the full day.

Dharma Talks: All Practice Period participants are warmly invited to attend the Dharma Talks even if you aren't attending the sesshin. In person - arrive 5-10 minutes early.

Friday 10:40am: Hoka Chris Fortin 

Saturday 10:40am: Shuso's Wayseeking Mind talk with Raizelah - a special talk on her own life and spiritual journey.

Registration: Is required for this event. And, have you shared your Practice Period intentions and requests with the teachers at Practice Period 2024 Overview & Registration yet?

Zoom Attendees: The sesshin can be accessed via the Zendo page, specifically under the heading Online Zendo where it says "Enter Virtual Zendo on Zoom."

Practice Period Schedule (Overview and intentions)

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