Red Cedar Zen Community, 1021 N Forest, Bellingham Washington

Upcoming Events (full list)

Note: Want to see what else is happening in the building in case you as a member want to go by for individual practice of to use the library (or you're part of a sangha group wanting to meet)? Please see the Building Calendar.

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, March 30, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N Forest St., Bellingham, WA
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    Better Angels Skills Workshop

     How to Talk Across the Political Divide

    What? An interactive workshop to learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and support our relationships.

    After a presentation, you will have an opportunity to practice conversation skills.  You will partner with someone of your same political persuasion—conservative or liberal.  If you fall somewhere in the middle, you can choose a side for purposes of practicing the skills.

    Who?       Anyone interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle

    When? Saturday, March 30, 2019   9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Where? Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA

    Facilitators: Edie Norton, Zen Priest, and Cara Tanis, Lutheran Pastor

    This workshop is offered Free of Charge for the benefit of all.

    Pre-registration is required by March 26, 2019. Please use the Red Cedar Zen website.

    About Better Angels:

    Launched in 2016, Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement to unify our divided nation.  By bringing conservative and liberal Americans together into a working alliance, we’re building new ways to talk to one another, participate together in public life, and influence the direction of the nation. Read more at www.better-angels.org.

    • Sunday, March 31, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hawk Meadow Farm, 1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register

    Join us at Hidden Mountain Zendo at Hawk Meadow, for monthly mornings of practice on the last Sunday monthly.

    We'll enjoy sitting and walking meditation in this peaceful yurt Zendo in the largest clearing in several hundred acres of woodlands and the source of four watersheds.

    Dana donations to support the space are welcome. Please RSVP to register.  

    About Hidden Mountain Zendo: The space is available to groups, or for personal retreat. Hidden Mountain Zendo is a 24’ yurt, with full kitchen and bath (composting toilet), and formal zendo seating for up to 12, with the ability for overnight group programing with tent camping or zendo floor sleeping. Contact Bob if you're interested in scheduling a program at Hidden Mountain.

    Please direct inquiries for use of the space to Bob Penny at bobpenny1253@gmail.com or 360-927-5702.

    • Monday, April 01, 2019
    • Monday, June 03, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Online Using Zoom Software
    Register

    A Class on the Heart Sutra with Nomon Tim Burnett

    Chanted daily at Zen temples all over the world the Heart Sutra is a dense and confounding text on emptiness, healing, and salvation. In this class, offered live online using the Zoom Video software, Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett will support an exploration of the meaning of the sutra and the implications of it's emptiness teachings for our lives.

    Primary text: The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh. Please obtain this book before the first meeting. Additional readings will be provided.

    Schedule: Mondays 4pm - 6pm, roughly every other week on April 1st, April 15th, April 29th, May 13th, May 20th, and June 3rd.

    About this live online class: with your home computer, tablet, or phone you will be able to see and hear Tim and the other class members. On your home computer simply follow this link https://zoom.us/j/899719816 on other devices install the Zoom app and "Join Meeting" number 899-719-816 when class begins. Tim will be available  30 minutes early at the first meeting to help with tech challenges. We are trying an online class for accessibility for those who find it difficult to travel to the zendo or live further away.

    • Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
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    A monthly group with Nomon Tim Burnett and Seishu John Wiley for all Red Cedar Zen Members interested in precepts studies. Students should have the intention to attend all 7 evening meetings and the two day retreats. 

    Students moving towards Jukai are expected to attend all sessions.Speak to a teacher before the first meeting if you are interested in receiving Jukai this year. (See the Going Further page on the website for more).

    SCHEDULE

    • Wednesday April 3rd, 5:30pm - 6:30pm - about the precepts, refuges 
    • Wednesday April 17th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm - pure precepts
    • (Note Zen Sewing Weekend May 4th & 5th is important for jukai students sewing rakusu)
    • Wednesday May 15th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm- - precepts 1 & 9
    • Wednesday June 12th5:30pm - 6:30pm - precepts 2 & 3
    • Wednesday July 17th5:30pm - 6:30pm - precepts 4 & 5
    • Wednesday August 7th5:30pm - 6:30pm - precepts 6 & 7
    • Wednesday September 11th5:30pm - 6:30pm - precepts 8 & 10
    • Cohort Retreat - Sunday October 6th, 9am - 3pm
    • Precepts Retreat & Ceremony - Saturday November 2nd,  6am - 5pm (ceremony at 3pm, Jukai students usually invite friends and family).

    Texts:
    Diane Rizzetto, Waking Up to What you Do
    Robert Aitken, Mind of Clover
    Reb Anderson, Being Upright

    Study Process
    Each group meeting will include discussion, experiential exercises, and reflection in small groups on what these precepts mean for us as human beings and students of Zen and in reflection of the teachers' comments in the 3 primary texts we study (see below).

    In between meetings students will be invited to reflect on how the precept in focus shows up in their life and will be asked to do some kind of active response. This response would be written, artistic or verbal. At each meeting a new assignment for the next month will be offered by the teacher of that month’s group.

    More on receiving Jukai
    For those it suits, receiving Jukai is a wonderful step and provides the student with a focus and structure in practice.  It also offers the sangha support and nourishment through the student’s publicly made commitment to practice and precepts.

    If you’re interested in in receiving jukai: you must receive permission from a sangha teacher. Speak either to Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett, Sangha Teacher Ryushin Andrea Thach, Lay Teacher John Wiley or to one of our Mentors who have been shuso and are authorized to support you in preparation for jukai: Edie Norton, Talus Latona, Bob Penny, Chris Burkhart, or Kate McKenna.

    To clarify: in addition to attending the Precept Study Group and receiving permission from a sangha teacher, in order to move towards jukai you will also be meeting with a sangha teacher to discuss your process of engaging with the precepts privately in Practice Discussion or Dokusan.

    And it’s important to note that it’s wonderful and complete to study the precepts without approaching jukai and that receiving jukai and wearing the rakusu is not a requirement (or a blanket recommendation) in our sangha. It’s a choice and a discernment to be made with a teacher. (For more on Jukai and other training options at Red Cedar please see: the Going Further page on the website).

    Please use the registration form at the left to RSVP if you intend to come to study group.

    • Saturday, April 06, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
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    Samu - Zen work - is a key part of the Zen Buddhist practice tradition. Harmonizing body and mind we sweep, repair, and tend the temple.

    Please join the Red Cedar Zen Sangha for a joyful full morning of working together on all of the 1st Saturdays of the month from April through October (except in June this year as we swapped weeks with BIMS)

    Feel free to bring your ideas and sangha projects, including training, some tools, a little food to share for either breakfast or lunch, but most importantly: just bring yourself.

    Saturday morning Zen + Work Day Schedule:
    6am-7:40am zazen, kinhin, zazen, kinhin, zazen
    7:40am service & soji
    8:25am breakfast - oatmeal plus potluck
    9:00am Work Begins
    Noon Service
    12:10pm Potluck Lunch - sangha soup plus potluck
    1:00pm Close

    2019 Work Days 
    Saturday April 6th
    Saturday May 4th
    Saturday June 8th (Samish pack-up) *2nd Saturday*
    Saturday July 6th
    Saturday August 3rd
    Saturday September 7th
    Saturday October 5th

    Please do a quick RSVP with the registration system (no charges) and there's a comment box in the RSVP to suggest any work projects you'd like to do or other notes.

    ‘When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.’ ~ Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

    • Sunday, April 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Sugarloaf Trailhead, Mt Erie. Near Anacortes.
    Register

    Join us for our circumambulation of Mt. Erie. This celebration of springtime celebrates Buddha’s Birthday. The moderate 7-mile hike goes clockwise around this prominent small mountain near the shore of the Salish Sea.

    The hike begins at 10am and we will completes at about 3pm. Carpool from Red Cedar Dharma Hall leaving at 9am or meet at the trailhead at 10am.

    Our first stop on this silent hike will be at the “Poet’s Tree”, a grand Douglas Fir matriarch of the local forest.  Please bring a short poem to share in celebration of the local areas' history of hermit Zen poetry as part of our ceremony.

    Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, bring at least two liters of water, trail snacks, and a lunch.

    To come on this hike please RSVP with the registration form.
    Questions? Bob Penny at bobpenny1253@gmail.com or 360-927-5702.

    • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hawk Meadow Farm, 1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register

    Join us at Hidden Mountain Zendo at Hawk Meadow, for monthly mornings of practice on the last Sunday monthly.

    We'll enjoy sitting and walking meditation in this peaceful yurt Zendo in the largest clearing in several hundred acres of woodlands and the source of four watersheds.

    Dana donations to support the space are welcome. Please RSVP to register.  

    About Hidden Mountain Zendo: The space is available to groups, or for personal retreat. Hidden Mountain Zendo is a 24’ yurt, with full kitchen and bath (composting toilet), and formal zendo seating for up to 12, with the ability for overnight group programing with tent camping or zendo floor sleeping. Contact Bob if you're interested in scheduling a program at Hidden Mountain.

    Please direct inquiries for use of the space to Bob Penny at bobpenny1253@gmail.com or 360-927-5702.

    • Saturday, May 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register
    Samu - Zen work - is a key part of the Zen Buddhist practice tradition. Harmonizing body and mind we sweep, repair, and tend the temple.

    Please join the Red Cedar Zen Sangha for a joyful full morning of working together on all of the 1st Saturdays of the month from April through October (except in June this year as we swapped weeks with BIMS)

    Feel free to bring your ideas and sangha projects, including training, some tools, a little food to share for either breakfast or lunch, but most importantly: just bring yourself.

    Saturday morning Zen + Work Day Schedule:
    6am-7:40am zazen, kinhin, zazen, kinhin, zazen
    7:40am service & soji
    8:25am breakfast - oatmeal plus potluck
    9:00am Work Begins
    Noon Service
    12:10pm Potluck Lunch - sangha soup plus potluck
    1:00pm Close

    2019 Work Datys 
    Saturday April 6th
    Saturday May 4th
    Saturday June 8th (Samish pack-up) *2nd Saturday*
    Saturday July 6th
    Saturday August 3rd
    Saturday September 7th
    Saturday October 5th

    Please do a quick RSVP with the registration system (no charges) and there's a comment box in the RSVP to suggest any work projects you'd like to do or other notes.

    ‘When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.’ ~ Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

    • Saturday, May 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, May 05, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    Register

    Join sangha sewing teacher Shudo Chris Burkhart in sewing Zen ritual clothing. 

    Updated may be forthcoming after Chris returns from Tassajara - please read these details as preliminary.

    Those preparing for jukai are invited to arrive on Friday at 9am. 

    Those who want to help with the shuso's rakusu and other sangha sewing are welcome to arrive on Friday afternoon or Saturday.

    Tentative Schedule:
    Friday 9am - Noon  Sewing for Jukai students
              Noon - 1pm Zazen 
              1pm - 5pm   Those who want to learn to sew may join
                                   (sewing continues for Jukai students)

    Saturday 9am - 4pm Sewing continues for jukai students and others.

    Please RVSP so we know how many places to set up.


    Questions? Please contact Chris at chrisburkhart@hotmail.com. 

    • Sunday, May 05, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Sunday, October 06, 2019
    • 2:30 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
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    A monthly group with Shūkō Edie Norton for all Red Cedar Zen Members interested in deepening their practice. Designed for those facing increasing limitations due to health or aging. Students should have the intention to attend most of the six monthly meetings.

    SCHEDULE
    First Sunday of the month from 1pm to 2:30pm from May 5th until October 6th.

    Text:
    Pema Chodron, No Time to Lose (recently reissued as Becoming Bodhisattvas, they are the same book). During the registration you may opt to have us purchase the book for you if you register before April 15th. Registering after April 15th? No problem, please just find your own copy of the book.

    Study Process
    Each group meeting will include discussion, experiential exercises, and reflection in small groups on to support participants in engaging personally with the material to create your own bodhisattva "plan." Home-based reflections and projects in between meetings will be offered as well.

    Please use the registration form at the left to RSVP if you intend to come to study group.

    • Saturday, May 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St. Bellingham, WA 98225
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    Visiting teacher Ben Connolly offers a morning workshop based on his new book Mindfulness and Intimacy.

    Mindfulness is the powerful practice of nonjudgmental awareness that helps us ground ourselves in the present moment. But there’s a risk: we might see our experience as separate from ourselves. To close this gap, mindfulness has traditionally been paired with a focus on intimacy, community, and interdependence. Ben Connelly shows us how to bring these two practices together: bringing warm hearts to our clear seeing.

    Meditations and exercises will show how mindfulness and intimacy together enrich our empathetic engagement with ourselves and the world around us.

    Registration
    No cost for Red Cedar Zen Members. The modest sliding scale cost which Is requested of non-members goes to Red Cedar Zen. An opportunity to make a teacher donation (dana) directly to Ben will be offered at the event.

    About Ben
    Ben Connelly is a Soto Zen teacher and Dharma heir in the Katagiri lineage. He also teaches mindfulness in a variety of secular contexts including police and corporate, correctional facilities, and addiction recovery. Ben is based at Minnesota Zen Meditation Center and travels to teach across the United States. 

    Book Endorsements:
    “Zen teaches that ‘enlightenment is Intimacy with all things.’ Ben Connelly beautifully articulates that a worthwhile spiritual practice—a worthwhile journey through all our triumphs and travails; indeed, a worthwhile human life—is cultivating an intimacy with all things.”—Larry Yang, author of Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community

    “With clarity and grace, Ben Connelly affirms the deep intimacy needed for true awakening. From his conscientious and reflective work, the path into our sleepy interior worlds unfolds beautifully into the light step by step. We only need courage to stand in such radiance. Highly recommended.”—Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, author of The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender

    “Our true heart’s desire is connection: intimacy. Yet our minds and hearts are often focused on what separates us from other people and the rest of creation. In this clear and helpful book Zen teacher Ben Connelly presents twenty-seven aspects of our life that, through the practice of mindfulness, can become fertile fields for dissolving our sense of alienation and deepening our experience of interdependence and intimacy.”—Jan Chozen Bays, author of How to Train a Wild Elephant

    “This book carries vital medicine for today’s world. Ben Connelly speaks from the heart of Zen and reminds of our true and innate capacity for intimacy, that we can always take one step from where we are to heal the myth of separation. Mindfulness and Intimacy offers practices and contemplations that affirm the embodiment of interconnection through everyday ordinary life. I recommend it for everyone!”—Deborah Eden Tull, author of Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and Our Planet


    • Saturday, May 18, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, May 19, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Hawk Meadow Farm, 1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register

    Join us at Hidden Mountain Zendo at Hawk Meadow for our annual weekend retreat.

    We begin setting up tents at 4pm on Saturday, continuing overnight with a 4pm Sunday close.

    This gentle, accessible retreat includes an overnight stay on the farm in comfortable tents. The day will include indoor and outdoor sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma Talk, and outdoor ceremony. Three meals are included.

    Sleeping outside (in tents) is an integral part of this nature-based Dharma experience. Tents will be available with cots, folding futons, or sleeping pads.

    Please direct inquiries for use of the space to Bob Penny at bobpenny1253@gmail.com or 360-927-5702. Directions will be emailed upon registration.


    • Sunday, May 26, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hawk Meadow Farm, 1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register

    Join us at Hidden Mountain Zendo at Hawk Meadow, for monthly mornings of practice on the last Sunday monthly.

    We'll enjoy sitting and walking meditation in this peaceful yurt Zendo in the largest clearing in several hundred acres of woodlands and the source of four watersheds.

    Dana donations to support the space are welcome. Please RSVP to register.  

    About Hidden Mountain Zendo: The space is available to groups, or for personal retreat. Hidden Mountain Zendo is a 24’ yurt, with full kitchen and bath (composting toilet), and formal zendo seating for up to 12, with the ability for overnight group programing with tent camping or zendo floor sleeping. Contact Bob if you're interested in scheduling a program at Hidden Mountain.

    Please direct inquiries for use of the space to Bob Penny at bobpenny1253@gmail.com or 360-927-5702.

    • Saturday, June 08, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register
    Samu - Zen work - is a key part of the Zen Buddhist practice tradition. Harmonizing body and mind we sweep, repair, and tend the temple.

    Please join the Red Cedar Zen Sangha for a joyful full morning of working together on all of the 1st Saturdays of the month from April through October (except in June this year as we swapped weeks with BIMS)

    Feel free to bring your ideas and sangha projects, including training, some tools, a little food to share for either breakfast or lunch, but most importantly: just bring yourself.

    Saturday morning Zen + Work Day Schedule:
    6am-7:40am zazen, kinhin, zazen, kinhin, zazen
    7:40am service & soji
    8:25am breakfast - oatmeal plus potluck
    9:00am Work Begins
    Noon Service
    12:10pm Potluck Lunch - sangha soup plus potluck
    1:00pm Close

    2019 Work Days 
    Saturday April 6th
    Saturday May 4th
    Saturday June 8th (Samish pack-up) *2nd Saturday*
    Saturday July 6th
    Saturday August 3rd
    Saturday September 7th
    Saturday October 5th

    Please do a quick RSVP with the registration system (no charges) and there's a comment box in the RSVP to suggest any work projects you'd like to do or other notes.

    ‘When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.’ ~ Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

    • Friday, June 14, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Saturday, June 22, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Samish Island Campground, 11565 Scott Rd Bow WA 98232
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    Registration is now open.

    Note for travelers: airporter shuttle service will be available soon.

    New in 2019: we'll be eating our meals in the Zen 3-bowl Oryoki style. You must bring your own oryoki set. If you need a set we recommend these sets from Still Sitting.

    Our annual 7-day (8 nights) silent Zen sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer includes seven days and eight nights of silent practice of sitting and walking meditation in this beautiful church camp on the water on Samish Island in the Skagit Valley. Retreat includes dharma talks by Norman and other Northwest teachers, dokusan and practice discussion, sitting and walking meditation, and delicious vegetarian meals. A deep time for practice and reflection with the support of sangha and teachers.

    See also our new Samish Island Work Sesshin with Nomon Tim Burnett - an affordable 3-day sesshin being held at the same site June 30th - July 3rd.

    Many photos of Samish are available on our Photos page.

    Schedule:

    You may attend the entire retreat, or the first or second half. Second half attendance is only appropriate to those who have sat sesshin with us before. We are unable to offer other attendance choices. Signing up is making a commitment to be part of the retreat for the entire period you signed up for.

    Full Retreat - Friday 5:00pm to Saturday  at noon

    First Half - Friday  5:00pm to Tuesday at 5pm

    Second Half - Tuesday at 5pm to Saturday at noon.

    Prerequisites & Requirements

    This is a rigorous and structured experience. To benefit from being at Samish Sesshin please abide by the following requirements.

    • You should have attended at least one full day formal meditation retreat before attending this 7-day retreat. Please do not register if you have never sat a full day of formal meditation (in Zen or other traditions is fine).
    • If you have never attended Samish sesshin please start at the beginning (attend full retreat or first half) and do not attend just the second half. Orientation and instructions are offered at the beginning only.
    • No attendance options other than the three listed above can be accommodated. 
    • This is a silent retreat without talking, reading, writing, computer or cell phone use. Please be prepared to follow this guideline fully.
    • Following the full schedule is a core practice of Zen. Some alternate schedules can be arranged with the Ino in cases of health and other needs.
    • Plan on remaining at Samish Island camp during the entire time of your sesshin attendance, not leaving for errands or appointments, etc., and remaining at the camp through final clean up at noon on Saturday unless illness or unavoidable travel arrangements prevent this.

    Housing:
    Housing is provided with three options:

    E-Cabins are recently built multi-room cabins with a bath shared with one other room. E-Cabins are in short supply in this retreat. Please choose a rustic cabin if that is possible for you in order to leave the e-cabins for those with health challenges.

    Full Retreat only, room alone: $785 - $885 sliding scale

    Full Retreat, room shared: $620 - $720

    Half Retreat, room shared $375 - $425

     e-Cabin Exterior

     e-Cabin Interior

    Rustic Cabins - simple plywood cabins built in the 1950's. Camp style bathrooms in a separate building. Most rustic housing will be private (not shared), however if couples or friends are willing to share a cabin this can make a difference in accommodating everyone if the sesshin is full.

     Rustic Cabin, exterior

     Rustic cabin, interior

    Rustic Cabins Full Retreat: $595 - $695 sliding scale

    Rustic Cabins Half of retreat: $355 - $405 sliding scale

    Tent or RV - you can bring a tent and camp on the lawn. A lower cost option.

    Tent Full Retreat: $490 - $590 sliding scale

    Tent Half of Retreat: $290 - $340 sliding scale

    Notes on fees:

    1) Dana (teacher donations) is not included in these fees. Registration fees cover retreat costs with any extra to Red Cedar Zen Community for our ongoing expenses and costs. An opportunity to make teacher donation (dana) will be available at the site.

    2) Paying higher on the sliding scale enables us to offer scholarships. In the registration process you first pick your housing and stay length which adds the base fee. Then additional funds may be added on the next screen.

    Dates and Cancellation

    • January 15-  Registration Opens. 
    • May 1 - Final scholarship awards.
    • May 14 - Last day to cancel with full refund. Full payment due.
    • June 1 - Registration Closes. Last day to cancel with partial refund. Incomplete (unpaid) registrations will be cancelled at this time to make room for people on the waitlist.
    See also the Red Cedar Cancellation Policy

    Scholarships

    Scholarships are available for one quarter of retreat costs. If funds allow, additional funds may be available. During the registration process an opportunity to request a scholarship is available.

    Samish Island Campground

    We have rented the Community of Christ's wonderful camp at the eastern end of Samish Island for over a twenty years for our residential retreats. A wonderful place where sea meets sky.

    11565 Scott Rd, Bow, WA 98232
    Map and Directions

    • Sunday, June 30, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hawk Meadow Farm, 1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register

    Join us at Hidden Mountain Zendo at Hawk Meadow, for monthly mornings of practice on the last Sunday monthly.

    We'll enjoy sitting and walking meditation in this peaceful yurt Zendo in the largest clearing in several hundred acres of woodlands and the source of four watersheds.

    Dana donations to support the space are welcome. Please RSVP to register.  

    About Hidden Mountain Zendo: The space is available to groups, or for personal retreat. Hidden Mountain Zendo is a 24’ yurt, with full kitchen and bath (composting toilet), and formal zendo seating for up to 12, with the ability for overnight group programing with tent camping or zendo floor sleeping. Contact Bob if you're interested in scheduling a program at Hidden Mountain.

    Please direct inquiries for use of the space to Bob Penny at bobpenny1253@gmail.com or 360-927-5702.

    • Sunday, June 30, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Wednesday, July 03, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Samish Island Campground, 11633 Scott Rd, Bow WA 98232
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    A silent 3-day Zen meditation retreat with a focus on daily activity.

    Red Cedar Zen is delighted to announce we can again offer our new financially accessible, silent Zen sesshin at Samish Island Campground. (See also our 8-day sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer)

    The retreat revolves around the Zen koan:

    As Yunyan was sweeping the ground, Daowu said, "Too busy."

    Yunyan said, "You should know there's one who isn't busy."

    Daowu said, "If so, then there's a second moon."

    Yunyan held up the broom and said, "Which moon is this?"

    Come meet the one who's not busy and gaze up for the second moon when we come together for three days and nights of silent practice of sitting, walking, and work meditation in this beautiful church camp on the water on Samish Island in the Skagit Valley. 

    There will be oryoki meals using ingredients from local sources, daily dharma talks by Nomon Tim Burnett, dokusan with Tim, and an extended afternoon work period. 

    The three-day sesshin runs from 5pm on Sunday June 30th until 6pm on Wednesday July 3rd.

    In appreciation of the fuller work period (2-3 hours), and that we'll be doing our own food, our Samish Campground hosts have generously offered to reduce the rate significantly.

    Exact Location:
    This year's work sesshin will be using the main Samish Campground (not the church). Check in at the dining hall and bring cushions to the main camp "CFC" (large barn-like building we use as a zendo at the 8-day retreat). 

    Schedule: (full time attendance only)
    Sunday - arrive between 4pm and 5pm to set up the zendo and be ready for evening practice starting at 7pm. Note that no dinner will be served, bring a snack as needed. 
    Monday - 5am - 9pm silent sesshin day. 3 oryoki meals.
    Tuesday - 5am - 9pm silent sesshin day. 3 oryoki meals.
    Wednesday - 5am - 4pm sesshin day. Oryoki breakfast and lunch.
          After afternoon work we'll clean up and be out at about 5pm. 

    Prerequisites & Requirements
    To benefit from being at a Samish Sesshin please sign up only if you have done Zen meditation with a community and can commit to silent practice, do your best to follow the entire schedule, and stay on the Samish grounds for the duration.

    Food
    The retreat includes 3 simple vegetarian meals per day prepared with local ingredients starting with breakfast on Monday. Meals are taking with the oryoki eating bowls. Plan on bringing your own set. If you need to purchase one we recommend the sets from Still Sitting.

    Housing: Housing is provided with several options:

    E-Cabins are recently built multi-room cabins with a bathroom shared by one neighboring room:

    E-Cabin, solo room, $130 - $180 sliding scale
        (8 available to us, sharing extends this resource to more participants)

    E-Cabin, shared room: $110 - $160 sliding scale
        (16 spots available in 8 rooms).

     e-Cabin Exterior

     e-Cabin Interior

    Rustic Cabins - simple plywood cabins built in the 1950's. Camp style bathrooms in a separate building. Most rustic housing will be private.
               Rustic cabin, solo room, $90 - $140 sliding scale

     Rustic Cabin, exterior

     Rustic cabin, interior

    RV with Hookup - you are welcome to bring a camping trailer or RV. 
                RV option: $90 - $140 sliding scale

    Tent - you can bring a tent and camp on the lawn. A lower cost option.
                Tent Option: $70 - $120 sliding scale

    Notes on fees:
    1) Dana (teacher donations) is not included in these fees. Registration fees cover retreat costs with any extra to Red Cedar Zen Community for our ongoing expenses and costs. An opportunity to make teacher donation (dana) will be available at the site.

    2) Paying higher on the sliding scale enables us to offer scholarships. In the registration process you first pick your housing and stay length which adds the base fee. Then additional funds may be added on the next screen.

    Scholarships
    Scholarships are available for all of our events on request. Please contact the registrar.

    Samish Island Campground

    We have rented the Community of Christ's wonderful camp at the eastern end of Samish Island for over a dozen years for our residential retreats. A wonderful place where sea meets sky.

    11633 Scott Rd, Bow WA 98232
    Map and Directions


    • Saturday, July 06, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register
    Samu - Zen work - is a key part of the Zen Buddhist practice tradition. Harmonizing body and mind we sweep, repair, and tend the temple.

    Please join the Red Cedar Zen Sangha for a joyful full morning of working together on all of the 1st Saturdays of the month from April through October (except in June this year as we swapped weeks with BIMS)

    Feel free to bring your ideas and sangha projects, including training, some tools, a little food to share for either breakfast or lunch, but most importantly: just bring yourself.

    Saturday morning Zen + Work Day Schedule:
    6am-7:40am zazen, kinhin, zazen, kinhin, zazen
    7:40am service & soji
    8:25am breakfast - oatmeal plus potluck
    9:00am Work Begins
    Noon Service
    12:10pm Potluck Lunch - sangha soup plus potluck
    1:00pm Close

    2018 Work Days 
    Saturday April 6th
    Saturday May 4th
    Saturday June 8th (Samish pack-up)
    Saturday July 6th
    Saturday August 3rd
    Saturday September 7th
    Saturday October 5th

    Please do a quick RSVP with the registration system (no charges) and there's a comment box in the RSVP to suggest any work projects you'd like to do or other notes.

    ‘When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.’ ~ Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

    • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hawk Meadow Farm, 1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register

    Join us at Hidden Mountain Zendo at Hawk Meadow, for monthly mornings of practice on the last Sunday monthly.

    We'll enjoy sitting and walking meditation in this peaceful yurt Zendo in the largest clearing in several hundred acres of woodlands and the source of four watersheds.

    Dana donations to support the space are welcome. Please RSVP to register.  

    About Hidden Mountain Zendo: The space is available to groups, or for personal retreat. Hidden Mountain Zendo is a 24’ yurt, with full kitchen and bath (composting toilet), and formal zendo seating for up to 12, with the ability for overnight group programing with tent camping or zendo floor sleeping. Contact Bob if you're interested in scheduling a program at Hidden Mountain.

    Please direct inquiries for use of the space to Bob Penny at bobpenny1253@gmail.com or 360-927-5702.

    • Saturday, August 03, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register
    Samu - Zen work - is a key part of the Zen Buddhist practice tradition. Harmonizing body and mind we sweep, repair, and tend the temple.

    Please join the Red Cedar Zen Sangha for a joyful full morning of working together on all of the 1st Saturdays of the month from April through October (except in June this year as we swapped weeks with BIMS)

    Feel free to bring your ideas and sangha projects, including training, some tools, a little food to share for either breakfast or lunch, but most importantly: just bring yourself.

    Saturday morning Zen + Work Day Schedule:
    6am-7:40am zazen, kinhin, zazen, kinhin, zazen
    7:40am service & soji
    8:25am breakfast - oatmeal plus potluck
    9:00am Work Begins
    Noon Service
    12:10pm Potluck Lunch - sangha soup plus potluck
    1:00pm Close

    2018 Work Days 
    Saturday April 6th
    Saturday May 4th
    Saturday June 8th (Samish pack-up)
    Saturday July 6th
    Saturday August 3rd
    Saturday September 7th
    Saturday October 5th

    Please do a quick RSVP with the registration system (no charges) and there's a comment box in the RSVP to suggest any work projects you'd like to do or other notes.

    ‘When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.’ ~ Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

    • Sunday, August 25, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hawk Meadow Farm, 1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register

    Join us at Hidden Mountain Zendo at Hawk Meadow, for monthly mornings of practice on the last Sunday monthly.

    We'll enjoy sitting and walking meditation in this peaceful yurt Zendo in the largest clearing in several hundred acres of woodlands and the source of four watersheds.

    Dana donations to support the space are welcome. Please RSVP to register.  

    About Hidden Mountain Zendo: The space is available to groups, or for personal retreat. Hidden Mountain Zendo is a 24’ yurt, with full kitchen and bath (composting toilet), and formal zendo seating for up to 12, with the ability for overnight group programing with tent camping or zendo floor sleeping. Contact Bob if you're interested in scheduling a program at Hidden Mountain.

    Please direct inquiries for use of the space to Bob Penny at bobpenny1253@gmail.com or 360-927-5702.

    • Saturday, September 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register
    Samu - Zen work - is a key part of the Zen Buddhist practice tradition. Harmonizing body and mind we sweep, repair, and tend the temple.

    Please join the Red Cedar Zen Sangha for a joyful full morning of working together on all of the 1st Saturdays of the month from April through October (except in June this year as we swapped weeks with BIMS)

    Feel free to bring your ideas and sangha projects, including training, some tools, a little food to share for either breakfast or lunch, but most importantly: just bring yourself.

    Saturday morning Zen + Work Day Schedule:
    6am-7:40am zazen, kinhin, zazen, kinhin, zazen
    7:40am service & soji
    8:25am breakfast - oatmeal plus potluck
    9:00am Work Begins
    Noon Service
    12:10pm Potluck Lunch - sangha soup plus potluck
    1:00pm Close

    2018 Work Days 
    Saturday April 6th
    Saturday May 4th
    Saturday June 8th (Samish pack-up)
    Saturday July 6th
    Saturday August 3rd
    Saturday September 7th
    Saturday October 5th

    Please do a quick RSVP with the registration system (no charges) and there's a comment box in the RSVP to suggest any work projects you'd like to do or other notes.

    ‘When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.’ ~ Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

    • Sunday, September 29, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hawk Meadow Farm, 1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register

    Join us at Hidden Mountain Zendo at Hawk Meadow, for monthly mornings of practice on the last Sunday monthly.

    We'll enjoy sitting and walking meditation in this peaceful yurt Zendo in the largest clearing in several hundred acres of woodlands and the source of four watersheds.

    Dana donations to support the space are welcome. Please RSVP to register.  

    About Hidden Mountain Zendo: The space is available to groups, or for personal retreat. Hidden Mountain Zendo is a 24’ yurt, with full kitchen and bath (composting toilet), and formal zendo seating for up to 12, with the ability for overnight group programing with tent camping or zendo floor sleeping. Contact Bob if you're interested in scheduling a program at Hidden Mountain.

    Please direct inquiries for use of the space to Bob Penny at bobpenny1253@gmail.com or 360-927-5702.

    • Saturday, October 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register
    Samu - Zen work - is a key part of the Zen Buddhist practice tradition. Harmonizing body and mind we sweep, repair, and tend the temple.

    Please join the Red Cedar Zen Sangha for a joyful full morning of working together on all of the 1st Saturdays of the month from April through October (except in June this year as we swapped weeks with BIMS)

    Feel free to bring your ideas and sangha projects, including training, some tools, a little food to share for either breakfast or lunch, but most importantly: just bring yourself.

    Saturday morning Zen + Work Day Schedule:
    6am-7:40am zazen, kinhin, zazen, kinhin, zazen
    7:40am service & soji
    8:25am breakfast - oatmeal plus potluck
    9:00am Work Begins
    Noon Service
    12:10pm Potluck Lunch - sangha soup plus potluck
    1:00pm Close

    2018 Work Days 
    Saturday April 6th
    Saturday May 4th
    Saturday June 8th (Samish pack-up)
    Saturday July 6th
    Saturday August 3rd
    Saturday September 7th
    Saturday October 5th

    Please do a quick RSVP with the registration system (no charges) and there's a comment box in the RSVP to suggest any work projects you'd like to do or other notes.

    ‘When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.’ ~ Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

    • Sunday, October 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hawk Meadow Farm, 1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register

    Join us at Hidden Mountain Zendo at Hawk Meadow for the last Sunday practice of the year followed by a Harvest Potluck lunch.

    Please bring a potluck offering that represents the harvest: home grown or locally produced.


    Dana donations to support the space are welcome. Please RSVP to register.  

    About Hidden Mountain Zendo: The space is available to groups, or for personal retreat. Hidden Mountain Zendo is a 24’ yurt, with full kitchen and bath (composting toilet), and formal zendo seating for up to 12, with the ability for overnight group programing with tent camping or zendo floor sleeping. Contact Bob if you're interested in scheduling a program at Hidden Mountain.

    Please direct inquiries for use of the space to Bob Penny at bobpenny1253@gmail.com or 360-927-5702.

Past events

Sunday, March 17, 2019 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice in March
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Annual Sangha Meeting with the Board
Saturday, March 09, 2019 Hills and Streams Hike (Lost Lake Falls)
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 Practice Period Closing Circle
Sunday, March 03, 2019 Shuso's Dharma Inquiry Ceremony
Thursday, February 28, 2019 Public Dharma Talks: Nomon Tim Burnett, Ryushin Andrea Thach and Shin-yu Scott Allen
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Practice Period Closing Sesshin
Sunday, February 24, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: February
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Parinirvana Ceremony
Monday, February 04, 2019 Introduction to Zen Meditation
Saturday, February 02, 2019 Shuso's Way Seeking Mind Talk.
Saturday, February 02, 2019 Practice Period Opening Sesshin
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Continuing our Maturity (Shuso's Class)
Sunday, January 20, 2019 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice in January
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Practice Period Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Winter Practice Period 2019 - overview & registration
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2019 Winter Practice Period - Key Dates
Saturday, January 05, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Star Gazing
Monday, December 31, 2018 New Year's Eve Zen Ceremony
Saturday, December 08, 2018 Buddha's Enlightenment: Night Sit, Morning Ceremony
Thursday, December 06, 2018 Public Dharma Talks by Nomon Tim Burnett and Eko Jeff Kelley
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Rohatsu 2018 - Buddha's Enlightenment retreat
Saturday, December 01, 2018 Better Angels Skills Workshop: How to Talk Across the Political Divide with Revs. Edie Norton & Cara Tanis
Sunday, November 18, 2018 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice in November
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Spirit Settling Ceremony
Saturday, November 03, 2018 Jukai Sesshin and Ceremony
Sunday, October 28, 2018 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning and Harvest Potluck: October
Friday, October 26, 2018 Sangha Arts Night
Monday, October 22, 2018 Compassion Cultivation Training with Nomon Tim Burnett
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Closing the Mountains Hike
Saturday, October 06, 2018 Sangha Work Day - October 6th
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: September
Saturday, September 29, 2018 Zen Sewing - September 29th
Sunday, September 23, 2018 Jizo Ceremony - Remembering our Children
Sunday, September 23, 2018 Family Promise Volunteer Training
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Journey to the Source - hike to Nooksack Cirque
Saturday, September 15, 2018 Zen Sewing - September 15th
Friday, September 14, 2018 5-Day Sesshin with Seattle Soto Zen
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Wednesday Practice with Special Guest Speaker Edward Brown
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 Circumambulation of Mt. Hood
Sunday, September 02, 2018 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice in September
Saturday, September 01, 2018 Zen Sewing - September 1st
Saturday, September 01, 2018 Sangha Work Day - September 1st
Sunday, August 26, 2018 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: August
Sunday, August 19, 2018 Sunday Simple Sit: The Compassion of No-Self and Impermanence
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Family Promise Volunteer Training
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Mountains and Rivers Hiking Retreat
Saturday, August 04, 2018 Zen Sewing - August 4th
Saturday, August 04, 2018 Meditation in the Old Growth
Monday, July 30, 2018 Samish Work Sesshin Dharma Talks
Sunday, July 29, 2018 The One Who's Not Busy, Samish Island Work Sesshin with Nomon Tim Burnett
Sunday, July 29, 2018 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: July
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Jizo Ceremony - Remembering our Children (to be rescheduled)
Saturday, July 14, 2018 Opening the Mountains Hike
Saturday, July 07, 2018 Sangha Work Day - July 7th
Monday, July 02, 2018 The Teachings of Suzuki Roshi
Sunday, June 24, 2018 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: June
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Samish Sangha Clean Up 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018 Samish Island Dharma Talks 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018 Samish Island Sesshin 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018 SeaTac to Samish Island Airporter Shuttle for 2018 Summer Sesshin
Sunday, June 03, 2018 Sunday Simple Sit
Saturday, June 02, 2018 Sangha Work Day - June 2nd
Sunday, May 27, 2018 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: May
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Dharma Songs with "Urban Monk" Marc Anderson
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Hidden Mountain Spring Retreat
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Hidden Mountain Zendo Work Party/Ceremony/Potluck
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice in May
Saturday, May 05, 2018 Sangha Work Day - May 5th
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: April
Saturday, April 21, 2018 The Way of Flowers
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Mt. Erie Hiking Meditation
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Zen Precepts Study Group
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Sangha Work Day - April 7th
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Buddha's Birthday - Potluck Dinner, Meditation, and Ceremony
Friday, March 30, 2018 Zen Sewing Retreat
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 “A-I-U-E-O” Pronouncing Japanese!
Sunday, March 25, 2018 Hills and Streams Hike (Lost Lake Falls)
Sunday, March 25, 2018 CANCELLED: Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: March
Sunday, March 18, 2018 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Annual Sangha Meeting with the Board
Friday, March 16, 2018 Zen Calligraphy Practice Group
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 Practice Period Closing Circle
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 Namu Kie Butsu: Learning the Zen Sewing Stitch
Sunday, March 04, 2018 Shuso's Dharma Inquiry Ceremony
Friday, March 02, 2018 Public Dharma Talks: Zoketsu Norman Fischer, Nomon Tim Burnett, and Nōgen Connie Martin
Sunday, February 25, 2018 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: February
Saturday, February 17, 2018 Samish Clean Up Day
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Mid-Practice Period Check-in & Parinirvana Ceremony
Monday, February 05, 2018 Introduction to Zen Meditation
Saturday, February 03, 2018 Shuso's Way Seeking Mind Talk.
Saturday, February 03, 2018 Practice Period Opening Sesshin
Sunday, January 28, 2018 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Mornings
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 The Dharma of Anger (Shuso's Class)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Practice Period Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Winter Practice Period 2018 - overview & registration
Sunday, January 07, 2018 Zazenkai: CANCELED due to schedule conflict
Sunday, December 31, 2017 New Year's Eve Zen Ceremony
Saturday, December 09, 2017 Buddha's Enlightenment: Night Sit, Morning Ceremony
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Public Dharma Talks by Nomon Tim Burnett and Eko Jeff Kelley
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Rohatsu 2017 - Buddha's Enlightenment retreat
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Dharma Talk with Koshin Cain
Sunday, November 19, 2017 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Public Dharma Talk by Nomon Tim Burnett
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Jukai Day Retreat and Ceremony
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 Spirit Settling Ceremony
Monday, October 23, 2017 History of Buddhism: Dōgen in Context
Sunday, October 22, 2017 CANCELLED: Sunday Simple Sit
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Mornings
Sunday, October 15, 2017 On the Vimalakirti Sutra
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Closing the Mountains Hike
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Movie: Walk With Me (instead of usual Red Cedar Wednesday Night)
Saturday, October 07, 2017 Sangha Work Day - October 7th
Friday, October 06, 2017 Sangha Arts Night
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Journey to the Source - hike to Nooksack Cirque
Friday, September 29, 2017 Movie: The Last Dalai Lama
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Mornings
Sunday, September 17, 2017 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice
Friday, September 15, 2017 Five Day Zen Sesshin with Seattle Soto Zen
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 Genjo Koan Study Group
Saturday, September 02, 2017 Sangha Work Day - September 2nd
Friday, September 01, 2017 Sangha Campout on Mount Rainier
Sunday, August 27, 2017 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Mornings
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Mountains and Rivers Hiking Retreat
Sunday, August 13, 2017 Jizo Ceremony - Remembering our Children
Saturday, August 05, 2017 Meditation in the Old Growth
Sunday, July 30, 2017 CANCELED: Sunday Simple Sit
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Mornings
Saturday, July 22, 2017 The Way of Flowers
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Opening the Mountains Hike
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 Summer Dharma Seminar: Encounters with Dogen
Sunday, July 02, 2017 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice
Saturday, July 01, 2017 Sangha Work Day - July 1st
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Samish Sangha Clean Up 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Mornings
Sunday, June 18, 2017 Samish Island Dharma Talks 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017 Samish Island Sesshin 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017 SeaTac to Samish Island Airporter Shuttle for 2017 Summer Sesshin
Friday, June 09, 2017 Hidden Mountain Zendo Opening
Saturday, June 03, 2017 Sangha Work Day - June 3rd
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Awakening in Everyday Life: A Zen Studies Retreat with Nomon Tim Burnett
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Contemplating Nature Workshop
Saturday, May 06, 2017 Sangha Work Day - May 6th
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Norman Fischer Poetry Reading
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Guiding Teacher Installation Ceremony with Zoketsu Norman Fischer and Nomon Tim Burnett
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Guiding Teacher Stepping Down Ceremony with Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Mt. Erie Hiking Meditation
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Buddha's Birthday - Potluck Dinner, Meditation, and Ceremony
Monday, April 03, 2017 A Conversation About Death and Dying
Saturday, April 01, 2017 Sangha Work Day - April 1st
Sunday, March 26, 2017 Sangha Mentors Program - April through September 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice
Friday, March 10, 2017 Calligraphy Practice Group
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Practice Period Closing Circle
Sunday, March 05, 2017 Shuso's Dharma Inquiry Ceremony
Friday, March 03, 2017 Public Dharma Talks: Zoketsu Norman Fischer, Nomon Tim Burnett, and Ryushin Kate McKenna
Thursday, March 02, 2017 Three Day Sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer & Nomon Tim Burnett
Saturday, February 25, 2017 Blanchard Mountain Meditation Hike and Meeting
Monday, February 13, 2017 Introduction to Zen Meditation
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Mid-Practice Period Check-in & Parinirvana Ceremony
Sunday, February 05, 2017 Zazen in Uncertain Times: Sitting with the Fire - Simple Sit with Chris Burkhart
Saturday, February 04, 2017 Annual Sangha Meeting with the Board
Sunday, January 22, 2017 Shuso's Way Seeking Mind Talk.
Sunday, January 22, 2017 Practice Period Opening Sesshin
Saturday, January 21, 2017 Women's March on Bellingham
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Intimacy at the Heart of Conflict (Shuso's Class)
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Practice Period Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Winter Practice Period 2017 - overview & registration
Saturday, January 07, 2017 Sangha Work Day
Sunday, January 01, 2017 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice
Saturday, December 31, 2016 New Year's Eve Zen Ceremony
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Saturday Morning Practice with Breakfast
Saturday, December 03, 2016 Buddha's Enlightenment: Night Sit, Morning Ceremony
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Public Dharma Talks by Nomon Tim Burnett and Eko Jeff Kelley
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Rohatsu 2016 - Buddha's Enlightenment retreat
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Election Day Sits
Monday, November 07, 2016 Let Love Be Our Legacy Interfaith Banner Display and Community Gathering
Saturday, October 29, 2016 Jukai Day Retreat and Ceremony
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Inter-Sangha Work Party
Sunday, October 16, 2016 Sunday Simple Sit with Chris Burkhart
Saturday, October 15, 2016 Sangha Work Day - CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Cultivating the Seven Factors of Enlightenment
Saturday, October 08, 2016 Closing the Mountains Hike
Saturday, October 01, 2016 Understanding Consciousness: A Zen Studies Retreat with Nomon Tim Burnett
Saturday, September 24, 2016 CANCELED: Journey to the Source - hike to Nooksack Cirque
Friday, September 16, 2016 Five Day Zen Sesshin with Seattle Soto Zen
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Circumambulation of Mount Adams - Journey into Wildness
Sunday, September 04, 2016 Sunday Simple Sit with Chris Burkhart: Paramitas of Meditation and Wisdom
Saturday, September 03, 2016 Sangha Work Day
Monday, August 15, 2016 Zazen in the Cedar Grove
Monday, August 15, 2016 Mountains and Rivers Hiking Retreat
Sunday, August 07, 2016 Sunday Simple Sit with Chris Burkhart
Saturday, August 06, 2016 Meditation in the Old Growth
Friday, August 05, 2016 Calligraphy Practice Group
Sunday, July 17, 2016 Sunday Simple Sit with Chris Burkhart
Saturday, July 16, 2016 Opening the Mountains Hike
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 Summer Dharma Seminar: Our Embodied Life
Saturday, July 02, 2016 Sangha Work Day
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Samish Sangha Clean Up
Saturday, June 18, 2016 Samish Island Dharma Talks 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016 Samish Island Sesshin 2016
Saturday, June 04, 2016 Sangha Work Day
Friday, May 20, 2016 Skagit Poetry Festival with Norman Fischer
Saturday, April 30, 2016 Gentle Zen Retreat
Sunday, April 03, 2016 Mt. Erie Hiking Meditation
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Sangha Work Day
Sunday, March 13, 2016 Norman Fischer Reading at Village Books
Sunday, March 13, 2016 Norman Fischer reading at Village Books
Sunday, March 13, 2016 Practice Period Closing Ceremony
Friday, March 11, 2016 Public Dharma Talks: Zoketsu Norman Fischer & Nomon Tim Burnett
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Three Day Sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer & Nomon Tim Burnett
Monday, March 07, 2016 Zen Precepts Study Group
Friday, March 04, 2016 Principles of Buddhism with Ruth Ozeki and Tim Burnett - Whatcom READS!
Friday, March 04, 2016 Introduction to Buddhist Meditation with Ruth Ozeki and Tim Burnett - Whatcom READS!
Friday, February 26, 2016 Buddhism in Bellingham panel - Whatcom READS!
Sunday, February 21, 2016 Sunday Simple Sit: Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Mid-Practice Period Check-in & Parinirvana Ceremony
Monday, February 08, 2016 Introduction to Zen Meditation Practice
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Zen Pioneers Study Group
Saturday, January 30, 2016 Practice Period Opening Sesshin
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Practice Period Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Winter Practice Period 2016 - overview & registration
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Annual Sangha Meeting with the Board
Sunday, January 17, 2016 Sunday Simple Sit
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Tim's 50th Birthday
Saturday, January 02, 2016 Sangha Work Day
Thursday, December 31, 2015 New Year's Ceremony
Saturday, December 05, 2015 Buddha's Enlightenment: Night Sit, Morning Ceremony
Saturday, December 05, 2015 Public Dharma Talk by Eko Jeff Kelley
Friday, December 04, 2015 Public Dharma Talk by Nomon Tim Burnett
Thursday, December 03, 2015 Rohatsu - Buddha's Enlightenment retreat
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Visiting Dharma Talk with Eko Jeff Kelley
Saturday, October 31, 2015 A Day of Compassion with Nomon Tim Burnett
Thursday, October 29, 2015 Jukai Ceremony
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Stories of Awakening with Anita Feng
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Closing the Mountains Hike
Friday, September 18, 2015 Four Day Zen Sesshin with Seattle Soto Zen
Thursday, August 13, 2015 Mountains and Rivers Hiking Retreat
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Meditation in the Old Growth
Saturday, July 11, 2015 Opening the Mountains Hike
Sunday, June 28, 2015 Samish Sangha Clean Up
Saturday, June 20, 2015 Samish Dharma Talks
Saturday, June 20, 2015 Gentle Zen Retreat
Friday, June 19, 2015 Samish Island Sesshin
Saturday, June 06, 2015 Sangha Work Party
Saturday, April 11, 2015 Sangha Work Party
Sunday, April 05, 2015 Mt. Erie Hiking Meditation
Sunday, April 05, 2015 Circumambulation of Mount Erie
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Buddha's Birthday
Friday, June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting