Red Cedar Zen Community, 1021 N Forest, Bellingham Washington

Events

Upcoming events

    • 31 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham WA 98225
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    Come join us in ringing in the New Year with 108 rings on the bell, a fire/purification ceremony, meditation and chanting. Bring forward your intentions for what to let go of in your life, and enjoy an evening with sangha in ritual and connection. 

    Come a little early to get settled - this is our most popular event of the year.

    Schedule:
    7:00pm Zazen (sitting meditation)
    7:40pm Kinhin (walking meditaion)
    7:50pm break / set up / explanation
    8:00pm New Year's Ceremony
    Approx 10:00pm close with snacks and tea outside around the fire

    We'll also be burning any name cards from the altar of people who've died in the last year. If you have any of these from your home altar you are invited to bring them.

    Donations to support Red Cedar Dharma Hall of any amount are welcome.

    • 07 Jan 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
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    Join us in this rare opportunity to spend the morning doing nothing but zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), and bowing.  

    We will maintain silence throughout, with the exception of bells to mark meditation periods, and chanting the Refuges aloud when we end. ​

    The zazenkai will be led by Ryushin Andrea Thach andrea.thach@gmail.com.  Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions.

    If you are planning to come and this will be your first time, please contact Andrea for orientation. Those materials will also be posted the week of the Zazenkai.

    No registration fee, please consider bringing a dana donation for the teacher.

    Schedule: Zazen beings at 8:00am, the day concludes with Refuges at 12:30pm.

    ZAZENKAI SILENT HALF-DAY SESSHIN SCHEDULE
    8:00  zazen (with Robe Chant silently to ourselves)
    8:40   kinhin
    8:50   zazen
    9:30   kinhin
    9:40   zazen
    10:20  fast kinhin
    10:35  bathroom or water break
    10:40  zazen
    11:30   kinhin
    11:40   zazen
    12:20  9 bows together, then continue at own pace, end signaled by bell
    12:30 chant refuges to close.

    Notes:
    There will be a 10 minute period of bowing at your own pace prior to the refuges, and we will have one period of fast kinhin. Both of these activities can be adapted to harmonize with individual needs and abilities. 

    • 17 Jan 2018
    • 07 Mar 2018
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall
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    Overview and main sign up for participating in the 2018 Winter Practice Period 

    Practice Period is a time in which Zen students practice intensively together. Historically, practice period started with the rains retreats of the early Buddhist monks and nuns when they could not travel due to heavy rains. During that time they settled down for more intensive practice. Annual practice periods have been an essential part of Zen practice for a thousand years and and important part of Red Cedar Zen for 20 years.

    Although we don't live in monasteries, each winter in the spirit of those in monastic practice, we settle our busy lives in order to intensify our practice. We bring our mindfulness and Dharma practice to the foreground of our lives more than usual.

    In the center of the mandala of Practice Period is a our head student, or shuso, who serves as the center of the sangha wheel giving classes, Dharma talks, and meets privately with practice period students over tea. This year's shuso is Nōgen Connie Martin.

    We will also be guided this year by the theme by Kate with Tim's support: "The Dharma of Anger". We'll be explore how Zen practice supports us in being able to stay present and be skillful with this powerful and often challenging emotion.

    Connie will lead us in a weekly Wednesday evening 6pm class The Dharma of Anger (Shuso's Class) Please register for this course. Like all RCZC classes there is no charge for members. The invitation to attend all seven meetings (6 Wednesday meetings from Jan. 24 to Feb 28. starting promptly at 6pm plus a Saturday Feb 17th meeting from 10:00am to Noon).

    Practice Period Participants are warmly invited to have tea with Shuso Connie to discuss practice and get to know each other more deeply. Please contact her Benji (assistant) Bernadette Prinster (contact info at the Sangha Directory, members only and you must be logged in) and also look for a sign up sheet in the lobby to be available later.

    Note that during Practice Period the 7pm-9pm schedule will include three periods of zazen meditation and more opportunities than usual for dokusan with Tim, dokusan with Andrea, and practice discussion with the other teachers.

    Eight weeks go by quickly. To help stay connected to practice period we recommend that you choose to work with a practice period partner. We can help you find one. Someone you get together with or call regularly during practice period to discuss how it's going with your intentions and practice. When you sign up please let us know if you'd like help finding a practice partner.

    We start with an opening ceremony on Wednesday January 17th, 7pm - 9pm, at the Dharma Hall which includes a powerful entering ceremony for Connie and the opportunity to verbally share you practice and life intentions during Practice Period.

    There is an opening 1-day sesshin Practice Period Opening Sesshin on Saturday February 3rd, which requires pre-registration to sit the day. Connie will give her first formal Dharma Talk at 10:30am that morning - the topic is her Way Seeking Mind (practice autobiography). All are warmly invited to attend her talk even if you can't sit the full day.

    The practice period closes in with three events in sequence:

    (1) The Three Day Sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer & Nomon Tim Burnett from the evening of Thursday March 1st - afternoon of Sunday March 4th. which is almost certain to fill. Sign up early.

    (2) This sesshin concludes with an important event which is also open to all in the practice period: Shuso's Dharma Inquiry Ceremony at 11am on Sunday March 4th.

    (3) A final closing circle will be held Practice Period Closing Circle on Wednesday evening March 7th.

    Additional events include:

    Our annual Introduction to Zen Meditation class. A wonderful 4-week class on Monday evenings in February. Great for those brand new to Zen and those who've been exploring for a while.

    The Mid-Practice Period Check-in & Parinirvana Ceremony on Wednesday evening February 14th - a great evening to touch in with each other on how we're doing with our Practice Periods.

    For most participants it's also a time to practice more at home, to study, or to take on a special focus in their practice lives.

    Please use the registration system to state your intentions in writing. There will also be an opportunity to say something about your intentions for practice period at the opening ceremony on January 17th. 

     Please tell us in the form if you are participating at a distance and would like to be assigned a practice leader who will check in with you during practice period. Also let us know if you would like help finding a practice partner to stay in touch with.

    And please consider renewing or expanding your commitment to our regular practice times during Winter Practice Period:

    Wednesday Night Practice 7pm - 9pm - is especially important during practice period. During this time we offer three periods of zazen with walking meditation in between. A weekly opportunity for a deep immersion in silence. Dokusan with Nomon Tim Burnett and private meetings with the other teachers will be available.

    Noon Practice Noon-1pm. Consider if you are able to arrange your schedule to attend our increasingly popular sit from noon to 1pm on Fridays.

    Saturday Morning Practice 6am - 8:30am. Deep quiet, 3 periods of meditation, and the full morning service which is seen as a central and important ritual in Soto Zen.

    To sign up for practice period:

    Fill out the registration form to sign up for practice period, stating your intentions and if you are interested in distance participation. Click Register on the left to begin the process. Note that separate registration is required for the two retreats and the class.

    A note on fees: there is no overall fee for joining. Classes are no-fee for Red Cedar members but require registration. There is a modest fee for retreats. Participants are always encouraged to make donations to the sangha or the teachers they work with as their means allow.

    • 17 Jan 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225

    An important sangha evening with meditation and ceremony to open our annual 8-week Winter Practice Period. 

    Support our Shuso (head student) Connie Martin as she is invited by Nomon Tim Burnett to be our shuso.

    All practice period students are invited to state their intentions.

    Registration: please use the online Practice Period Overall registration to describe your intentions for practice period.

    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 28 Feb 2018
    • 6:50 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA
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    The Shuso's Practice Period Class

    [Updated class description coming soon, this is a place holder for the dates -Tim]
    It seems, recently, that our nation has turned itself upside down. The recent election cycle and political events have shaken us up and exposed an extremely divided and angry underbelly.  Anger can destroy us when we lash out, and it can destroy us when we bury it. 

    Please join Shuso Nōgen Connie Martin in examining the Dharma of Anger.

    Schedule: 6 Wednesday evening sessions starting promptly at 6pm January 24- February 28th plus an extended session on Saturday February 17th from 10am to Noon.

    Registration Required (not drop-in) - no charge for Red Cedar members.

    For more information about Practice Period: Winter Practice Period 2018 - overview & registration.

    • 03 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
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    One Day Sesshin with Nomon Tim Burnett and Shuso Nōgen Connie Martin

    After our Opening Ceremony (Wednesday January 17th) and beginning the Shuso's Class (January 21st & 28th), Practice Period continues to open with a one day formal Zen Sesshin which will include Shuso Connie Martin's Wayseeking Mind Dharma talk at 10:30am.

    The practice of sesshin is a powerful opportunity - watching the sun rise in the morning and set in the evening from your seat in the zendo. The day includes alternating sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma Talk, optional private meetings with the teacher, formal oryoki meals, breaks, and afternoon tea.

    Schedule: 6am - 9pm full-day sesshin schedule with oryoki breakfast and lunch. Ended before dinner as we had to move it to Sunday. 

    Options: unable to attend the full day? Join us for just the Shuso's Dharma Talk at 10:30am. 

    If you are attending the sesshin plan on committing to the full schedule (modified schedules with extra rest due to physical need can be arranged with the Ino). 

    For more information about Practice Period see: Winter Practice Period 2018 - overview & registration

    • 03 Feb 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham WA 98225

    Join us for the Shuso's first Formal Dharma Talk as we being our Practice Period.

    Join us as Shuso Nōgen Connie Martin shares the story of her life in practice. This first formal Dharma Talk is a part of the Practice Period Opening Sesshin.

    Everyone in the Winter Practice Period is warmly encouraged to attend whether you are able to sit the sesshin or not.



    • 05 Feb 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 26 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham WA 98225
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    A 4 week class on Monday evenings

    This class is designed for those who are curious about Zen meditation as well as those who are already meditating and want to learn more.

    The class will cover instruction in sitting and walking meditation, information about Buddhism and Zen practice, and integrating meditation practice into daily life. There will be small and large group discussion and meditation and mindfulness exercises outside of class.

    The class will be taught by Ryushin Kate McKenna and Seishu John Wiley,  longtime senior students of the Red Cedar Zen Community. See our teachers page for more information about John and Kate.

    We ask participants to make a commitment to attend at least  3 of the 4 sessions.  To register for the class please click the Register button on the left. 

    When: Mondays 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Feb. 5th - 26th  Registration required. No charge for Red Cedar Zen members.

    • 14 Feb 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225

    On this middle Wednesday evening of the Practice Period we will have time to discuss our practice so far and also celebrate the Buddha's Parinirvana.

    Evening's Schedule
    (6pm Shuso's Class)
    7pm Zazen
    7:40pm kinhin
    7:50pm Sangha Discussion with tea
    8:40pm Parinirvana Ceremony
    9:00pm close

    For more info on Practice Period and to register please see Winter Practice Period 2018 - overview & registration.

    • 01 Mar 2018
    • 04 Mar 2018
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
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    3-day sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer, Nomon Tim Burnett, and Shuso Nōgen Connie Martin.

    The practice of sesshin is a powerful opportunity - watching the sun rise in the morning and set in the evening from your seat in the zendo. The day includes alternating sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma Talk, optional private meetings with the teacher, formal oryoki meals, breaks, and afternoon tea.

    The retreat closes with the Shuso's Dharma Inquiry Ceremony on Sunday at 11am. All in the practice period are invited to this ceremony.

    Schedule: Thursday 7pm - 9pm, Friday 6am - 9pm
    Saturday 6am - 9pm, Sunday 6am - 3pm

    Meals: oryoki breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Attendance: Initially only Full Time attendance is offered. You must be able to attend the entire sesshin (extra rest breaks for modified schedules are okay) including Thursday night, all day Friday, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning to register at this time. A part time option made available on February 1st if there is still room.

    Other Options: you may come to the Dharma Talks Friday and Saturday at 10:30am and 2:30pm; please come to the Shuso Ceremony on Sunday at 11am.

    Close of the Sesshin: The shuso ceremony is followed by lunch and work period with all leaving the Dharma Hall by 3pm. Those traveling from afar will be able to leave at about 2:00pm if needed to make connections to get home.

    Oryoki: sets available to borrow ($10 donation) and purchase ($50) and oryoki instruction will be provided during the retreat, and is available at other times in practice period by request.

    Housing: We will try to assist with housing for out of town retreatants, however we often have a large number of requests.  Be sure to register soon and indicate in your registration that you need housing. There is no need to contact the registrar separately to request housing, it is built into the registration process.

    For more information about the Winter Practice period and to register for Practice Period in addition to the sesshin see: Winter Practice Period 2018 - overview & registration

    • 02 Mar 2018
    • 03 Mar 2018
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
         
    As part of the March Sesshin, the Dharma Talks on Friday and Saturday morning are open to visitors.

    Friday March 2nd
    10:30am  Zoketsu Norman Fischer
      2:30pm  Nōgen Connie Martin

    Saturday March 4th
    10:30am  Zoketsu Norman Fischer  
      2:30pm  Nomon Tim Burnett

    The morning talk starts at 10:40am and the afternoon talk at 2:40pm, please arrive 10 minutes early and wait in the lobby for the Ino to invite you in. Kindly remember that you are joining a silent meditation retreat.

    No pre-registration needed. All are warmly invited.

    For information on registering for the 3-day sesshin these talks are a part of please see Three Day Sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer & Nomon Tim Burnett. For information on practice period see Winter Practice Period 2018 - overview & registration.


    • 04 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham WA 98225

    An important ceremony for the Shuso's training and part of the culmination of Practice Period.

    Join us with a question from the heart to share with Shuso Nōgen Connie Martin at the Hossinshiki ceremony which also concludes the Three Day Sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer & Nomon Tim Burnett.

    Everyone in the Winter Practice Period is warmly encouraged to attend whether you are able to sit the sesshin or not.

    The ceremony is a heart-to-heart encounter between each Practice Period student and the shuso. Together we bring up the Dharma in this important empowerment ritual for the shuso and the sangha.

    • 07 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Our final closing event of Pratice Period

    After the festivities the previous weekend with the Three Day Sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer & Nomon Tim Burnett and the important Shuso's Dharma Inquiry Ceremony we will gather one last time on Wednesday evening to sit in circle and close the 2018 Winter Practice Period and thank Shuso Nōgen Connie Martin for her leadership and service.

    Evening's Schedule
    7pm Zazen
    7:40pm kinhin
    7:50pm Closing Ceremony and Sangha Discussion
    9:00pm Refuges & close


    • 15 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Samish Island Campground, 11565 Scott Rd Bow WA 98232
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    Registration will open soon. Pricing is under review and may need to increase slightly.

    Note for travelers: airporter shuttle service will be available; register separately for the SeaTac to Samish Island Airporter Shuttle event. 

    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.

    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 appropriate to those who have sat sesshin with us before only. We are unable to offer other attendance choices due to the size of the sesshin. 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

    While less demanding than some Zen sesshin, 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 other attendance options other than the three listed above can be accommodated. Retreatants coming and going at other times increases the organizational work for our volunteers considerably and can disrupt the sesshin experience for the community.
    • 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:

    Most 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.

    Housing is provided with three options:

    E-Cabins are recently built multi-room cabins with a bath shared with one other room:

    Full Retreat only, room alone: $740 - $840 sliding scale

    Full Retreat, room shared: $590 - $690

    Half Retreat, room shared $355 - $395

     e-Cabin Exterior

     e-Cabin Interior

    Rustic Cabins - simple plywood cabins built in the 1950's. Camp style bathrooms in a separate building.

     Rustic Cabin, exterior

     Rustic cabin, interior

    Rustic Cabins Full Retreat: $575 - $675 sliding scale

    Rustic Cabins Half of retreat: $345 - $395 sliding scale

    Tent - 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

    • March 6 - Registration Opens. 25% deposit due with registration.
    • May 16 - Last day to cancel with full refund.
    • June 1 - Payment due in full. Registration Closes. Last day to cancel with partial refund.
    See also the Red Cedar Cancellation Policy

    Scholarships

    Scholarships are available for one quarter of retreat costs. If funds allow, a second grant of another quarter might be possible (to a total of half of sesshin cost). Please apply with an email request to the registrar as soon as possible and no later than May 27th. We typically do two rounds of funding for scholarships depending on demand. Earlier requests help us to assess need.

    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.

    11565 Scott Rd, Bow, WA 98232
    Map and Directions

    Registration is also available for the SeaTac to Samish Island Airporter Shuttle

Past events

09 Dec 2017 Buddha's Enlightenment: Night Sit, Morning Ceremony
07 Dec 2017 Public Dharma Talks by Nomon Tim Burnett and Eko Jeff Kelley
06 Dec 2017 Rohatsu 2017 - Buddha's Enlightenment retreat
29 Nov 2017 Dharma Talk with Koshin Cain
19 Nov 2017 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice
04 Nov 2017 Public Dharma Talk by Nomon Tim Burnett
04 Nov 2017 Jukai Day Retreat and Ceremony
01 Nov 2017 Spirit Settling Ceremony
23 Oct 2017 History of Buddhism: Dōgen in Context
22 Oct 2017 CANCELLED: Sunday Simple Sit
22 Oct 2017 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Mornings
15 Oct 2017 On the Vimalakirti Sutra
14 Oct 2017 Closing the Mountains Hike
11 Oct 2017 Movie: Walk With Me (instead of usual Red Cedar Wednesday Night)
07 Oct 2017 Sangha Work Day - October 7th
06 Oct 2017 Sangha Arts Night
30 Sep 2017 Journey to the Source - hike to Nooksack Cirque
29 Sep 2017 Movie: The Last Dalai Lama
24 Sep 2017 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Mornings
17 Sep 2017 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice
15 Sep 2017 Five Day Zen Sesshin with Seattle Soto Zen
06 Sep 2017 Genjo Koan Study Group
02 Sep 2017 Sangha Work Day - September 2nd
01 Sep 2017 Sangha Campout on Mount Rainier
27 Aug 2017 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Mornings
16 Aug 2017 Mountains and Rivers Hiking Retreat
13 Aug 2017 Jizo Ceremony - Remembering our Children
05 Aug 2017 Meditation in the Old Growth
30 Jul 2017 CANCELED: Sunday Simple Sit
23 Jul 2017 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Mornings
22 Jul 2017 The Way of Flowers
15 Jul 2017 Opening the Mountains Hike
05 Jul 2017 Summer Dharma Seminar: Encounters with Dogen
02 Jul 2017 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice
01 Jul 2017 Sangha Work Day - July 1st
25 Jun 2017 Samish Sangha Clean Up 2017
25 Jun 2017 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Mornings
18 Jun 2017 Samish Island Dharma Talks 2017
16 Jun 2017 Samish Island Sesshin 2017
16 Jun 2017 SeaTac to Samish Island Airporter Shuttle for 2017 Summer Sesshin
09 Jun 2017 Hidden Mountain Zendo Opening
03 Jun 2017 Sangha Work Day - June 3rd
20 May 2017 Awakening in Everyday Life: A Zen Studies Retreat with Nomon Tim Burnett
13 May 2017 Contemplating Nature Workshop
06 May 2017 Sangha Work Day - May 6th
30 Apr 2017 Norman Fischer Poetry Reading
30 Apr 2017 Guiding Teacher Installation Ceremony with Zoketsu Norman Fischer and Nomon Tim Burnett
29 Apr 2017 Guiding Teacher Stepping Down Ceremony with Zoketsu Norman Fischer
20 Apr 2017 Mt. Erie Hiking Meditation
12 Apr 2017 Buddha's Birthday - Potluck Dinner, Meditation, and Ceremony
03 Apr 2017 A Conversation About Death and Dying
01 Apr 2017 Sangha Work Day - April 1st
26 Mar 2017 Sangha Mentors Program - April through September 2017
19 Mar 2017 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice
10 Mar 2017 Calligraphy Practice Group
08 Mar 2017 Practice Period Closing Circle
05 Mar 2017 Shuso's Dharma Inquiry Ceremony
03 Mar 2017 Public Dharma Talks: Zoketsu Norman Fischer, Nomon Tim Burnett, and Ryushin Kate McKenna
02 Mar 2017 Three Day Sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer & Nomon Tim Burnett
25 Feb 2017 Blanchard Mountain Meditation Hike and Meeting
13 Feb 2017 Introduction to Zen Meditation
08 Feb 2017 Mid-Practice Period Check-in & Parinirvana Ceremony
05 Feb 2017 Zazen in Uncertain Times: Sitting with the Fire - Simple Sit with Chris Burkhart
04 Feb 2017 Annual Sangha Meeting with the Board
22 Jan 2017 Shuso's Way Seeking Mind Talk.
22 Jan 2017 Practice Period Opening Sesshin
21 Jan 2017 Women's March on Bellingham
18 Jan 2017 Intimacy at the Heart of Conflict (Shuso's Class)
11 Jan 2017 Practice Period Opening Ceremony
11 Jan 2017 Winter Practice Period 2017 - overview & registration
07 Jan 2017 Sangha Work Day
01 Jan 2017 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice
31 Dec 2016 New Year's Eve Zen Ceremony
17 Dec 2016 Saturday Morning Practice with Breakfast
03 Dec 2016 Buddha's Enlightenment: Night Sit, Morning Ceremony
01 Dec 2016 Public Dharma Talks by Nomon Tim Burnett and Eko Jeff Kelley
30 Nov 2016 Rohatsu 2016 - Buddha's Enlightenment retreat
08 Nov 2016 Election Day Sits
07 Nov 2016 Let Love Be Our Legacy Interfaith Banner Display and Community Gathering
29 Oct 2016 Jukai Day Retreat and Ceremony
22 Oct 2016 Inter-Sangha Work Party
16 Oct 2016 Sunday Simple Sit with Chris Burkhart
15 Oct 2016 Sangha Work Day - CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
13 Oct 2016 Cultivating the Seven Factors of Enlightenment
08 Oct 2016 Closing the Mountains Hike
01 Oct 2016 Understanding Consciousness: A Zen Studies Retreat with Nomon Tim Burnett
24 Sep 2016 CANCELED: Journey to the Source - hike to Nooksack Cirque
16 Sep 2016 Five Day Zen Sesshin with Seattle Soto Zen
10 Sep 2016 Circumambulation of Mount Adams - Journey into Wildness
04 Sep 2016 Sunday Simple Sit with Chris Burkhart: Paramitas of Meditation and Wisdom
03 Sep 2016 Sangha Work Day
15 Aug 2016 Zazen in the Cedar Grove
15 Aug 2016 Mountains and Rivers Hiking Retreat
07 Aug 2016 Sunday Simple Sit with Chris Burkhart
06 Aug 2016 Meditation in the Old Growth
05 Aug 2016 Calligraphy Practice Group
17 Jul 2016 Sunday Simple Sit with Chris Burkhart
16 Jul 2016 Opening the Mountains Hike
06 Jul 2016 Summer Dharma Seminar: Our Embodied Life
02 Jul 2016 Sangha Work Day
25 Jun 2016 Samish Sangha Clean Up
18 Jun 2016 Samish Island Dharma Talks 2016
17 Jun 2016 Samish Island Sesshin 2016
04 Jun 2016 Sangha Work Day
20 May 2016 Skagit Poetry Festival with Norman Fischer
30 Apr 2016 Gentle Zen Retreat
03 Apr 2016 Mt. Erie Hiking Meditation
02 Apr 2016 Sangha Work Day
13 Mar 2016 Norman Fischer Reading at Village Books
13 Mar 2016 Norman Fischer reading at Village Books
13 Mar 2016 Practice Period Closing Ceremony
11 Mar 2016 Public Dharma Talks: Zoketsu Norman Fischer & Nomon Tim Burnett
10 Mar 2016 Three Day Sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer & Nomon Tim Burnett
07 Mar 2016 Zen Precepts Study Group
04 Mar 2016 Principles of Buddhism with Ruth Ozeki and Tim Burnett - Whatcom READS!
04 Mar 2016 Introduction to Buddhist Meditation with Ruth Ozeki and Tim Burnett - Whatcom READS!
26 Feb 2016 Buddhism in Bellingham panel - Whatcom READS!
21 Feb 2016 Sunday Simple Sit: Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity
17 Feb 2016 Mid-Practice Period Check-in & Parinirvana Ceremony
08 Feb 2016 Introduction to Zen Meditation Practice
03 Feb 2016 Zen Pioneers Study Group
30 Jan 2016 Practice Period Opening Sesshin
27 Jan 2016 Practice Period Opening Ceremony
27 Jan 2016 Winter Practice Period 2016 - overview & registration
20 Jan 2016 Annual Sangha Meeting with the Board
17 Jan 2016 Sunday Simple Sit
16 Jan 2016 Tim's 50th Birthday
02 Jan 2016 Sangha Work Day
31 Dec 2015 New Year's Ceremony
05 Dec 2015 Buddha's Enlightenment: Night Sit, Morning Ceremony
05 Dec 2015 Public Dharma Talk by Eko Jeff Kelley
04 Dec 2015 Public Dharma Talk by Nomon Tim Burnett
03 Dec 2015 Rohatsu - Buddha's Enlightenment retreat
18 Nov 2015 Visiting Dharma Talk with Eko Jeff Kelley
31 Oct 2015 A Day of Compassion with Nomon Tim Burnett
29 Oct 2015 Jukai Ceremony
14 Oct 2015 Stories of Awakening with Anita Feng
26 Sep 2015 Closing the Mountains Hike
18 Sep 2015 Four Day Zen Sesshin with Seattle Soto Zen
13 Aug 2015 Mountains and Rivers Hiking Retreat
01 Aug 2015 Meditation in the Old Growth
11 Jul 2015 Opening the Mountains Hike
28 Jun 2015 Samish Sangha Clean Up
20 Jun 2015 Samish Dharma Talks
20 Jun 2015 Gentle Zen Retreat
19 Jun 2015 Samish Island Sesshin
06 Jun 2015 Sangha Work Party
11 Apr 2015 Sangha Work Party
05 Apr 2015 Mt. Erie Hiking Meditation
05 Apr 2015 Circumambulation of Mount Erie
01 Apr 2015 Buddha's Birthday
01 Jun 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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