Special events, retreats, and classes in addition to our weekly practice on Wednesday evening, Friday at noon, and Saturday morning. See the Weekly Schedule for more information about our weekly Zen meditation meetings.

Upcoming events

    • Monday, November 16, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Monday, December 27, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 76 sessions
    • Virtual Zendo online via Zoom
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    The Red Cedar Zen Community is continuing the weekly "Reading Dogen" study group (using the Tanahashi translation of the Shobo Genzo). Currently we are reading the fascicle Uji. The event is  hosted on zoom by Sangha teacher and Tanto (head of practice) Shudo Chris Burkhart.

    For an hour we will read Dogen and discuss whatever comes up for us. We are using "Treasury of the True Dharma Eye, Zen Master Dogen's Shobo Genzo," edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi as the main translation. There is no need to commit to the series, dropping in is fine. 

    For questions, a copy of the fascicle we are reading at the time, Zoom link or password, please contact Shudo Chris at shudochris@redcedarzen.org . Please register! 

    • Sunday, February 14, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Sunday, December 26, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 45 sessions
    • Online in our Virtual Zoom Zendo
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    Weekly Sunday Morning Program - 10am to Noon

    Join us for our weekly Sunday morning program with meditation, Zen chanting, and a Dharma talk with discussion by Red Cedar Zen and visiting speakers. Whether you are an old hand at this or you are just Zen-curious and know nothing about Zen practice, please come! 

    ABOUT ZEN ALIVE!

    We always ask questions. What is real and what is delusion? Living an examined life can be a pain in the neck. And then, there is the point where Zen practice, community, and our everyday lives meet. Life encountered directly! Before we have time to slap the good or bad label on it, we see it all: beautiful sunrises, bad service, political news, global warming, our fast-paced digital life, love, time with friends, sickness and aging and death... all happening at the same time. Issa said it so well in his haiku: 

    The world of dew
    Is the world of dew.
    And yet, and yet—

    —Kobayashi Issa (1763 - 1828)

    We will explore this intersection of life, this world, and stories of awakening on Sundays during Zen Alive! Local and guest Zen Buddhist teachers will explore awakening, enlightenment, and practice-realization. 

    And, as we said in the beginning: "Living an examined life in some ways is a pain in the neck." Maybe we think everything should be different from how it is, and at other times we believe everything should stay forever exactly like this! And yet, and yet... it changes. Always. Please come to help us explore this theme through the practice of sitting meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), dharma talk, and  conversation.

    UPCOMING SPEAKERS:

    Sunday, February 28: Ninen Susan Elbe, Priest at Mountain Rain Zen, Vancouver BC. Topic: Sandokai.

    Note: no Zen Alive program on March 7th. Practice Period participants are invited to join the Shuso's Dharma Inquiry Ceremony at 11am that morning.

    Sunday, March 14: Nomon Tim Burnett, Guiding Teacher at Red Cedar Zen.  Topic: Living the Awakened Life: Reflections on the Dhammapada.

    Sunday, March 21: Ryushin Kate McKenna, Priest at Red Cedar Zen.

    Sunday, March 28: Shudo Chris Burkhart, Head of Practice at Red Cedar Zen. Topic: Awakening on the Way of the Bodhisattva.

    Sunday, April 4: Nomon Tim Burnett, Guiding Teacher at Red Cedar Zen. 

    Sunday, April 18: Ryushin Andrea Thach, Berkeley Zen Center

    Sunday, April 25: Seishu John Wiley, Lay Entrusted Teacher at Red Cedar Zen 

    Sunday, May 16: Jeong Ji Anita Feng, Blue Heron Zen Community, Seattle. Topic: "What am I? -- Awakening to the Question of Being"

    Sunday, May 23: Hoka Chris Fortin

    The event will be online in our virtual zendo at https://zoom.us/j/5601791305
    Please email registrar@redcedarzen.org to request the password. There is no charge for this event but donations are welcome and if you appreciate Red Cedar Zen we'd be delighted if you became a member. 

    To receive reminders and notices about guest speakers and other Sunday program news please REGISTER for Zen Alive!

    • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online on Zoom
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    How do we experience ourselves and our world? How do we interpret what’s happening and who we are? What motivates us? Where do instinctive reactions come from? Ultimately: where does the mind come from and how does it work?

    For the Wednesday evening Dharma Talks after Practice Period this Spring Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett will focus on the wonderful new summary of neuroscience in the book Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett, and make connections to Buddhist psychology and philosophy.

    You may find it helpful to obtain the Barrett book - it’s not long. 

    Registration is not required - find to drop in - but Nomon Tim will send materials and updates to those who register for this event. 

    Wednesday evening schedule:
    6:50pm han starts
    7:00pm zazen (sitting meditation, dokusan available*)
    7:30pm kinhin (walking meditation)
    7:40pm service (bows and chanting)
    8:00pm talk and discussion
    8:50pm refuge chant
    8:55pm announcements
    9:00pm close

    * Simply let Nomon Tim know by Zoom chat or email ahead if you would like to have a private check in (dokusan) during zazen/kinhin. 

    Note that on the first Wednesdays of each month we’ll hold our Bodhisattva Precepts Ceremony instead of having a talk.

    • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • 8 sessions
    • online
    • 2
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    The Red Cedar Zen Community is offering a monthly study group with Heigaku Talus Latona and Shudo Chris Burkhart supported by Nomon Tim Burnett. This class is 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. If you are interested in receiving Jukai this year, please speak with a teacher before the first meeting. (Note that it’s typical to practice with the sangha for a few years before juaki: see the Going Further page on the website for more).

    SCHEDULE OF COHORT MEETINGS
    (last Tuesdays of the month plus a cohort retreat)

    1. Tuesday, March 30th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - about the precepts, refuge
    2. Tuesday, April 27th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - pure precepts
    3. Tuesday, May 25th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - precepts 1 & 9
    4. Tuesday, June 29th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - precepts 2 & 3
    5. Tuesday, July 27th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - precepts 4 & 5
    6. Tuesday, August 31th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - precepts 6 & 7
    7. Cohort Retreat - Saturday September 18th, 9am - 1pm 
    8. Tuesday, September 28th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - precepts 8 & 10

    ADDITIONAL EVENTS:

    • Zen Sewing Intensive - Saturdays April 3 and April 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon: This is required for members preparing for jukai in November. Jukai students will learn how to sew a rakusu. 

    • Precepts Retreat & Ceremony: Saturday, November 6, 6:00 am - 5:00 pm The ceremony takes place at 3 pm. Jukai students usually invite friends and family.

    Texts Used

    Primary text (required): 
    Being Upright by Reb Anderson, 

    Optional texts: 
    Waking Up to What you Do by 
    Diane Rizzetto
    Mind of Clover by Robert Aitken.

    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 between meetings students will be invited to reflect on how the precept in focus shows up in their life and to respond. This response can 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

    Receiving Jukai is a wonderful step: It 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. At the same time sangha support nourishes the student's practice.

    If you’re interested in in receiving jukai, please request permission from a sangha teacher. Speak either to Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett, Tanto Shudo Chris Burkhart, Lay Teacher John Wiley or to one of our Mentors who have been shuso: Edie Norton, Talus Latona, Bob Penny, or Kate McKenna.

    Jukai preparation also includes practice interviews. In addition to attending the Precept Study Group and receiving permission from a sangha teacher, you will also be meeting individually with a sangha teacher to discuss your process of engaging with the precepts privately in Practice Discussion or Dokusan.

    Jukai is not required or expected. It’s important to note that it is wonderful and complete to study the precepts without preparing for jukai. Receiving jukai and wearing the rakusu is not a requirement (or a blanket recommendation) in our sangha. It is your 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.

    • Thursday, April 01, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 20 sessions
    • Virtual Zendo online via Zoom
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    May I be a guard for those who are protectorless,
    A guide for those who journey on the road.
    For those who wish to cross the water,
    May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.

    May I be an isle for those who yearn for land,
    A lamp for those who long for light;
    For all who need a resting place, a bed;
    For those who need a servant, may I be their slave.

    We are starting a new reading group! Please come and join us in reading Shantideva's "Way of the Bodhisattva." We'll meet on Zoom at 7:00 pm on Thursday evenings. This is a reading/dharma conversation group hosted by Sangha teacher and Tanto (head of practice) Shudo Chris Burkhart. 

    Together we will dig through the writings of Shantideva  who was a sage, monk, and a bit of a trouble maker in the 8th century at Nalanda, the great Buddhist monastery. For an hour we will read and discuss whatever comes up for us. There are no reading assignments and there is no need to commit to the series, dropping in is fine. 

    We will be using the translation from the Padmakara Translation Group. If you wish to go deeper, Ani Pema Chodron wrote the accessible & very worthwhile commentary "No Time to Lose." There are several other commentaries available & all input is welcome.

    For questions, Zoom link or password, please contact Shudo Chris at shudochris@redcedarzen.org . There is no fee for the class; however, it helps us if you do register. So... Please register

    REGISTER

    We will be using 

    The Way of the Bodhisattva

    By Shantideva
    Translated by Padmakara Translation Group
    Foreword by H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

     https://www.shambhala.com/the-way-of-the-bodhisattva-1660.html

    • Friday, May 21, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Elizabeth Park, 2205 Elizabeth St, Bellingham, WA 98225
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    Join us for our first in-person zazen meditation meeting in over a year.

    We'll alternate sitting and walking meditation using the gazebo at Elizabeth Park in Bellingham.  If the gazebo fills, there is plenty of sitting space on the grass just outside the gazebo.

    Please bring your own cushions or chair, a ground cloth to place under your cushions, layered clothing, and a warm blanket. 

    Hard rain with wind cancels, anything milder we'll be there!

    Led by Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett. 

    Informal socializing invited after the sit.

    Tim will be back in Whatcom County for the 2nd half of May. See also Wetland Walking Meditation on the next day at Tennant Lake.

    Registration required. Red Cedar Members are welcome to register with no fee.

    • Saturday, May 22, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Tennant Lake Country Park, 5299 Nielsen Rd., Ferndale WA
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    Join us in a mindful exploration of the wetlands of Tennant Lake County Park outside of Ferndale. 

    We’ll gather at 11am by the Tenant Lake house (next to the parking area) to begin a slow silent walk on the boardwalk. 

    Stops for sitting meditation and Wilderness Dharma Ritual will be included as we take our time immersing ourselves in the rich wetlands ecosystem. This walk is accessible, flat, and about a mile in length.

    Please bring a picnic lunch for some social time after our walk.

    Led by Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett who also, along with Bob Penny, was formerly a naturalist and educator at Tennant Lake. 

    Tim will be in back in Whatcom County for the 2nd half of May. See also Sitting in the Park on the previous day: Friday May 21st at 3pm.

    Registration required. Red Cedar Members are welcome to register with no fee.

    • Friday, June 11, 2021
    • 6:30 PM (PDT)
    • Saturday, June 19, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online via Zoom (link is sent with registration)
    • 43
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    Join  Red Cedar Zen and the Samish Island sesshin sangha for this seven-day online Zen retreat taught by Founding Teacher Zoketsu Norman Fischer with additional teachings offered by Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett. 

    Our retreat days are designed to be not only a substantial immersion in formal practice just like an in-person sesshin but also to leave room and flexibility for your home life. 

    We ask that you commit to attending as fully as you can.

    Zoketsu Norman FischerSCHEDULE
    Friday Evening

    6:30pm tech check/questions/hang out
    7pm - 8:30pm orientation and small group check ins
    8:30pm - 9:00pm zazen

    Saturday - Friday 
    7am - 8:30am zazen, kinhin, zazen, service….meal chant 
    [breakfast on your own]

    10am - Noon zazen, kinhin, zazen, Dharma Talk, zazen, service…meal chant
    [Afternoon open for lunch, personal practice, exercise, work period, study]

    Nomon Tim Burnett4:30pm - 5:40pm zazen, kinhin, zazen, service
    [dinner on your own]

    7pm - 8:30pm zazen, kinhin, zazen, refuges

    Final Saturday

    7am - 8:30am zazen, kinhin, zazen, service….meal chant
    [breakfast on your own]

    10am - Noon zazen, kinhin, zazen, Dharma Talk, closing ceremony.

    A precise schedule will be emailed to you before the retreat begins and will be available on our new Online Retreat Resources page.

    DOKUSAN (Private Interviews)
    Details will be provided to allow you to request dokusan from Zoketsu Norman Fischer and from Nomon Tim Burnett and other teachers.

    TECHNOLOGY
    The zendo and Tim's interview room will be accessed via Zoom (link provided with registration confirmation) and doksuan with Norman will be by phone (voice call or FaceTime). Other teachers will be available by phone. Details will be provided on the 
     Online Retreat Resources page.

    DANA AND FEES
    The sliding scale registration fee for this event goes to Red Cedar Zen to help with our operating expenses during this challenging time. Dana (donations) may be made directly to Norman at Everyday Zen. You can mail a check, use your credit card, or link the free PayPal account to your bank account.



    • Saturday, November 06, 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Online or In Person
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    We hope this will be an in person event, but it may end up online.
    Please register so we know of your interest and can keep in touch.

    Join the community for an online Zen sesshin (formal retreat) from 7am to 5 pm on Saturday, November 6. Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett will give a Dharma talk on the precepts. Dokusan (private interviews) available with Nomon Tim Burnett and Shudo Chris Burkhart. Heigaku Talus Latona will be available for Practice Discussion.

    In the afternoon we will have a Jukai ceremony. Jukai, receiving the precepts, is a ceremonial commitment to the Zen precepts, the Zen path, and the sangha. For lay students, it marks a deeper commitment to Zen and a warming of relationship with the teachers. Often jukai students invite friends and family to the ceremony.

    Donations to the teachers are invited.

    7 am - 5 pm  Sesshin silent meditation retreat, done this year online. Breaks for meals which will be oryoki if we meet in person.

    3 pm Jukai Ceremony and celebration Please join us in this celebration of ethical practice and community.

    Registration is required for the sesshin (7am-5pm) or the jukai ceremony (3pm-5pm). It is very important that you sign up as we hope to do this event in person if possible and need an accurate count. More details will be sent later.

    REGISTER

Past events

Saturday, May 01, 2021 Receiving Water Ceremony
Saturday, April 03, 2021 Mt. Erie Hiking Meditation
Monday, March 29, 2021 Family Promise (Informational Sessions)
Saturday, March 27, 2021 Annual Sangha Meeting with the Board
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Practice Period Closing Circle
Sunday, March 07, 2021 Shuso's Dharma Inquiry Ceremony
Thursday, March 04, 2021 Practice Period Closing Sesshin
Sunday, February 07, 2021 Introduction to Zen Meditation
Saturday, January 23, 2021 Practice Period Opening Sesshin
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Living in the Grass Shack - Practice Period Class
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 Practice Period Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 Winter Practice Period 2021
Sunday, January 03, 2021 Zen Alive! Zen Ancestor Keizan and Awakening
Thursday, December 31, 2020 New Year's Eve Zen Ceremony
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 Public Dharma Talks: Nomon Tim Burnett, Shudo Chris Burkhart, and Kanshin Allison Tait
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 Rohatsu - Online 7-day Sesshin with Nomon Tim Burnett and friends
Monday, November 16, 2020 Autumn Light Reading with Shuko Edie Norton
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 Spirit Settling Ceremony: Sejiki
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 Chanting for the Nation
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 What is Zen? - a class for new and old beginners
Sunday, October 04, 2020 Zen Alive! Exploring the Jewel Mirror Samadhi
Thursday, September 24, 2020 Climate & Racial Justice: Sharing Stories of Activism Rooted in Love
Saturday, September 19, 2020 Closing the Hall: Ceremony and Procession
Sunday, September 06, 2020 Zen Alive Online! September Sunday Program with Nomon Tim Burnett at Red Cedar Zen Community
Sunday, August 02, 2020 Zen Alive! August Sunday Program at Red Cedar Zen Community
Sunday, July 26, 2020 OLD - Practice Period Class - IGNORE
Monday, July 20, 2020 Reading Dogen (offered online)
Sunday, July 05, 2020 Zen Alive! July Sunday Program at Red Cedar Zen Community
Sunday, June 28, 2020 TO BE RESCHEDULED: Samish Island Work Sesshin with Nomon Tim Burnett
Friday, June 12, 2020 Online 5-day Sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer ("Samish Online")
Friday, June 12, 2020 CANCELLED - Samish Island Sesshin 2020
Sunday, June 07, 2020 Zen Alive Online! June Sunday Program at Red Cedar Zen Community
Saturday, May 16, 2020 CANCELLED - Hidden Mountain Spring Retreat
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 RCZC Board of Directors Meeting - visitors welcome
Sunday, May 03, 2020 Zen Alive Online! May Sunday Program at Red Cedar Zen Community
Monday, April 27, 2020 Reading Dogen: Bendowa (offered online)
Sunday, April 12, 2020 CANCELLED - Circumambulation of Mt. Erie Hiking
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 Moved Online/Home: Buddha's Birthday - Potluck Dinner, Meditation, and Ceremony
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 RCZC Board of Directors Meeting - visitors welcome
Sunday, April 05, 2020 Moved Online - Zen Alive! April Sunday Program at Red Cedar Zen Community
Saturday, April 04, 2020 Cancelled: Sangha Work Day
Sunday, March 29, 2020 Cancelled: Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: March
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2020 Zen Precepts Study Group
Saturday, March 14, 2020 Hills and Streams Hike (Lost Lake Falls)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Practice Period Closing Circle
Sunday, March 08, 2020 Shosan Dharma Questions Ceremony
Thursday, March 05, 2020 Public Dharma Talks: Nomon Tim Burnett and Shudo Chris Burkhart
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 Practice Period Closing Sesshin
Sunday, March 01, 2020 Zen Alive! March Sunday Program at Red Cedar Zen Community
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Parinirvana Ceremony
Monday, February 03, 2020 Introduction to Zen Meditation
Sunday, February 02, 2020 Zen Alive! February Sunday Program at Red Cedar Zen Community
Saturday, February 01, 2020 Practice Period Opening Sesshin
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Practice Period Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2020 Winter Practice Period - Key Dates
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Winter Practice Period 2020
Sunday, January 05, 2020 Zen Alive! January Sunday Program at Red Cedar Zen Community
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 New Year's Eve Zen Ceremony
Friday, December 13, 2019 Doanryo Training: Ringing the Bells and Leading the Chants
Saturday, December 07, 2019 Buddha's Enlightenment: Night Sit, Morning Ceremony
Thursday, December 05, 2019 Public Dharma Talks by Nomon Tim Burnett and Kanshin Allison Tait
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 Rohatsu 2019 - Buddha's Enlightenment retreat
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 Spirit Settling Ceremony: Sejiki
Sunday, October 27, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning and Harvest Potluck: October
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Jukai Sesshin and Ceremony
Friday, October 18, 2019 Sangha Trip to Buddhist Seattle
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Closing the Mountains Hike
Sunday, September 29, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: September
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Journey to the Source - hike to Nooksack Cirque
Saturday, September 21, 2019 RESCHEDULED Sangha Work Day: September
Friday, September 13, 2019 Sauk Mt. Full Moonrise Hike
Saturday, September 07, 2019 Ordination of Ryushin Kate McKenna and Chikyo Ewan Magie
Sunday, August 25, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: August
Sunday, August 18, 2019 Mountains and Rivers Hiking Retreat
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Visual Journals: Expressing Our Spiritual Selves
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 RCZC Board of Directors Meeting
Sunday, August 04, 2019 Meditation in the Old Growth
Saturday, August 03, 2019 Sangha Work Day: August
Sunday, July 28, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: July
Saturday, July 20, 2019 RESCHEDULED Sangha Work Day: July
Saturday, July 13, 2019 Opening the Mountains Hike
Sunday, June 30, 2019 Samish Island Work Sesshin with Nomon Tim Burnett
Sunday, June 30, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: June
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Dharma Songs with "Urban Monk" Marc Anderson
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Norman Fischer reading: The World Could Be Otherwise
Saturday, June 15, 2019 Samish Island Dharma Talks 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019 Samish Island Sesshin 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019 SeaTac to Samish Island Airporter Shuttle for 2019 Summer Sesshin
Sunday, June 09, 2019 What Do We Do When We Can No Longer Do What We Used to Do? An Exploration of the Bodhisattva Way
Saturday, June 08, 2019 Sangha Work Day: June
Friday, June 07, 2019 RCZC Practice Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 RCZC Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Sangha Conversation
Sunday, May 26, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: May
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Mindfulness and Intimacy with visiting teacher Ben Connolly
Saturday, May 04, 2019 Sangha Work Day: May
Friday, May 03, 2019 Zen Sewing Weekend Retreat
Sunday, April 28, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: April
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Buddha's Birthday - Potluck Dinner, Meditation, and Ceremony
Saturday, April 06, 2019 Sangha Work Day: April
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 Zen Precepts Study Group
Monday, April 01, 2019 The Heart of Perfect Understanding (Online Class)
Saturday, March 30, 2019 Better Angels Workshop: How to Talk Across the Political Divide
Sunday, March 17, 2019 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice in March
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Annual Sangha Meeting with the Board
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 Practice Period Closing Circle
Sunday, March 03, 2019 Shuso's Dharma Inquiry Ceremony
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 Circumambulation of Mount Erie
Sunday, April 05, 2015 Mt. Erie Hiking Meditation
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Buddha's Birthday
Friday, June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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