Red Cedar Zen Community, 1021 N Forest, Bellingham Washington

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    • 5:45 PM
    • Saturday, November 03, 2018
    • 6:45 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
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    A monthly precepts study group with Nomon Tim Burnett and Ryushin Andrea Thach.

    The Zen Precepts are a powerful tool for awareness that integrate the philosophy and attitude of Zen training with everyday life. 

    Who? (1) All Red Cedar Zen Members are invited to join. The group is not drop-in: students should have the intention to attend all 6 sessions and the two day retreats. (Schedule below, some is still preliminary)

    (2) Students moving towards Jukai are expected to attend all 8 sessions. Please talk to one of our teachers or senior students before the first meeting if you are interested in receiving Jukai this year. (For more on Jukai and other training options at Red Cedar please see: the Going Further page on the website).

    Use the registration form to RSVP to join the study group. Interested in receiving Jukai? Please speak with a sangha teacher.

    What? 
    A monthly study group with readings done ahead from 3 key books on the precepts supplemented by additional articles and reflections. 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.

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

    When? 

    Meeting 1 - Wednesday April 11th, 5:45pm - 6:45pm - about the precepts, refuges 

    Meeting 2 - Wednesday May 2nd, 5:45pm - 6:45pm - pure precepts

    Meeting 3 - Wednesday May 30th, 5:45pm - 6:45pm - - precepts 1 & 9

    Meeting 4 - Wednesday June 13th5:45pm - 6:45pm - precepts 2 & 3

    Meeting 5 - Wednesday July 18th5:45pm - 6:45pm - precepts 4 & 5

    Meeting 6 - Wednesday August 8th5:45pm - 6:45pm - precepts 6 & 7

    Meeting 7 - Wednesday September 5th5:45pm - 6:45pm - precepts 8 & 10

    Cohort Retreat - Sunday October 7th, 9am - 3pm

    Meeting 8 - Wednesday October 24th5:45pm - 6:45pm - reflection

    Precepts Retreat & Ceremony - Saturday November 3rd,  6am - 5pm (ceremony at 3pm).

    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 also 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, or to one of our Mentors who have been shuso and are authorized to support you in preparation for jukai: John Wiley, Edie Norton, Talus, 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).

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

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


    • Saturday, September 29, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
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    Join sangha sewing teacher Shudo Chris Burkhart in sewing Zen ritual clothing Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm after zazen. . 

    Those sewing rakusu or okesa and any Zen related items and those who want to help with other sangha sewing are welcome. Please check with Chris if it's a new project.

    Please RVSP so we know how many places to set up.  If there are fewer than TWO SIGN-UPs, the event will be cancelled.

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

    • Sunday, September 30, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hawk Meadow Farm, 1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
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    Join us at Hidden Mountain Zendo at Hawk Meadow, for monthly mornings of practice in 2018 on the last Sunday of each month.

    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 register so that we can plan accordingly.  

    About Hidden Mountain Zendo: This quiet rural practice space is available to Red Cedar, other local sanghas and retreat 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. 

    The Zendo is also available to groups or individuals by suggested donation (dana), with the ability for overnight group programing with tent camping or zendo floor sleeping.

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

    HAWK MEADOW FARM (1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham) MAP AND DIRECTIONS: Take Sunset Drive from I-5, drive by the Sunset Square Shopping Center going East, take a left on Hannegan, drive 3 miles, right on Kelly Road, drive exactly 1/2 mile, turn left immediately after a brown house (look for a reflective blue address marker for "1102"). Drive to the end of the long 1/4 mile driveway and turn right into the parking area for Hawk Meadow Farm.

    There will be an opportunity on site to make a dana offering if you choose (details on Dana Paramita here) and you may also make a dana offering at any time on the Dana page

    • Saturday, October 06, 2018
    • 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 many of the 1st Saturdays of the month.

    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 7th
    Saturday May 5th
    Saturday June 2nd (Samish pack-up)
    Saturday July 7th
    Saturday September 1st
    Saturday October 6th

    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, October 13, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Carpool from the Dharma Hall to trailhead at Samish Overlook
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     A four mile day hike to close the mountains to practice.

    Join us for a meditation hike to gem of the Chuckanuts: Oyster Dome. Our final mindful foray into the local mountains to close the season.

    This popular local destination, a prominent rocky outcrop on the southwest face of Blanchard mountain, will be our place of Closing the Mountains for the ending of our ritual hiking season.

    This hike, inspired by traditions on Tibetan sacred mountains where the last ritual circuit of the season was performed by priests putting the mountain to rest, will be a 4 mile round trip with about a 500’ elevation gain.


    Meet at the Dharma Hall for carpooling at 9am. Those coming from Skagit can meet us at the trailhead at the Samish Overlook at 9:30, via the Alger exit (please indicate in the RSVP registration where you will meet us).

    To make a very full day consider joining the zendo practice at 6:00am that morning.

    We'll return to the Dharma Hall about 4pm.

    To come on this hike please RSVP with the registration form. Click the "Register" button to the left to start the process. If you choose to offer dana (details on Dana Paramita here) please visit our Dana page. Unlike our "indoor" retreats dana is not generally collected during the event.
    Contact Wilderness Programs Coordinator Bob Penny at bobpenny1253@gmail.com or 360-927-5702 with questions and see our Wilderness Programs webpage for an overview of this program.
    • Monday, October 22, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Monday, December 10, 2018
    • 8:15 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham, WA 98225
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    Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an eight-week program on compassion, empathy, and kindness. CCT integrates traditional contemplative practices based on Tibetan Buddhism with contemporary psychology and research on compassion. The program was developed at Stanford University by a team of contemplative scholars and clinical psychologists. Research suggests that participants do increase their compassion and their own sense of well-being.

    Course Details: this hand-on experiential course includes:

    • Guided instruction in a sequence of compassion meditations
    • Science of compassion and why it's is a challenging quality to develop
    • Group dialogue and small group exercises
    • Weekly home assignments
    • Guided audio files for home practice

    Schedule: 8 classroom sessions: Monday Evenings 6pm - 8:15pm, October 22 - December 10

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Guiding Teacher of Red Cedar Zen Community and certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training.

    Location:  Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham, WA 98225

    Cost & Options: No charge for Red Cedar Zen Members, $50 - $80 sliding scale for non-members. Sliding scale registration and scholarships are available for all of our events. If fees are a barrier we warmly invite you to contact registrar@redcedarzen.org to request a scholarship.

    For more information:
    Extensive background about CCT is available at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education website.


    • Friday, October 26, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham, WA 98225
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    Join other sangha members for a fun evening of sharing our talents and pleasures.

    Bring visual art to display, a song to sing, a story to tell, a dance to do, or your best Buddhist knock-knock jokes. The mood is playful and the audience receptive. Showing our art  is showing our hearts (or call it something else if "art" is intimidating!).

    Please indicate in your RSVP if you have something in mind to share and add any questions or comments especially if there is preparation to the Hall needed before your piece.

    Additional questions, please contact Tim. tim@redcedarzen.org

    • Sunday, October 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hawk Meadow Farm, 1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
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    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.

    We'll enjoy sitting and walking meditation and community in this peaceful yurt Zendo.

    Dana donations to support the space are welcome. Please RSVP register so that we can plan accordingly.  

    About Hidden Mountain Zendo: This quiet rural practice space is available to Red Cedar, other local sanghas and retreat 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. 

    The Zendo is also available to groups or individuals by suggested donation (dana), with the ability for overnight group programing with tent camping or zendo floor sleeping.

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

    HAWK MEADOW FARM (1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham) MAP AND DIRECTIONS: Take Sunset Drive from I-5, drive by the Sunset Square Shopping Center going East, take a left on Hannegan, drive 3 miles, right on Kelly Road, drive exactly 1/2 mile, turn left immediately after a brown house (look for a reflective blue address marker for "1102"). Drive to the end of the long 1/4 mile driveway and turn right into the parking area for Hawk Meadow Farm.

    There will be an opportunity on site to make a dana offering if you choose (details on Dana Paramita here) and you may also make a dana offering at any time on the Dana page

    • Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225

    A Ceremony to Free our Restless, Hungry Hearts
    (Segaki / Sejiki / Feeding the Hungry Ghosts)
    Japanese Buddhist image of a gaki (hungry ghost) tormented by demons

    The hungry ghost realm in Buddhism also appears as our deep suffering of endless desire and aversion. In the Spirit Settling Ceremony we recognize and heal this difficult side by calling forth the hungry spirits, within us and without, and making offerings of food, chants, songs, noise, and prayers.

    The Sangha is invited to bring: offerings of nourishing food and sweets for the altar and also objects that symbolize the hungry ghost in your heart, noise makers (instruments, pots and pans, anything), wear scary costumes, and hang up creepy Fall decorations. 

    Finally we'll have a basket for Food Bank donations for those in our own community who cannot afford good food. Feel free to bring a food donation.

    For the evening of the Spirit Settling Ceremony we change the atmosphere of the Zendo from staid and restrained to wild and chaotic so that these hungry, wandering spirits will feel at home.

    Wednesday Evening Schedule on Spirit Settling night:

    7:00pm Zazen
    7:40pm Kinhin
    7:50pm Dharma Talk
    8:20pm Spirit Settling Ceremony
       followed by tea and cookies

    More images of gaki (hungry ghosts) from Kodaiji Temple in Japan seen by Tim during the 2010 Everyday Zen trip to Japan. (Sometimes they are pretty funny looking too)

       

    • Saturday, November 03, 2018
    • 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest Street, Bellingham WA 98225
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    The Zen ceremony of jukai (literally "receiving precepts") is a ceremony of commitment to the Zen precepts, the Zen path, and the sangha. Done by lay students it marks a deepening of commitment to Zen and a warming of relationship with the teacher.  

    In this year's jukai three Red Cedar members will receive the precepts. Tuli Candela, Valerie Davenport, Bernadette Prinster and Karen Campbell will receive the precepts from Nomon Tim Burnett and Ryushin Andrea Thach.

    The ceremony is preceded by a half-day sesshin with oryoki breakfast and lunch.

    Please register for your attendance at either the full retreat or just the jukai ceremony. Small charge for the sesshin to cover food costs (discounted for RCZC members) or non-charge RSVP to attend just the ceremony at 3pm.

    Donations to teachers are invited.

    6am - 3pm - Half-Day Sesshin with oryoki breakfast and lunch - please RSVP

    3pm - 5pm Jukai Ceremony and Reception - please RSVP

    Please join us in the celebration of ethical practice and community.

    • Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Sunday, December 09, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
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    Our annual celebration of Buddha's Awakening.

    This is a combined retreat between Red Cedar Zen Community and Seattle Soto Zen led by Nomon Tim Burnett and Eko Jeff Kelley.

    Sesshin begins with zazen at 7pm on Wednesday (please arrive by 6:30pm) night then continues with regular 6am - 9pm sesshin days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Saturday night is an optional all-night sit (traditional in rohatsu sesshin) and the retreat concludes on Sunday morning with a 6am-9am practice session including the Buddha's Enlightenment Ceremony and informal breakfast.

    Part time is attendance is possible. Come for either the full retreat, full days on Thursday/Friday/Saturday, or Sunday from 6am until the closing at about 10am. If you are registered for just Sunday you may arrive anytime on Saturday evening (after dinner) and do the all-night sit as well.

    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. Sitting a full day is do-able with a little training and experience. Each day includes alternating sitting and walking meditation, Dharma Talks, optional private meetings with the teachers, meals, breaks, and afternoon tea.

    Note: we include our regular weekly Wednesday night and Saturday morning zazen practices for the community and sangha in the sesshin. (but not the Friday noon, that is cancelled this week). Feel free to come sit with the sesshin participants on Wednesday evening or Saturday morning even if you are not sitting sesshin.

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    • Thursday, December 06, 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Saturday, December 08, 2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham WA 98225
    Dharma Talks during all of our Dharma Hall Zen Retreats are open to visitors 

    As part of the Rohatsu Sesshin, the Dharma Talks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings, and Saturday afternoon are open to visitors. Arrive at 10:30am for the 10:40am morning talks, or 2:30pm for the 2:40pm afternoon talk, and please wait in the lobby.

    Nomon Tim Burnett is the Guiding Teacher of Red Cedar Zen Community.

    Eko Jeff Kelley leads Seattle Soto Zen.

    Talk Schedule:

    • Thursday 10:30am Nomon Tim Burnett
    • Friday 10:30am Eko Jeff Kelley
    • Saturday 10:30am Nomon Tim Burnett
    • Saturday 2:30pm Eko Jeff Kelley

    No pre-registration needed.

    • Saturday, December 08, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, December 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham WA 98225
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    All are welcome to join during the final evening and morning of our Rohatsu Buddha's Enlightenment retreat Saturday into Sunday morning.

    Arrive any time (really: any time) after 7pm or late into the night. Stay for a while or stay all night. Or arrive in the early morning for the final ceremony - schedule below. Please join us!

    It's traditional in the Rohatsu Sesshin to sit up all night as an enactment of Buddha's night of sitting under the Bodhi tree before his awakening. You are welcome to come and go and also to bring a sleeping bag and sleep for bits of the night.

    SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE
    6:00am zazen (25 min., opening w/ robe chant & priest's jundo)
    6:30am Star Walk
    7:00am Kinhin
    7:10am Rohatsu Ceremony (40 min)
    8:00am informal breakfast (finishing preparation together)

    Please use the Register button on the left to RSVP and tell us your intentions for attendance. Those attending the sesshin need not register here.

    • Saturday, January 05, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hawk Meadow Farm, 1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
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    Join us at Hidden Mountain Zendo at Hawk Meadow, for an evening of star gazing. The fire will be lit, a planetarium will be enacted in the yurt's dome, and over mulled cider we'll contemplate the stars.

    Dana donations to support the space are welcome. Please RSVP register so that we can plan accordingly.  

    About Hidden Mountain Zendo: This quiet rural practice space is available to Red Cedar, other local sanghas and retreat 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. 

    The Zendo is also available to groups or individuals by suggested donation (dana), with the ability for overnight group programing with tent camping or zendo floor sleeping.

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

    HAWK MEADOW FARM (1102 E. Kelly Road, Bellingham) MAP AND DIRECTIONS: Take Sunset Drive from I-5, drive by the Sunset Square Shopping Center going East, take a left on Hannegan, drive 3 miles, right on Kelly Road, drive exactly 1/2 mile, turn left immediately after a brown house (look for a reflective blue address marker for "1102"). Drive to the end of the long 1/4 mile driveway and turn right into the parking area for Hawk Meadow Farm.

    There will be an opportunity on site to make a dana offering if you choose (details on Dana Paramita here) and you may also make a dana offering at any time on the Dana page

Past events

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
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
Thursday, March 01, 2018 Three Day Sesshin with Zoketsu Norman Fischer & Nomon Tim Burnett
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
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