Red Cedar Zen Community, 1021 N Forest, Bellingham Washington

Staff of Red Cedar Zen

While we are a 90% volunteer organization we are delighted to introduce our small paid staff who provide essential administrative and spiritual support for the organization.

Please see our Volunteers page for more on the current volunteers, including our Board of Directors, and to learn about volunteer opportunities at Red Cedar Zen.

Ed's Office Hours

Ed is available downstairs at the Dharma Hall on alternate Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm for drop-in tech support. 

Upcoming office hours:
[Abnormal: Wednesday March 20th, 3:45pm - 4:45pm]
Wednesday March 27th, 5pm - 6pm
Wednesday April 10th, 4pm - 6pm

Email Ed at or text him at 360-441-7090 to make an appointment or check back here for drop in times.

Bookkeeper and Technical Support Person

Ed Wayt keeps our books and is available to members for technical support with our website, registration and other systems. He will be available by request and with drop in office hours downstairs at the Dharma Hall (see above, right). Contact Ed at to request tech support or find him at the zendo on Wednesdays.

Ed is supervised by Board Treasurer Bernadette Prinster and coordinates closely with Bernadette and other members of the Finance Committee.

About Ed:
Ed grew up in Southern Florida and moved to Seattle after college to live in a "green" city, to be close to the mountains and sea, and to join the tech industry. After disengaging from the tech industry, he found himself on a winding path that eventually had him ordaining as a monk in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh where he practiced for 3 years. Finding that life too narrow, he moved back to the Pacific Northwest - to Bellingham - where he practices lightly in the Zen tradition of Robert Aitken and explores the living of a vibrant, authentic, communal life in an urban environment. He enjoys investigating the role of will and grace in everyday life, likes to dance and play, tends to be way too serious, and is active with the Bellingham Tenants Union and the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force.


Guiding Teacher

Our Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett completes our small paid staff at Red Cedar Zen. Tim is responsible for overseeing our programming, supporting our students, coordinating with our other leaders, senior students, and teachers, and representing Red Cedar Zen to the broader community.

See the Teachers and Leaders page for more on Tim.

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