Our Zendo

In Zen Buddhism, Zendo means "Zen hall," the space in which we gather for meditation practice, Zen services and Dharma talks. The Red Cedar Zen Community gathers in both a physical zendo and a virtual zendo. Some events are only virtual, some only in person, some are hybrid with both options. To attend in person, check the home page and individual event listings to see if in-person is available, and be sure to follow our current COVID safety protocols.

Physical Zendo

Our physical zendo is located in the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship building at 1207 Ellsworth Street Bellingham, WA 98225. We meet downstairs: go around the building to the left (walkway with stairs) until you find the back doors.

Exciting news: Red Cedar has purchased a building which will become our new home late in 2023. The space is located at 2509 Cedarwood, at the edge of Bellingham's Birchwood neighborhood. Feel free to take a look but please don't disturb our upstairs tenant. Or take a video tour with Nomon Tim.

When attending events in person, please adhere to our current Covid Safety Guidelines.

Virtual Zendo

Our virtual zendo is located on Zoom, and you can join any gathering clicking this link (passcode included): 
Join Virtual Zendo

Internet out or no access to a gadget? You can also connect to the Virtual Zendo by telephone:

Dial 253-215-8782, Meeting ID: 560 179 1305, Passcode: 4789

To mute and unmute when connected by phone, press *6.

Members can schedule time in our Virtual Zendo for sangha-related meetings by contacting the Program Administrator: admin@redcedarzen.org or (651) 493-4169 (call or text).

Physical and Virtual together

All physical zendo gatherings are also available via the virtual zendo ("hybrid meetings"). Some gatherings take place in the virtual zendo only. Check the descriptions for individual Events to tell which is which.

What To Do When You're In The Zendo

The zendo is a sacred space, and like most such spaces, there are conventions for how to do things. That said, we are a welcoming community and all of us were new at one time, so don't let these conventions get in the way of your joining us!

There are several ways to learn these conventions (called Zen Forms):

  1. Observe: Whether virtual or in-person, just show up and watch what other people do and follow along. Again, don't get too distracted by "doing the right thing," - we're here to practice
  2. Sign up for an orientation. We're happy to give you an orientation to our programs/services (i.e. when and how to do what). Just email orientation@redcedarzen.org
  3. Read about the Zen Forms.

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

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