Red Cedar Zen Community, 1021 N Forest, Bellingham Washington

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The Zen of Self and Other - Practice Period Class

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • (UTC-08:00)
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • (UTC-08:00)
  • 5 sessions
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6:00 PM 6:50 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • Wednesday, February 05, 2020, 6:00 PM 6:50 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 6:00 PM 6:50 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:00 PM 6:50 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:00 PM 6:50 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA


  • A choice for members to register for no fee if you choose.
  • For those who are not yet members of Red Cedar Zen Community.

Where does the self end and others begin? How do we take good care of ourselves without being greedy. Is being self-centered a bad thing? Is being other-centered a potential problem? How do we act in a wise and compassionate way in a complex interpersonal world?

Please join Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett in exploring these issues of self and other as informed and reflected by the classic Zen poem The Merging of Difference and Unity 

Optional Text: Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai  by Shunryu Suzuki. Tim will be basing his talks on this text but also going beyond it and giving handouts and other readings. Get Suzuki Roshi's book if you'd like to do extra Buddhist studies work. It is optional.

Schedule:  Five Wednesday evening sessions starting promptly at 6pm January 29th - February 26th.

Registration Required (not drop-in) - no charge for Red Cedar members but you must register to participate in this course. 

Remote Participation. We will do our best for remote Practice Period participants to post audio and handouts from the class promptly, but It's best to be in touch with a local member (options to request this in the overall practice period sign up).

Registration: Please use the overall  Practice Period Registration to describe your intentions for practice period and register for each of the events you will be attending during Practice Period.     360-389-3444
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