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New Year's Eve Zen Ceremony

  • Thursday, December 31, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (PST)
  • Our "Virtual Zendo" on Zoom


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Option to give donation during registration and on site

Registration is closed

YEP - this year on Zoom. See below for preparation before we being.

Come join us for our most popular annual event: ringing in the New Year with 108 rings on the temple bell, a fire/purification ceremony, meditation and chanting. Bring forward your intentions for what to let go of in your life, and enjoy an evening with sangha in ritual and connection. 


7:00pm Zazen
7:30pm Kinhin
7:40pm Zazen
8:10pm New Year's Ceremony
Approx 10:00pm close 

Zoom-Based Ceremony Preparation:

  1. Bowing Space - ideally in view of your camera: a place to do deep bows. Those who are able to encouraged to do full prostrations to the floor.
  2. Bell - have a bell ready, over Zoom higher pitched bells work better. We'll each take turns un-muting and ringing three times slowly as the rest of the assembly does a prostration with each ring.
  3. Piece of Paper (and pen) - we'll each write down on a slip of paper a quality we want to release from or a change we hope to focus on, in this new year.
  4. Safe Burning Spot - prepare a spot to safely burn your piece of paper and have matches or a lighter handy
  5. (Optional) A Celebratory Snack - whatever food that is for you. There will be some Zoom social time (we'll make it work) after the ceremony.

Donations to support Red Cedar of any amount are welcome.

www.RedCedarZen.org     360-389-3444     registrar@redcedarzen.org
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