Red Cedar Zen Community, 1021 N Forest, Bellingham Washington

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Sunday, December 08, 2019
    • 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.

    Our annual combined retreat between Red Cedar Zen Community and Seattle Soto Zen led by Nomon Tim Burnett and Kanshin Allison Tait.

    Sesshin begins with 7pm on Wednesday 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). The retreat concludes on Sunday morning with a 6am-9am practice session including the Buddha's Enlightenment Ceremony and informal breakfast.

    Attendance options: register for the full retreat, full days on Thursday/Friday/Saturday, or Sunday from 6am until the end. You may also drop in for late night sitting on Saturday night.

    Oryoki: meals will be the formal Zen 3-bowl Oryoki. You must bring your own oryoki set as we have no more loaners or for sale sets available. We recommend the sets at Still Sitting on Vashon Island (order the navy colored cloths). Our meals are always vegetarian and include gluten and dairy-free option. 

    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.

    • Thursday, December 05, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Saturday, December 07, 2019
    • 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 are open to visitors. Arrive at 10:30am for the 10:40am and please wait in the lobby.

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

    Kanshin Allison Tait leads Seattle Soto Zen.

    Talk Schedule:

    • Thursday 10:30am Nomon Tim Burnett
    • Friday 10:30am Kanshin Allison Tait
    • Saturday 10:30am Nomon Tim Burnett

    No pre-registration needed.

    • Saturday, December 07, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, December 08, 2019
    • 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.

    • Friday, December 13, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
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    Join us for a thorough and supportive training in how to serve on the Doan-ryo: the group which rings the bells, hits the drum, and leads the chants at our regular services and special ceremonies. Learn how to be the:

    Doan - bell ringer

    Kokyo - chant leader

    Tenken - time keeper

    Performing the ceremonial positions is a core part of Zen training. Challenging and rewarding.

    Please use the registration for no-cost RSVP so we know whom to expect. Interested in training but can't attend at this time? Please let Ino Hannah Sullivan know at hsullivan33@gmail.com. 

    • Sunday, January 05, 2020
    • Sunday, November 01, 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
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    We always ask questions. What is real and what is delusion? Living an examined life can be a pain in the neck. And then, there is the point where Zen practice, life in community, and our everyday lives meet. Life encountered directly! Before we have time to slap the good or bad label on it, we see it all: beautiful sunrises, bad service, political news, global warming, our fast-paced digital life, love, time with friends, sickness and aging and death ... all happening at the same time.

    The world of dew
    is the world of dew.
    And yet, and yet—
    —Kobayashi Issa (1763 - 1828)

    Issa said it so well in this haiku: The world of dew is the world of dew. And yet, and yet—

    We will explore this intersection of this life, this world on the first Sunday of each month* (exceptions, see below), local and guest Zen Buddhist teachers will explore how the famous Zen texts we chant are meant as tools that support our practice in what some people call “real life.”

    There is no unreal life - as long as you live it, it cannot be anything but real for you. And, as we said in the beginning: "Living an examined life in some ways is a pain in the neck." We may think everything should be different from how it is, and at other times we believe everything should stay forever exactly like this! And yet, and yet ... it changes. Always.

    Please come to help us explore this theme through the practices of zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), Dharma talks, and warm and inclusive conversation over a cup of tea.

    Join us at Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest, from 10am to Noon on the first Sunday of each month in 2020*. The first time you come we recommend the Orientation at 9:30am.

    Please REGISTER to join our email list and let use know you'll be there. There is no charge for this event but donations are welcome and if you appreciate Red Cedar Zen we'd be delighted if you became a member.

    *Note: no first Sunday program in March or December due to 4-day Zen retreats concluding on those Sundays.*

    Download the poster for display if you have a spot for it - thank you!


    • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225

    Our annual Winter Practice Period is a time of more focussed and intentional practice. Many years the Practice Period is further supported by a head student (shuso) who takes on some teaching roles. In 2020 there will be no shuso and the Practice Period will be led by Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett.

    2020 Winter Practice Period main dates:

    • Opening Ceremony - Wednesday January 15th  
    • Practice Period class - Wednesdays January 22 through February 26 (6pm - 6:50pm).
    • One-Day Sesshin - Saturday February 1st 
    • Introduction to Zen Meditation Class - Mondays February 3rd to 24th 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    • Parinirvana Ceremony - Wednesday February 12th
    • Closing Sesshin - Wednesday March 4 through Sunday March 8
    • Shosan Dharma Questions Ceremony - Sunday March 8th at 11am
    • Closing Ceremony - Wednesday March 11th

    Please use the overall Practice Period Overview and Registration to sign up. You may sign up for all Practice Period events that require registration in a single registration this year!


    • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall
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    Overview and main sign up for participating in the 2020 Winter Practice Period. You may register for all Practice Period events here this year.

    Practice Period is a time in which Zen students practice intensively together. Historically, practice period started with the rains retreats of the early Buddhist nuns and monks when they could not travel due to heavy rains. During that time they settled down for more intensive practice. Annual practice periods have been an essential part of Zen practice for a thousand years and an important part of Red Cedar Zen for over 20 years.

    Although we don't live in monasteries, each winter in the spirit of those in monastic practice, we settle our busy lives in order to intensify our practice. We bring our mindfulness and Dharma practice to the foreground of our lives more than usual.

    In the center of the mandala of Practice Period is often a head student, or shuso, who serves as the center of the sangha wheel giving classes, Dharma talks, and meets privately with practice period students over tea. This year we won't have a shuso. Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett will be leading the Practice Period.

    Practice Period ThemeWe will also be guided this year by the theme: "Taking Care of Self and Other". We'll be exploring how Zen practice supports us understanding the difference and sameness of self and other and encourages wise and compassionate engagement, boundaries, and generosity in all of our actions.

    Practice Period Class: Nomon Tim will lead us in a weekly Wednesday evening 6pm class. Please register for this course. Like all RCZC classes there is no charge for members. 6 Wednesday meetings from Jan. 22 to Feb 26 starting promptly at 6pm.

    Pepper Sisters "Happy Hour Office Hours" instead of Tea with the Shuso: When we have a shuso Practice Period Participants are warmly invited to have tea with the shuso to discuss practice and get to know each other more deeply.
    Instead this year Nomon Tim will be at Pepper Sister's Restaurant just below the Dharma Hall on State Street starting at 4:30pm each Wednesday of Practice Period before class (Jan 22 - Feb 26). Feel free to join Tim for a bite and conversation. Drop in. All are welcome.

    Wednesday evening practice: Note that during Practice Period the 7pm-9pm schedule will include three periods of zazen meditation and more opportunities than usual for dokusan with Tim, dokusan with Chris, and practice discussion with the other teachers.

    Buddies and Mentors: The weeks of Practice Period go by quickly. To help stay connected to practice period we recommend that you choose to work with a practice period partner. We can help you find one. Someone you get together with or call regularly during practice period to discuss how it's going with your intentions and practice. When you sign up please let us know if you'd like help finding a practice partner.

    Remote Participation: Do you live at a distance from Bellingham? We do our best to make the practice period accessible by posting recorded classes and Dharma Talks promptly but the best bet it to be in touch with a local member or teacher. You may request this in the sign up form.

    Opening Ceremony: We start with an opening ceremony on Wednesday January 15th, 7pm - 9pm, at the Dharma Hall which includes the opportunity to verbally share your practice and life intentions for this year's Practice Period.

    Opening Sesshin: There is an opening 1-day sesshin Practice Period Opening Sesshin on Saturday February 1st, which requires pre-registration to sit the day. Nomon Tim will give a formal Dharma Talk at 10:30am that morning - the topic is his Way Seeking Mind (practice autobiography) all are welcome to attend this talk.

    Introduction to Zen Meditation class: Our annual Introduction to Zen Meditation class. A wonderful 4-week class on Monday evenings in February. Great for those brand new to Zen and those who've been exploring for a while.

    The Parinirvana Ceremony on Wednesday evening February 12th gives us a deep opportunity to consider the passing away of the Buddha and marks the mid-point of our Practice Period (note: no circle check-in this year).

    The practice period closes with three events in sequence:

    (1) The 4-day Practice Period Closing Sesshin from the evening of Wednesday March 4th - afternoon of Sunday March 8th. Part time (whole days only please) attendance is allowed. Signing up early is helpful.

    (2) This sesshin concludes with an important event which is also open to all in the practice period: Shosan Dharma Questions Ceremony at 11am on Sunday March 8th.

    (3) A final closing circle will be held Practice Period Closing Circle on Wednesday evening March 11th.

    Please use the registration system to state your intentions in writing. There will also be an opportunity to say something about your intentions for practice period at the opening ceremony. If you are practicing at a distance you can ask your intentions to be read to the circle.

    Please tell us in the form if you are participating at a distance and would like to be assigned a practice leader who will check in with you during practice period. Also let us know if you would like help finding a practice partner to stay in touch with.

    And please consider renewing or expanding your commitment to our regular practice times during Winter Practice Period:

    Wednesday Night Practice 7pm - 9pm - is especially important during practice period. During this time we offer three periods of zazen with walking meditation in between. A weekly opportunity for a deep immersion in silence. Dokusan with Nomon Tim Burnett and private meetings with the other teachers will be available.

    Noon Practice Noon-1pm. Consider if you are able to arrange your schedule to attend our increasingly popular sit from noon to 1pm on Fridays.

    Saturday Morning Practice 6am - 8:30am. Deep quiet, 3 periods of meditation, and the full morning service which is seen as a central and important ritual in Soto Zen. We enjoy breakfast afterwards at the zendo on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and often go to the Food Coop together on the other weeks. 

    To sign up for practice period:

    Fill out the registration form to sign up for practice period. You may register for all practice period events here. Individual retreats and classes can also be registered for separately.

    REGISTER FOR PRACTICE PERIOD


    • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225

    An important sangha evening with meditation and ceremony to open our annual 8-week Winter Practice Period and consider our intentions for practice during this time.

    This year we will not have a shuso (head student) and the practice period will be led by Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett. The theme for of the 2020 Practice Period is "Taking Care of Self and Other."

    At the opening ceremony all practice period students are invited to state their intentions. If you are participating at a distance, or unable to attend this evening, you are welcome to request that your intentions be read.

    Registration: please use the online Practice Period Overall registration to describe your intentions for practice period and register for all of the events you will be attending (you may also register fo the classes and retreats individually).

    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    • 6:50 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA
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    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 22 - 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: You may register for this class individually, or use the online Practice Period Overall registration to describe your intentions for practice period and register for all of the events you will be attending.

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
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    One Day Sesshin with Nomon Tim Burnett/

    After our Opening Ceremony and the first meeting of the Practice Period class, Practice Period continues to open with a one day formal Zen Sesshin.

    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. The day includes sitting and walking meditation, Dharma Talk, dokusan with the teacher, formal oryoki meals, breaks, and afternoon tea.

    Schedule: 6am - 5pm sesshin oryoki breakfast and lunch.

    Oryoki: please bring a 3-bowl oryoki eating set. They can be purchased from our friends at Still Sitting for a reasonable rate.

    Options: unable to attend the full day?
            Join us for just Nomon Tim's Dharma Talk at 10:30am
     

    If you are attending the sesshin plan on committing to the full schedule (modified schedules with extra rest due to physical need can be arranged with the Ino). 

    Registration: You may register for this retreat individually or use the online Practice Period Overall registration to describe your intentions for practice period and register for all of the events you will be attending.


    • Monday, February 03, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham WA 98225
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    A 4 week class on Monday evenings in February

    This class is designed for those who are curious about Zen meditation as well as those who are already meditating and want to learn more.

    The class will cover instruction in sitting and walking meditation, information about Buddhism and Zen practice, and integrating meditation practice into daily life. There will be small and large group discussion and meditation and mindfulness exercises outside of class.

    The class will be taught by two Red Cedar Zen Practice Leaders.

    We ask participants to make a commitment to attend at least 3 of the 4 sessions.  To register for the class please click the Register button on the left. 

     Pre-registration required.

    You may register for this retreat individually or use the online Practice Period Overall registration to describe your intentions for practice period and register for all of the events you will be attending.


    • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225

    On this middle Wednesday evening of the Practice Period we will close our evening of practice to contemplate the Buddha's Parinirvana (passing away). Note that unlike in previous years we will not have a check in, rather keeping the evening silent for practice. The evening's zazen will be two 40-minute periods (on the other Practice Period evenings we sit three 30-minute periods).

    Evening's Schedule
    (6pm The Zen of Self and Other - Practice Period Class, pre-registration required)
    7:00pm Zazen
    7:40pm kinhin
    7:50pm Zazen
    8:40pm Parinirvana Ceremony
    9:00pm close

    No pre-registration required for this event but please register for the overall Practice Period at the Practice Period Overall registration to describe your intentions for practice period and register for all of the events you will be attending.

    • Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
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    Our 4-day sesshin with Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett and Ordained Teacher Shudo Chris Burkhart.

    The practice of sesshin is a powerful opportunity including alternating sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma Talk, dokusan with the teachers, formal oryoki meals, breaks, and afternoon tea.

    The retreat ends with the Shosan Dharma Questions Ceremony on Sunday at 11am. All in the practice period are warmly invited to this ceremony. 

    Schedule: Wednesday 7pm - 9pm, Thursday 6am - 9pm, Friday 6am - 9pm, Saturday 6am - 9pm, Sunday 6am - 3pm

    Attendance: Full time attendance is preferred. Part time attendance is also fine but please commit to full days (do not come and go during a given day).

    Other Options: you may come to the Dharma Talks Thursday - Saturday morning at 10:30am. Please come to the Shosan Dharma Questions Ceremony on Sunday at 11am.

    Oryoki: please bring a 3-bowl oryoki eating set. They can be purchased from our friends at Still Sitting for a reasonable rate.

    Housing: We will try to assist with housing for out of town retreatants, you may request housing in the registration process. Have a space guest room? Please let us know. There are a number of spots available to sleep at the zendo.

    Registration: You may register for this retreat individually or use the online Practice Period Overall registration to describe your intentions for practice period and register for all of the events you will be attending.



    • Thursday, March 05, 2020
    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St., Bellingham WA 98225
       
    Nomon Tim Burnett Shudo Chris Burkhart
    As part of the Practice Period Closing Sesshin the morning Dharma Talks are open to sangha members, practice period participants, and visitors. The Shosan Ceremony on Sunday is open to all who have participated in the Winter Practice Period whether you attend the closing sesshin or not. 

    Thursday
    10:30am Nomon Tim Burnett

    Friday
    10:30am Shudo Chris Burkhart

    Saturday
    10:30am  Nomon Tim Burnett

    Sunday
    11:00am Shosan Dharma Questions Ceremony

    The morning talk starts at 10:40am please arrive 10 minutes early and wait in the lobby for the Ino to invite you in. Kindly remember that you are joining a silent meditation retreat.

    No pre-registration needed for public dharma talks. All are warmly invited.

    For information on registering for the 4-day sesshin these talks are a part of please see Winter Practice Period - overview & registration or glance at the Winter Practice Period - Key Dates.


    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham WA 98225
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    An important ceremony for culmination of Practice Period.

    Join us with a question from the heart to share with the sangha and receive a response from Practice Period leader and Guiding Teacher Nomon Tim Burnett at the Practice Period Closing Sesshin.

    Everyone in the Winter Practice Period is warmly encouraged to attend whether you are able to sit the sesshin or not.

    The ceremony is a heart-to-heart encounter between each Practice Period student and the teacher. Together we bring up the Dharma in this important ritual of engagement and sangha.

    For those not sitting the sesshin: please RSVP with the registration system to let us know if you're coming. The ceremony at 11am takes about an hour and is followed by lunch, social time, and cleaning up the zendo.

    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Our final closing event of Practice Period

    After the festivities the previous weekend with the Practice Period Closing Sesshin we will gather one last time on Wednesday evening to sit in circle and close the 2020 Winter Practice Period.

    Evening's Schedule
    7pm Zazen
    7:40pm kinhin
    7:50pm Closing Ceremony and Sangha Discussion
    9:00pm Refuges & close

    No registration required for this event but please register for the Practice Period. You may register for this retreat individually or use the online Practice Period Overall registration to describe your intentions for practice period and register for all of the events you will be attending.


Past events

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 Spirit Settling Ceremony: Sejiki
Sunday, October 27, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning and Harvest Potluck: October
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Jukai Sesshin and Ceremony
Friday, October 18, 2019 Sangha Trip to Buddhist Seattle
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Closing the Mountains Hike
Saturday, October 05, 2019 Sangha Work Day: October
Sunday, September 29, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: September
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Journey to the Source - hike to Nooksack Cirque
Saturday, September 21, 2019 RESCHEDULED Sangha Work Day: September
Friday, September 13, 2019 Sauk Mt. Full Moonrise Hike
Saturday, September 07, 2019 Ordination of Ryushin Kate McKenna and Chikyo Ewan Magie
Sunday, August 25, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: August
Sunday, August 18, 2019 Mountains and Rivers Hiking Retreat
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Visual Journals: Expressing Our Spiritual Selves
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 RCZC Board of Directors Meeting
Sunday, August 04, 2019 Meditation in the Old Growth
Saturday, August 03, 2019 Sangha Work Day: August
Sunday, July 28, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: July
Saturday, July 20, 2019 RESCHEDULED Sangha Work Day: July
Saturday, July 13, 2019 Opening the Mountains Hike
Sunday, June 30, 2019 Samish Island Work Sesshin with Nomon Tim Burnett
Sunday, June 30, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: June
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Dharma Songs with "Urban Monk" Marc Anderson
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Norman Fischer reading: The World Could Be Otherwise
Saturday, June 15, 2019 Samish Island Dharma Talks 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019 Samish Island Sesshin 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019 SeaTac to Samish Island Airporter Shuttle for 2019 Summer Sesshin
Sunday, June 09, 2019 What Do We Do When We Can No Longer Do What We Used to Do? An Exploration of the Bodhisattva Way
Saturday, June 08, 2019 Sangha Work Day: June
Friday, June 07, 2019 RCZC Practice Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 RCZC Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Sangha Conversation
Sunday, May 26, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: May
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Mindfulness and Intimacy with visiting teacher Ben Connolly
Saturday, May 04, 2019 Sangha Work Day: May
Friday, May 03, 2019 Zen Sewing Weekend Retreat
Sunday, April 28, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: April
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Buddha's Birthday - Potluck Dinner, Meditation, and Ceremony
Sunday, April 07, 2019 Mt. Erie Hiking Meditation
Saturday, April 06, 2019 Sangha Work Day: April
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 Zen Precepts Study Group
Monday, April 01, 2019 The Heart of Perfect Understanding (Online Class)
Sunday, March 31, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: March
Saturday, March 30, 2019 Better Angels Workshop: How to Talk Across the Political Divide
Sunday, March 17, 2019 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice in March
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Annual Sangha Meeting with the Board
Saturday, March 09, 2019 Hills and Streams Hike (Lost Lake Falls)
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 Practice Period Closing Circle
Sunday, March 03, 2019 Shuso's Dharma Inquiry Ceremony
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Practice Period Closing Sesshin
Sunday, February 24, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: February
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Parinirvana Ceremony
Monday, February 04, 2019 Introduction to Zen Meditation
Saturday, February 02, 2019 Shuso's Way Seeking Mind Talk.
Saturday, February 02, 2019 Practice Period Opening Sesshin
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Continuing our Maturity (Shuso's Class)
Sunday, January 20, 2019 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice in January
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Practice Period Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Winter Practice Period 2019 - overview & registration
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2019 Winter Practice Period - Key Dates
Saturday, January 05, 2019 Hidden Mountain Zendo Star Gazing
Monday, December 31, 2018 New Year's Eve Zen Ceremony
Saturday, December 08, 2018 Buddha's Enlightenment: Night Sit, Morning Ceremony
Thursday, December 06, 2018 Public Dharma Talks by Nomon Tim Burnett and Eko Jeff Kelley
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Rohatsu 2018 - Buddha's Enlightenment retreat
Saturday, December 01, 2018 Better Angels Skills Workshop: How to Talk Across the Political Divide with Revs. Edie Norton & Cara Tanis
Sunday, November 18, 2018 Zazenkai: a morning of silent practice in November
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Spirit Settling Ceremony
Saturday, November 03, 2018 Jukai Sesshin and Ceremony
Sunday, October 28, 2018 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning and Harvest Potluck: October
Friday, October 26, 2018 Sangha Arts Night
Monday, October 22, 2018 Compassion Cultivation Training with Nomon Tim Burnett
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Closing the Mountains Hike
Saturday, October 06, 2018 Sangha Work Day - October 6th
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Hidden Mountain Zendo Meditation Morning: September
Saturday, September 29, 2018 Zen Sewing - September 29th
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
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Zen Precepts Study Group
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
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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