Calendar & Practice

Sati Practice Calendar 2024

Sunday Morning Practice in Mount Vernon

We meet every Sunday morning 10am-12pm in the Lido Building, Suite B1.
The address is 300 S. 1 st Street. We are adjacent to the Skagit Valley Food Co-op.

There is free parking behind the building. Please enter the building through the back entrance.

All are welcome!
For more information, please contact us at

If it is your first time practicing with us, please arrive 10 minutes early for a brief orientation

Quiet Day of Practice – Mount Vernon

Sunday, April 28, 2024 from 10 am – 4 pm

We continue to offer Quiet Days of Practice in the Lido Building in Mount Vernon. (Suite B1, 300 S.1st Street, Mount Vernon. We are adjacent to the Skagit Valley Food Co-op. There is free parking behind the building.)  

On Quiet Days, we practice sitting and walking meditation, a formal meal at mid-day, and outdoor walking meditation in the beauty of the forest. There will be a Dharma talk offered by our teacher. We end our day together with a guided relaxation or qi gong practice, and reading of the sutras or precept recitation. It is an invitation to simply be present with all that is, resting deeply in just this moment.

Please bring a vegetarian sack lunch.

The cost for the day is $50, plus dana for the teachings.

Please register in advance at

All are welcome – no experience necessary.

Walking the Path of Non-Harming

September 13-20, 2024

In-Person Retreat at Camp Indianola 

Led by Dharma Teacher Kate Marchevskova

How do we live in this world filled with suffering, anger and despair, with the fires of birth and death constantly raging?  

On this 7-day silent, in-person retreat, we will take up the Discourse on the 8 Realizations of Great Beings as we explore how to keep our hearts open and our minds free in the midst of chaos and confusion.

Retreat fee: We offer two options. Select the fee most appropriate for your personal situation.

$700 + Dana; or 

$850 + Dana (Generosity Tier)

To register, follow these two steps:

1. Fill out the registration form.

2. Send the retreat fee via Paypal or mail a check made out to Mountain Lamp Community to:

300 S. 1st Street, Ste. B1, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 

Space is limited. Registration closes on August 30 or until capacity is reached. 

Please contact for more information.

Zen Practice

Jack’s Schedule 2024

Retreat / Intensive

March 27-31Steep Mountain Hybrid RetreatFullSpokane Zen Center
April 18-21Diamond Sangha Teacher Circle meeting8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
UTC Time
June 5-9Thick Grasses Retreat(Zoom & In-Person)
July 25-28
Wren Ridge RetreatIn-Person Retreat – Full Time
October 30 – Nov. 3Black Mountain RetreatHybrid Zoom RetreatSusan Gray,
Nov. 30 – Dec. 8Winter Bones Retreat – Followed by Jukai CeremonyZoom


First Saturday of the MonthHybrid – Zazen, Teisho and Dokusan9:00 am – 12:00 pmHosted by: Spokane Zen Center
Contact Hal Rowe (
Monthly Sunday Zazenkai in BellinghamIn-Person – Zazen, Teisho and DokusanTBALisa (