An Invitation

I climb the road to Cold Mountain,
he road to Cold Mountain
that never ends.
The valleys are long and strewn
with stones,
The streams broad
and banked with thick grass.
Moss is slippery, though no
rain has fallen;
Pines sigh, 
but it isn’t the wind.
Who can break
from the snares of the world
and sit wth me
among the white clouds?

     (T’ang dynasty 618-906)



We are an organization formed to support growth towards a deepening spiritual awareness and appreciation of life. Each of us has a unique path and we benefit from teachers and companions along the Way. We offer multi-day contemplative retreats and zen sesshins throughout the year, and have weekly meditation opportunities. In addition to this website, we electronically publish a newsletter three times a year and we maintain a list serve to keep members informed of Seven Thunders developments.

Scheduled Sittings and Retreats

Portland Area Sittings
-Monday Evening Zazen at Stones and Clouds Zendo 7:00-8:30 pm
- First Saturday Sitting at the Trappist Abbey, 8:45 till noon
Click here for more information, Sittings page
- Next First Saturday: March 7

See Sittings Page for other sittings sponsored by Seven Thunders

Zazenkai, Saturday, March 21
   Stones and Clouds Zendo, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
   Kindly notify Leonard Marcel ( so that a place can be reserved for you.
   Book Study follows; click here for more information

Zen Sesshin and Contemplative Intensive Retreats (CIRs)
   Go to Retreats Page for Information and registration forms
   -Zen Sesshin at Mckenzie Bridge, April 12-16
   -CIR at Trappist Abbey, June 25-28
   -Zen Sesshin at Stones and Clouds, July 14-18



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Coming Up

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
Stones and Clouds
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:45am
Trappist Abbey
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:00am
At Stones & Clouds
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00pm


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