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

Sittings in the Portland Area
See What We Offer page for details
- Zazen at Stones and Clouds zendo, Monday Evenings, 7:00 pm
- Next "First Saturday Sitting" at the Trappist Abbey is February 7th

Zazenkai at Stones and Clouds
The next Zazenkai will be held at Stones and Clouds zendo on Saturday, February 21st, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
A book study follows zazen.  See What we Offer page for details.

- Other Seven Thunders sittings in Corvallis, Olympia, Port Angeles and Redmond - see Sittings Page

Zen Sesshin and Contemplative Intensive Retreats

- Winter CIR at the Trappist Abbey, 29 January 2015 to 1 February.
  (See What We Offer page)
- Spring Sesshin at McKenzie Bridge, April 12-16

- CIR at Trappist Abbey, June 25-28
- Summer Sesshin at Stones and Clouds, July 14-18

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Coming Up

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 5:00pm to Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 1:00pm
Trappist Abbey
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
Stones and Clouds
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 8:45am
Trappist Abbey
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 7:00pm


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