Rohatsu Sesshin

Rohatsu Sesshin

Details have not yet been announced for the 2019 Rohatsu sesshin. Below is the announcement and information for the 2018 Rohatsu sesshin. 


The 2018 Seven Thunders Zen Rohatsu Sesshin will be held at the Stones and Clouds Zendo in Lake Oswego, OR, from Tuesday, December 4, at 5 p.m. until Sunday, December 9, at 10 a.m.. Sesshin will be led by Leonard Marcel. Registration deadline is November 20. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis. As this sesshin is usually well subscribed, early registration and payment are encouraged. Part-time attendance will be possible.

Space is limited to a maximum of 16. Additional applicants will be wait-listed in case of cancellations. Sesshin fee is $270 (member rate $240) and includes all meals (vegetarian). Non-members may choose to join Seven Thunders (dues are $30). They then quality for the member rate at this and other Seven Thunders regular retreats and sesshin through the remainder of that calendar year.

Full payment is due upon registration. Should you need to cancel, all but $25 is refundable until November 20; after that date all but $100 is refundable. You will receive a confirmation from the registrar. If for any reason you find the full fee a barrier to attending, please check the box on the registration form requesting a scholarship or contact the registrar. Affordability need not be a deterrent to attendance. Full or partial scholarships are available to Seven Thunders members. Donations for such scholarships are both appreciated and tax- deductible.

This is a non-residential retreat. For non- commuter participants, information about local accommodations is available. Limited accommodations in members’ homes may also be available. Information about local accommodations and carpooling will be sent to out-of-town registrants upon receiving your registration and deposit.

As always, total silence will be observed for the entire sesshin. All attending are required to participate fully in the daily sitting and work schedule, including cleanup at the end of the retreat. You are asked to wear plain conservative clothing of dark or subdued color during sesshin. No shorts or sleeveless tops, please. Zabutons, zafus, low and high benches will be provided, but if you have a favorite zafu or bench (no chairs) please feel free to bring it.

To register for the retreat, complete this form and send it with your deposit to retreat organizer and registrar: Teresa Marcel, 1333 Skyland Drive. Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Please make checks payable to Seven Thunders. Alternatively, you may e-mail your registration to the registrar and pay the deposit/fee online.

Questions? Please contact Teresa Marcel at 503.636.9009 or [email protected]