September 2017 Newsletter

September 2017 Newsletter

  • “Makoto” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Greg Smith, reviewing two recent half-day board retreats
  • Off the Cushion Column: “Confluence” by Mike Seely
  • June CIR 2017 Recap: “Birds and Bullfrogs” by Nancy Roberts
  • Summer Sesshin 2017 Recap: “Forever in a Moment” by Leanne Latterell

February 2017 Newsletter

February 2017 Newsletter

  • “The True Eye” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Greg Smith, giving gratitude to members & upcoming volunteer work
  • “Untitled” by Brother Mark
  • “Rohatsu Sesshin, December 2016” recap by Céline Mattersdorf
  • “October Kosesshin in Photos” & recap by Mike Seely & Teresa Marcel
  • “Bend Retreat In October, 2016” recap by Denise Feinberg
  • Off the Cushion: “Taking Refuge in the Classroom” by Kailyn Kent

September 2016 Newsletter

September 2016 Newsletter

  • “On Sacred Places and Forgiveness” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Greg Smith, recapping the general member’s meeting
  • “Untitled” by Brother Mark
  • “Summer Sesshin: A Flower in the Garden” recap by Josh Shindler
  • “June CIR: A Time of Deepening Practice” recap by Matthew McTigue
  • Off the Cushion: “The Upper Room” by Doug Speers
  • Excerpt from “The Problem of Evil” by Norman Fischer

May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter

  • “Faith & Practice” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Greg Smith, on receiving Gilhousen grant & changes to membership & retreat costs
  • “Milestones” by Brother Mark
  • “Spring Sesshin: A Different View” recap by Dan Dickinson
  • Off the Cushion: “Beyond Barriers” by Naheed Brown

Autumn 2015 Newsletter

Autumn 2015 Newsletter

  • “Intention” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Greg Smith, celebrating members’ service & anniversaries
  • “Untitled” from Brother Mark
  • Summer Sesshin 2015 recap by Lisa Rosser
  • “A Very Hot June CIR” recap by Nancy Roberts
  • Off the Cushion: “Autumn’s Threshold” by Matthew McTigue
  • “Towards a Social Dharma: Caring for Our Common Home, Our True Body” by Hazan Alan Senauke

Summer 2015 Newsletter

Summer 2015 Newsletter

  • “The Sound of God” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President: Rhythm & Rituals” by Mike Seely
  • “Not This!” and “Humor As Teacher” by Brother Mark
  • “Spring Sesshin at Stones & Clouds” recap by Paul Birkeland and Lisa Unger
  • Off the Cushion: “Anxiety, Eternal Spring, and Dementia” by Nancy O’Connor
  • “Contemplating: I AM the Gate…” by Lisa Rosser

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Winter 2015 Newsletter

  • “Beyond Speech and Silence” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President: Silence & Contemplation at Bethany House” by Mike Seely
  • “Autumnal Kosesshin at Stones & Clouds” recap
  • “Winter CIR at the Abbey” January CIR recap by Joshua Lipps
  • Off the Cushion: “Loving Each Note Completely” by Greg Smith

Autumn 2014 Newsletter

Autumn 2014 Newsletter

  • “Life as Love” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President” by Mike Seely, concerning development of the website and ethics statement
  • “Untitled” by Brother Mark
  • Seven Thunders General Meeting recap by Joshua Lipps
  • Off the Cushion: “Medi(t)ation” by Scott Bellows

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Summer 2014 Newsletter

  • “Hekiganroku Case 41: The Great Death” by Leonard Marcel
  • “A Letter from the President: Annual Seven Thunders General Meeting” by Mike Seely
  • “Untitled” by Brother Mark
  • “Spring Sesshin at McKenzie Bridge” recap by Dan Dickinson
  • En Memorium: “Founding Member Tom Currans 1933-2014” by Jane Huyer
  • Off the Cushion: “Contemplating Color” by Teresa D. Marcel
  • “Mountains Walking” by Le Ann Nail
  • “Death Poem” by Baiseki, trans. Dr. Furuta Shoten
  • “Letter of Zen Master Ta Hui to Liu Yen-Chung” trans. J.C. Cleary
  • “The Point of Zazen” by Zen Master Dogen, trans. Kazuaki Tanahashi
  • “Haiku” by Joshua Lipps
  • “This is It” by James Broughton