June Virtual Contemplative Intensive Retreat

Zoom Link TBA

June 26th and 27th, 2020
Friday from 8:45am to 9pm
Saturday from 8:45am to 5pm

This virtual retreat is open only to those who register in advance.
To register, follow the instructions below.

Liturgy link to be posted later or distributed via email.
Schedule to be posted later or distributed vial email.

About the Retreat:

As have all other Seven Thunders activities, the Contemplative Intensive Retreat (CIR) usually held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey in June has been changed to a virtual retreat on Zoom. 
Sr. Joan Saalfeld, SNJM, will lead the retreat, present talks and offer interviews. Sr. Joan Saalfeld is a member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, a retired professor of literature, and is currently living in West Linn, Oregon. She has studied and practiced Zen and Christian Contemplation for over 40 years, first with Robert Aitken Roshi, then with Willigis Jaeger, OSB, Roshi, and lastly with Pat Hawk, C.Ss.R., Roshi, who encouraged her to be a teacher in our Contemplative Intensive Retreats.  She has been doing so since 2012.
The retreat will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, and from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. You will sit in your own space, access the retreat via Zoom on your own device and provide your own meals. Once your registration has been received and accepted, you will be sent a link for the retreat as well as a PDF containing the retreat schedule and all retreat prayers. 

How to Register:

The retreat is open to a maximum of 12 attendees, and the total fee is $75 for Seven Thunders members, $105 for non-members. Please notify registrar Jenny Brausch at [email protected] of your intention to attend this retreat. You may then register by sending your check to: 

Jenny Brausch, P.O. Box 3119, Albany, OR 97321

Or, you may pay the fee online by clicking on the ‘Contribute’ tab and following the donation process, leaving a note in the last window saying that this is your CIR fee payment.)

Return Policy

 Fees are payable in full to confirm your registration. Should you need to cancel, all but $30 will be refunded for cancellation requests received by retreat registrar on or before June 12; half the fee ($38/$53) will be refunded if received by June 19; no refund in the last week before the retreat. Partial scholarships are available to Seven Thunders members. Registrations will be made in the order received by registrar.