The next kosesshin at Stones & Clouds will take place September 27- 29, 2019. It will begin Friday, September 27, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., continue Saturday, September 28, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and conclude Sunday, September 29, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. This kosesshin will be co-led by Leonard Marcel and guest teacher Lee Ann Nail, Diamond Sangha and Maria Kannon zen teacher.

Retreat Fee:

Kosesshin: $75 members, $95 non-members. Includes all meals (vegetarian) on Saturday and Sunday breakfast. The full retreat fee is required with your registration. Should you need to cancel, all but $25 will be refunded for cancellation requests received by retreat coordinator on or before September 6; half the fee ($37) will be refunded if received by September 13; no refund in the last week before the retreat.

You will receive a confirmation from the registrar. If for any reason you find the full fee a barrier to attending, please contact the registrar requesting a scholarship. Affordability need not be a deterrent to attendance. Full or partial scholarships are almost always available for Seven Thunders members. Donations for such scholarships are both appreciated and tax-deductible. 

Retreat details:

Space is limited to a maximum of 16. Additional applicants will be waitlisted in case of cancellations. This is a non-residential retreat. For non-commuter participants, limited accommodations in members’ homes may be available. Information about local accommodations and carpooling will be sent to out-of-town registrants upon request after receiving your registration and deposit. As always, total silence will be observed for the entire kosesshin. 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 kosesshin. 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.

Retreat Registration:

Online registration: CLICK HERE

Mail-in registration: Please complete the registration form and either send a check (payable to Seven Thunders) to retreat organizer and registrar Teresa Marcel, 1333 Skyland Drive. Lake Oswego, OR 97034. 

Questions? Please contact Teresa Marcel at 503.636.9009 or tdmarcel@ mac.com