Membership in the Seven Thunders organization is strictly optional–we invite non-member inquirers to attend our sittings, sesshin, and retreats.

Initially, a person may ask simply to be added to our email list.   This will entitle him/her to several mailings of our newsletter and our email notices of forthcoming events and other news.

At some point, however, inquirers may want to associate more deeply with the organization and receive the additional benefits that membership offers.  

In December each year, a mailing–by postal service or by email–will invite members to join or renew their membership. Membership is open to all persons interested in developing and continuing their contemplative prayer or Zen practice, regardless of their religious affiliation.

Dues are $30 per year. Full members are expected to participate in activities necessary to maintain the organization, including retreats, local sittings, meetings, and voluntary contributions. Members receive a $30 credit for all sesshin and retreats during the membership year along with access to additional areas of this website including the writings of our teacher, Leonard Marcel. Regardless of when membership fees are paid, they cover only the current calendar year.

Seven Thunders Membership and Donation Form:










AMOUNT ENCLOSED:     Membership fee $__________          Donation $__________

Please send this form with your check to Seven Thunders Treasurer Jenny Brausch, PO Box 3119 Albany, OR 97321. Although payment by check is preferred, you may also utilize the Seven Thunders website to pay with Paypal/credit card. Simply go to our Contribute page and click Donate.