An Invitation

I climb the road to Cold Mountain,
he road to Cold Mountain
that never ends.
The valleys are long and strewn
with stones,
The streams broad
and banked with thick grass.
Moss is slippery, though no
rain has fallen;
Pines sigh, 
but it isn’t the wind.
Who can break
from the snares of the world
and sit wth me
among the white clouds?

     (T’ang dynasty 618-906)



We are an organization formed to support growth towards a deepening spiritual awareness and appreciation of life. Each of us has a unique path and we benefit from teachers and companions along the Way. We offer multi-day contemplative retreats and zen sesshins throughout the year, and have weekly meditation opportunities. In addition to this website, we electronically publish a newsletter three times a year and we maintain a list serve to keep members informed of Seven Thunders developments.

Scheduled Sittings and Retreats

Portland Area Sittings
-Monday Evening Zazen at Stones and Clouds Zendo 7:00-8:30 pm
-- First Saturday Sitting at the Trappist Abbey, 8:45 till noon
Click here for more information, Sittings page

Next "First Saturday": December 5th

See Sittings Page for other sittings sponsored by Seven Thunders

Zen Sesshin and Contemplative Intensive Retreats (CIRs)

Rohatsu Sesshin at Stones and Clouds, December 4-8

Contemplative Intensive at the Trappist Abbey, January 28-31

Zen Sesshin at Stones & Clouds, April 13-17 

Note to Members who have access to the Members-Only area of this website:  you can find complete descriptions of our offerings in the latest issue of the Newsletter.

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Coming Up

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
Stones & Clouds
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 7:00pm
Stones & Clouds
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 8:45am
Trappist Abbey
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
Stones and Clouds
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 7:00pm
Stones and Clouds


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