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 w
th me among the white clouds?
     (T’ang dynasty 618-906)


Welcome to Seven Thunders Online

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

Sittings in the Portland Area
See Offerings page for details
- Zazen at Stones and Clouds zendo, Monday Evenings, 7:00 pm
- Next "First Saturday Sitting" at the Trappist Abbey is November 1st
- Other sittings in Corvallis, Olympia, Port Angeles and Redmond - 

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Coming Up

Monday evening zazen
October 20th
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Stones and Clouds

Monday evening zazen
October 27th
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Stones and Clouds

First Saturday Sitting
November 1st
Trappist Abbey
Arrive at 8:15 for orientation

November 14-16
Stones and Clouds