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 at the same time 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.  We encourage you to renew your membership -- or join us -- if you have not done so for 2017. 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 2017 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 and click on the Contribute tab.

Coming Up

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:45am
Trappist Abbey
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
Stones & Clouds
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Stones & Clouds
Saturday, February 16, 2019 -
8:45am to 3:30pm
Stones and Clouds Zendo
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
Stones & Clouds


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