The Silent Thunder Order has an extensive network of affiliates across North America, as shown in the map below.  Check out the links below the map and/or the Affiliates menu tabs for each affiliate to see more.



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  • Atlanta Soto Zen Center – Atlanta, Georgiasangha-5
  • Auburn Zen Group - Auburn, Alabama
  • Atlantic Soto Zen Center – 3584 Prospect Road, White's Lake, Nova Scotia B3T 1Z3 
  • Contact Tesshin James Smith at 902-852-4323 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Emory Zen – Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Falmouth Soto Zen Sangha (FSZS), Falmouth MA. Contact Sangaku Dan Joslyn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Iqaluit Soto Zen Group / Groupe Zen Sôtô d'Iqaluit - Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. Contact Shogon Franois at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Kennesaw Zen Group - Unity Christ Church, 2871 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144
    Wednesday 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Contact: Jon Sodos 404-788-5733 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Memphis Zen Community – Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mission Mountain Zen, www.missionmountainzen.org. - Dayton Montana, Wednesdays 7 to 9pm, Contact Zenku Jerry Smyers 847-721-0665 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Nashville Zen Center - Nashville, Tennessee
  • Ottowa Soto Zazen - Ottowa Canada. Contact Yoki Don Lounder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Southwind Sangha Soto Zen Association – Wichita, Kansas
  • Wiregrass Soto Zen Group – Headland, Alabama.   Contact Frederic Lecut. Telephone (334) 798 1639: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Zen Group of Chattanooga – Chattanooga, Tennessee
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