Mondays–Fridays, 7:00–8:00 A.M.
Sundays, 9:00–11:15 A.M.
June 9–July 28 (Wednesdays 7:00–P.M.)
Aug. 30 –Sept. 6
Sunday, Sept. 12 (9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.)
Sept. 21–Nov. 9 (Tuesdays 6:30–9:00 P.M.)
Sept. 22–Nov. 10 (Wednesdays 7:00–P.M.)
Monday, Sept. 27 & Oct. 4, (7:00–9:00 P.M.)
Compassionate Ocean Zen Center is dedicated to the central practice of awakening. The activities of the Center cultivate awareness of the essential beauty and dignity of life coming from full engagement with life-as-it-is.
Compassionate Ocean Zen Center is named after Jikai Dainin Katagiri Roshi, the root teacher of Joen and Michael O’Neal. Jikai, Compassionate Ocean, refers to reality itself, which always holds us and bathes us with compassion. Even though we may not be aware of it, even though we may be experiencing a lot of suffering, still we are held in the great ocean of Buddha’s compassion.
The Center offers programs in Zen practice and study as well as programs in mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
A Thorough Introduction to Mindfulness Practice
Tuesdays, September 21–November 9
This class includes a one-day
retreat on Saturday, November 6.
What is Buddha?
Online class via Zoom
Wednesdays, June 9–July 28
Buddhist Studies Course
Wednesdays, September 22–November 10
Meditation & Gatherings
Weekly Gatherings- Meditation & Dharma Talks
Sunday Morning Gatherings (via Zoom)
Open Meditation Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings (via Zoom)
All programming is currently held via Zoom. We plan to return to in-person programming at our Center in September.
Please contact us for Zoom sign-in information.
Stay tuned for more details.
Whatever COVID guidelines are appropriate for the fall will be followed. Individuals who are unable to attend in-person are invited to participate remotely. We plan to continue to provide a Zoom option for meditation gatherings for the foreseeable future.