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.
For a Future to be Possible
Facing Climate Change
This monthly series of events is focused on the unfolding crisis of climate disruption and the many issues related to it, including what we can do.
Fridays, Nov. 22 & Dec. 20
No fee; register in advance by phone or email
Saturday Nov. 23, 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Total Dynamic Living: Introductory Program in Mindfulness
Tuesdays, 6:30– 9:00 pm
Jan. 21 - March 10
Thursdays, 6:30– 9:00 pm
Jan. 23 - March 12
Both classes include a one-day
retreat on Saturday, March 7
Mindful Speech and Deep Listening
Wednesdays, Jan. 22 - March 11
7:00– 9:00 P.M.
Meditation & Gatherings
Weekly Gatherings- Meditation & Dharma Talks
Open Meditation Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings:
Orientation to Zen Meditation
Sunday, Sept. 22 to Sunday, Dec. 15
Includes the fall Buddhist Studies class & Rohatsu sesshin.
Sunday Morning Gatherings:
Friday Morning Gatherings:
Sunday, Dec. 1, 9:00 A.M. -
Sunday, Dec. 8, 11:00 A.M.