Welcome

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

Summer 2021 Newsletter now available

In this issue:

  • Zen in the Time of Zoom

  • 2021 Spring Appeal letter

  • Summer Programs 2021

  • Meet Our 2021 Board of Directors

  • Meet our New Staff Member

  • Photos

Program Highlights

All Programming will be conducted online via the video-conferencing platform Zoom.

You can find more information on how to use Zoom here

Please Contact Us for Zoom sign-in information. 

Classes

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
A Thorough Introduction to Mindfulness Practice

Spring 2021

Online class via Zoom

   Tuesdays, April 6–May 25

   6:30–9:00 P.M.

   

   This class includes  a one-day

   retreat on Saturday, May 22

Summer 2021

Online class via Zoom

   Tuesdays, June 8–July 27

   6:30–9:00 P.M.

   

   This class includes  a one-day

   retreat on Saturday, July 24

Buddhist Studies

The Spiritual Mirror

Spring 2021

Online class via Zoom

Wednesdays, March 31–May 19

7:00–9:00 P.M.

What is Buddha?

Summer 2021

Online class via Zoom

Wednesdays, June 9–July 28

7:00–9:00 P.M.

Meditation & Gatherings

Weekly Gatherings- Meditation & Dharma Talks

Sunday Morning Gatherings (via Zoom)

9:00–11:15 A.M

Open Meditation Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings (via Zoom)

 7:00–8:00 A.M.

Please Contact Us for Zoom sign-in information