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, April 24, May 22
No fee; register in advance by phone or email.
Note that our gatherings will take place on Zoom for the time-being
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Total Dynamic Living: Introductory Program in Mindfulness
Online class via Zoom
Tuesdays, 6:30– 9:00 pm
June 23 - August 11
This class includes a one-day
retreat on Saturday, August 8
Everybody Has a Light - Zen and the Energy of Life
Online class via Zoom
Wednesdays, April 8 - May 27
Mondays, April 20 & 27, 7-9 P.M.
A two-class introduction to Zen meditation and related practices.
This mini-course will take place on Zoom.
No fee; pre-registration required.
Weekend Sesshins at Compassionate Ocean
Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3
Meditation & Gatherings
Weekly Gatherings- Meditation & Dharma Talks
Open Meditation Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings (via Zoom, starting April 6)
Thursday evenings (via Zoom, starting April 9):
Orientation to Zen Meditation
Sunday mornings (suspended indefinitely)
Sunday Morning Gatherings:
9:00–11:15 A.M (via Zoom starting April 5)
Friday Morning Gatherings:
9:30–11:00 A.M. (suspended indefinitely)
Introduction to Zen Practice
Position Opening: Admin. Director
Detailed information will be posted at a later date