Buddhist Studies

Winter 2021: Let the Flower of Your Life Force Bloom

To fully understand human life, you have to go deep into you and see human life more deeply. The depth of life is your destination, but don’t attach to it. Just constantly try to deepen your life. This is spiritual life. Through spiritual practice you can deepen your life  -

you can really know what is at the bottom of human life…. So let’s learn who we are.                                                                                                                                                                                 ~Dainin Katagiri 

The Light that Shines through Infinity


Taught by Genpo Michael O'Neal and Joen O’Neal

This course will be a careful examination of Zen teachings expressed by Dainin Katagiri Roshi in his book, The Light that Shines through Infinity.

The primary focus will be on Eight Awarenesses of Enlightened Beings, a teaching attributed to the Buddha. According to Katagiri Roshi, "There are eight, but each one contains all the others, so by practicing any one of them we can learn the meaning of effort, mindfulness, oneness, and silence as aspects of enlightenment." 

Dainin Katagiri Roshi was the root teacher of Michael and Joen O'Neal and one of the most influential Zen teachers in the West. Copies of the course text will be mailed out as needed to course participants.

Registration Information

Wednesdays, January 20 - March 10 (eight sessions) (#B96)

7:00-9:00 P.M.

$185 (members $165) (people who already have the text may deduct $15 from course fee)

Note that this course will be conducted online via the video-conferencing platform, Zoom.

Member rates apply to members of all local Buddhist centers. Reduced fees are offered as needed; please contact the Center at (612) 781-7640.

Enrollment for classes is limited, and early registration is encouraged. You may print and mail a registration form or register online.

Register online. The classes are listed in the Program Fees section of the online form.

Printable registration form (PDF) to print and mail.


Compassionate Ocean Zen Center

652 17th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone: 612-781-7640

Email: admin@OceanDharma.org

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