Compassionate Ocean Zen Center

652 17th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55447

Phone: 612-781-7640



All gatherings take place at Compassionate Ocean Zen Center, ​652 17th Avenue NE, Minneapolis​, MN 55413, unless otherwise noted.

Fall Zendo Music Night


Part of our ongoing series highlighting highly acclaimed  and/or local musicians performing in our intimate zendo space.

Featuring local band The Gated Community

Friday, October 11, 2019

Doors open: 7pm / Music: 7:30pm

All are welcome - Admission by donation

The Gated Community is a local country/bluegrass/Americana band with rick influences. Their repertoire is almost completely original, but also includes a large number of heavily reworked covers. The songs address the four universal, Platonic themes of love, art, politics and science. The instrumentation is eclectic, sometimes accenting the electrical, sometimes the mechanical, sometimes the petrochemical. 

Previous Events 

August Zendo Music Night

Iceblink, Minneapolis band making dreamlike compositions

Nadia Hulett, sound meditation

Friday, August 16, 2019

June Zendo Music Night

William Keats Lang, trombonist

Lip Gym, improvising wind ensemble

Friday, June 28, 2019

Spring Zendo Music Night

Jarrelle Barton, guzheng

Michelle Kinney & Leila Awadallah, cello & dance

Friday, April 19, 2019

Winter Zendo Music Night

Lydia Liza, singer/songwriter (performing two solo acoustic mini-sets)

plus Evans, Harada, Zahller, and Savot String Quartet

Friday, January 25, 2019