Meditation & Gatherings


Compassionate Ocean Sangha (community) is a group practicing in the Buddhist mindfulness traditions of Soto Zen and Thich Nhat Hanh. Throughout the year we have weekly gatherings that include sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks and discussions, mindful movement, chanting and singing, and other spiritual practices. Dharma talks focus on aspects of Buddhist teaching and their application to everyday life.

Everyone is invited to participate in our sangha gatherings. There are no prerequisites to participate, and people are welcome to come when they wish. There is no fee; donations are welcome.

Weekly Gatherings - Meditation and Dharma Talks

Our Sunday morning sangha gathering is currently held via Zoom. We plan to return to in-person programming at our Center in September.  Please Contact Us for Zoom sign-in information. 

Sunday Morning Gatherings: 9:00–11:15 A.M. (via Zoom)
9:00 sitting, 9:25 walking, 9:35 sitting, 10:00 dharma talk and discussion,
11:15 ending.

Open Meditation Schedule

For the time being, our meditation sessions will be conducted online via Zoom. Please Contact Us for Zoom sign-in information. 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings: 7:00–8:00 A.M. (via Zoom)
7:00 A.M. zazen (sitting), 7:40 chanting, 8:00 ending.

Fall Reopening

We are excited to announce that we plan to return to in-person programming at our Center in September! We will celebrate with a special reopening event: a meditation gathering and Dharma Talk on Sunday, September 12th, beginning at 9:00 A.M.

This event will include a special refreshment treat and time to re-connect with each other after our long period of not being together in person.

Stay tuned for more details. Whatever COVID guidelines are appropriate for the fall will be followed. Individuals who are unable to attend in-person are invited to participate remotely. We plan to continue to provide a Zoom option for meditation gatherings for the foreseeable future.