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

Sunday morning gatherings will not be held August 8–September 5.


Programming will continue via Zoom indefinitely.​ Monitor our homepage for reopening updates.

Sunday Morning Gatherings: 9:00–11:15 A.M. (in-person and 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

Once it is safe to do so, we look forward to celebrating with a special reopening event: a Sunday morning meditation gathering and Dharma talk. This event will also include a special refreshment treat and time to re-connect with each other after our long period of not being together in person. 

Individuals who are unable to attend in-person are invited to participate via Zoom, which we plan to continue offering for most activities for the foreseeable future.