About Membership

Membership in Compassionate Ocean Zen Center is an expression of support for the purpose and programs of the Center.

The Center is dedicated to the central practice of awakening. We offer mindfulness courses, community practice gatherings, retreats, and other activities to deepen the integration of meditation practice and beneficial action into our daily lives.

Sangha is a term used in the Buddhist tradition to refer to a community of people gathered together to practice Dharma, the way of truth and wholeness. Participation in the Compassionate Ocean Sangha is open to everyone who wishes to come together for this purpose. Our practice is in the Zen Buddhist tradition, incorporating Soto Zen and Thich Nhat Hanh styles.

Membership is encouraged for all who participate on an ongoing basis, as well as those who simply would like to help make possible the continued existence of the Center. Membership dues help defray the various expenses associated with the Center’s programs, including teacher support, mailings and promotion, building expenses, supplies, equipment, etc. Members receive discounts on many program fees.

Those wishing to become a member are asked to fill out a pledge form. Please see below. 

Membership information and pledge form (PDF) to print and mail. 

Become a member online. Membership is listed in the Contributions section of the online form. 


Compassionate Ocean Zen Center

652 17th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone: 612-781-7640

Email: admin@OceanDharma.org

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