Compassionate Ocean Zen Center

652 17th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55447

Phone: 612-781-7640


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Classes

Total Dynamic Living: Introductory Program in Mindfulness

Total Dynamic Living is a thorough, well-structured introduction to mindfulness practice in everyday life. It follows the nationally acclaimed MBSR model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, presenting mindfulness as a universal practice for people of any religious background.

The program includes instruction and practice in sitting meditation, gentle yoga, body awareness meditation, and daily-life applications of mindfulness. It also includes information about stress and relaxation. The program enables participants to develop their own base in mindfulness practice integrated into everyday life.

The course includes eight weekly classes, an individual interview with the instructor, a Saturday retreat, the book Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn, four mp3s, and handouts.

The course fee is $330, including materials. 27 CEUs are available for all courses. Payment plans and some scholarship aid are available. Please contact the Center to discuss.

Total Dynamic Living One-Day Retreats

This retreat is open to all current participants in Total Dynamic Living courses. It is also open to graduates of past Total Dynamic Living courses on a donation basis. People not enrolled in a current course should call the Center in advance to reserve a space.

Registration Information

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

Printable registration form (PDF) to print and mail.

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

Class Schedules

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Total Dynamic Living: Introductory Program
in Mindfulness
Winter 2020

Session 1

#602 Minneapolis: 
Tuesdays, Jan. 21 - March 10
6:30 - 9:00 P.M. 
Instructor: Joen O'Neal
Location: Compassionate Ocean Zen Center 
652 17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis
(in the Northeast Arts District)

Session 2

#283 St. Paul:
Thursdays,  Jan. 23 - March 12
6:30 - 9:00 P.M.
Instructor: Amy Knox & Lisa Mesick
Location: Clouds in Water Zen Center,

445 Farrington St., St. Paul (near Hwy 94 & Marion St. exit)

NOTE: Both classes include a one-day retreat on Saturday, March 7, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Continuing Education Units

27 CEUS are available for educators, nurses, social workers, and psychologists.


The fee for the eight-week course is $330 ($295 tuition plus $35 materials fee). The course includes an individual interview, eight classes, an in-town Saturday retreat, a book, four mp3s, and handouts.



The registration form is available here for printing and mailing or register online (in the Program Fees section).