These retreats are open to community members as well as others who have had some experience with Buddhist practice and meditation. Each retreat offers an extended opportunity to settle the mind and body and open to the deep wisdom of human life. These retreats are excellent opportunities to strengthen and deepen the practice of presence, including benefiting from the support of others.

Weekend Sesshins at Compassionate Ocean


       Fall 2021

  • F̶r̶i̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶S̶e̶p̶t̶.̶ ̶2̶4̶ ̶7̶:̶0̶0̶ ̶P̶.̶M̶.̶–̶S̶u̶n̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶S̶e̶p̶t̶.̶ ̶2̶6̶ ̶1̶1̶:̶1̶5̶ ̶A̶.̶M̶.̶   (Delayed to October)

  • Friday, Oct. 29 7:00 P.M.–Sunday, Oct.31 11:15 A.M.



  • Wednesday, Dec. 1 7:00 P.M.–Wednesday, Dec. 8 11:00 A.M.

       Winter 2022

  • TBD


Led by Joen & Michael O'Neal

These practice events will include sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk, body practice, and a work period. There will also be an opportunity to meet with a teacher.

Fee: $50 (members: $45) 

Includes vegetarian meals. Register at least one week in advance online (Retreats are listed in the Retreats Fees section of the online form), or by calling the Center: 612-781-7640. 

Mindfulness One-Day Retreat 

This retreat is open to all current participants in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. 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. 

Saturday, Nov. 6, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Registration Information

Enrollment for retreats is limited, and early registration is encouraged. 

Register online. The retreats are listed in the Retreats Fees section of the online form.