Compassionate Ocean Zen Center is dedicated to the central practice of awakening for the benefit of all. The activities of the Center cultivate awareness of the essential beauty and dignity of life coming from full engagement with life-as-it-is.
Compassionate Ocean Zen Center is named after Jikai Dainin Katagiri Roshi, the root teacher of Joen and Michael O’Neal. Jikai (Compassionate Ocean) refers to reality itself, which always holds us and bathes us with compassion. Even in times of great suffering, we are held in the great ocean of Buddha’s compassion.
The Center offers programs in Zen practice and study. We also offer the nationally-acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program quarterly.
Sunday Meditation & Dharma Talk
Sundays, 9:00–11:15 A.M.
Weekday Morning Meditation
Mondays–Fridays, 7:00–8:00 A.M.
Introduction to Mindfulness Courses (MBSR)
Spring: Tuesdays, Mar. 28–May 16 (6:30–9:00 P.M.)
Summer: Tuesdays, Jun. 6 - Aug. 1 (6:30–9:00 P.M.)
Spring: Wednesdays, Mar. 29–May 17 (7:00–9:00 P.M.)
Summer: Wednesdays, Jun. 7–Jul. 26 (7:00–9:00 P.M.)
Friday, March 24–Sunday, Mar. 26
Friday. April 28–Sunday, Apr. 30
Welcome Session for New People
Sunday, March 26 (9:00–11:15 A.M.)
Sunday, April 30 (9:00–11:15 A.M.)
Introduction to Zen Practice Mini-Course
Mondays, March 13 & 26 (7:00–9:00 P.M.)
Mondays, May 15 & 22 (7:00–9:00 P.M.)
Art-A-Whirl Weekend Open House
NOTE: Winter Parking Restrictions are in effect in Minneapolis until April 1. Parking is not permitted on the EVEN numbered side of streets. Please park on the far side of the street, across from Compassionate Ocean.
Administrative Director Position Opening
Soon we will be posting a position description for a half-time Administrative Director for Compassionate Ocean. Please check back for more information.
We are open for in-person activities.
Many activities will continue to be offered by Zoom as well.
Everyone is welcome to attend Sunday and Weekday gatherings. Pre-registration is required for courses and sesshins.
Full COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) is strongly recommended.
Masks are required while inside the building.
Please do not visit if you are feeling ill.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
This course will be held in-person at the Center, with an option for remote participation via Zoom if requested.
Jun. 7–Jul. 26
Wednesdays, Jun. 7–Jul. 26