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.
Fall 2023 Newsletter
Now Available Online
Jan. 15 & 22
Mar. 4 & 11
Winter: Jan. 23 ~ Mar. 12
Spring: Apr. 2 ~ May 21
Winter: Jan. 24 ~ Mar. 13
Spring: Apr. 3 ~ May 22
Sundays, 9:00–11:15 a.m.
Jan. 14, 9:00–11:15 a.m.
Mar. 17, 9:00–11:15 a.m.
Mondays–Fridays, 7:00–8:00 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 26–Sunday, Jan. 28
Friday, Feb. 23–Sunday, Feb. 25
Friday, Mar. 22–Sunday, Mar. 24
We are open for in-person activities.
Many activities are offered on Zoom as well.
Everyone is welcome to attend Sunday and Weekday gatherings. Pre-registration is required for courses and sesshins.
Fall 2023 - Rohatsu
Friday, Dec. 1–Friday, Dec. 8
at Compassionate Ocean
Friday, Jan. 26, 7:00 P.M.–Sunday, Jan. 28, 11:15 A.M.
Friday, Feb. 23, 7:00 P.M.–Sunday, Feb. 25, 11:15 A.M.
Friday, Mar. 22, 7:00 P.M.–Sunday, Mar. 24, 11:15 A.M.
All Winter Sesshins will be held at Compassionate Ocean