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Due to COVID-19, Meditation sessions will take place on Zoom.

Please email ( for Zoom sign-in information.

Meditation & Gatherings

Compassionate Ocean Sangha (community) is a group practicing in the Buddhist mindfulness traditions of Soto Zen and Thich Nhat Hanh. Throughout the year we have weekly gatherings that include sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks and discussions, mindful movement, chanting and singing, and other spiritual practices. Dharma talks focus on aspects of Buddhist teaching and their application to everyday life.

Everyone is invited to participate in our sangha gatherings. There are no prerequisites to participate, and people are welcome to come when they wish. There is no fee; donations are welcome.

Weekly Gatherings - Meditation and Dharma Talks

For the time being,  our Sunday morning sangha gathering will be conducted online via Zoom. Please contact the Center for Zoom sign-in information. 


Sunday Morning Gatherings: 9:00–11:15 A.M. (via Zoom)
9:00 sitting, 9:25 walking, 9:35 sitting, 10:00 dharma talk and discussion,
11:15 ending.

Open Meditation Schedule

You are welcome to come for any part of the schedule.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings: 7:00–8:00 A.M. (via Zoom)
7:00 A.M. zazen (sitting), 7:40 chanting, 8:00 ending.

Thursday evenings: 7:30–-8:40 P.M. (via Zoom)
7:30 P.M. zazen (sitting), 8:00 kinhin (walking), 8:10 zazen, 8:40 ending.

Welcome Sessions

New people are always welcome at our Friday and Sunday morning gatherings. To provide a special welcome, welcome sessions that include an orientation to our practice are offered periodically. These are excellent opportunities to find out more if you are curious but haven't got around to coming.

Fall 2020: Friday, Sept. 11, 9:30-11:00 A.M. & Sunday, Sept. 13, 9:00-11:15 A.M.

Orientation to Zen Meditation

Basic instruction in Zen sitting practice.

Please note our Orientation to Zen Meditation is suspended until further notice.


No pre-registration needed.

Sunday mornings at 8:15 A.M.

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